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St Modwen's Catholic Primary School

Together we Achieve, Believe, Care

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Curriculum

We offer a varied and creative curriculum at St. Modwens.  It is determined by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, the National Curriculum and the Archdiocese of Birmingham Religious Education Strategy.

Information relating specifically to EYFS is available by clicking here.

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 we have a curriculum that has been designed to build on the interests of the children.  This ensures that all children are inspired, engaged and motivated to achieve the targets that we set for them.  We have the highest expectations for our children and offer a modern, creative approach to teaching harnessed with care and support that ensures exciting and new experiences.

Our curriculum consists of twelve subjects which all children study, plus Religious Education. These are:

 

English

Mathematics

Science

Art and design

Computing

Design and technology

Geography

History

Languages

Music

Physical Education (PE)

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) including SEAL

 

Children are in mixed classes and within each class there is a mixture of group work and whole class teaching. Pupils may be grouped by ability for some lessons, to individualise learning by enriching and extending the curriculum or providing interventions tailored the needs of each individual.

Phonics

More information about phonics is available here.

Assessment

Assessment, recording and reporting at St Modwens is crucial and forms a large part of teaching and learning, which involves the children at all stages.
On a day-to-day basis, the pupils are involved in assessment by discussing work with adults, comparing their work against success criteria, evaluation with peers, and responding to written feedback on their work.

The careful monitoring of all assessment data provides teachers with valuable information that directs their planning and gives early indication of when extra challenge, help or support is needed for children to achieve their full potential.

Many intervention strategies are delivered by our Teaching Assistants, which help build the confidence and achievements of pupils. Able children are quickly identified and achieve outstanding levels of work by tackling more challenging activities.

Opportunities are given to share assessment information with parents during the twice yearly parent consultations (October and March) but also at other more informal occasions upon request. A written report is sent to parents annually where children's attainment and progress against national Curriculum levels are also reported.