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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School



Curriculum Intent

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we aim to educate the whole child.  Our curriculum is underpinned by our school Mission Statement ‘In the Light of Jesus we Learn to Shine’ and the teachings of Jesus Christ through the Gospel Values. We believe it is our responsibility to uphold the distinctive nature of our school by providing a balance between physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional growth.

The curriculum has been designed to be creative, inspiring and challenging, so that our pupils are exposed to a range of topics and experiences. This broadens their understanding and equips them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be successful, confident life-long learners in modern Britain.

Aims of our Curriculum

For all pupils to:

  • become fluent and confident readers and to develop an appreciation and love of Reading whilst gaining a growing knowledge of vocabulary across the curriculum;
  • use excellent basic skills across the curriculum including reading, writing and mathematics;
  • be able to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language;
  • be engaged by the curriculum and inspired to learn;
  • have regular opportunities to revisit key knowledge in all curriculum areas;
  • become independent, resilient and confident learners so they are ready for the next stage of their education;
  • be challenged and make progress across all areas of the curriculum;
  • have a wide range of life experiences that enhance their learning (including trips and extra-curricular activities).




Parents, Staff, Pupils and Governors are regularly informed about the curriculum provision. We aim to offer a broad and balanced curriculum which extends learning beyond the classroom. All pupils are given opportunities to become independent and successful learners. The creative curriculum has captured the imagination of the pupils. Specialist teachers also deliver the Music and Modern Languages curriculum.

Please refer to the relevant Year curriculum page for termly curriculum Information.