Curriculum Overview

An Overview of Learning at Sacred Heart

Here is the National Curriculum information for all of the classes at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School. If you’d like to take a look at the National Curriculum on the government website, please click the link below.

England Government website link - framework for key stages 1 to 4

A Sacred Heart Curriculum

At Sacred Heart, we are very proud of the inclusive, comprehensive and challenging curriculum that we have developed. Our curriculum does undergo changes and evolves to meet the needs of our children.
Please click on the links below to see our curriculum statement, curriculum guide, learner profiles and curriculum maps. We also have maps that show the links made across the curriculum within each year group as well as end of year expectation booklets.
If you do have any questions about the Sacred Heart curriculum, please contact Mrs Sim who is always happy to help and support you in finding out more about out curriculum.

Accessibility

At Sacred Heart, we have developed an inclusive curriculum and continue to ensure accessibility for all of our children. This relates to our Accessibility Plan, SEND Policy and SEND Information Report, as well as the SEND Code of Practice. We aim to increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability, expanding and making reasonable adjustments to the curriculum as necessary to ensure that pupils with a disability are as equally prepared for life as are the able-bodied pupils. This covers teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after-school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits. It also covers the provision of specialist aids and equipment, which may assist these pupils in accessing the curriculum.

Sacred Heart's Curriculum Overviews

At Sacred Heart, our remote learning and recovery curriculum have looked to maintain our Sacred Heart curriculum where possible, ensuring that our sequential approach to building up knowledge and skills has continued. In July 2020 and March 2021, gaps in teaching and learning as a result of national lockdowns were identified by class teachers and subject leaders and opportunities to address these have been built into our regular curriculum, as well as adding in catch-up afternoons and days. This has also allowed us to ensure a sequential approach to teaching and learning is maintained.

Long Term Plans

These long term plans show our curriculum map for each year group, showing what is covered throughout each half-term for all subject areas.

Curriculum Link Maps

Our Sacred Heart curriculum has been designed to develop links between subjects and concepts so that knowledge and skills can be applied away from direct teaching, building up a greater depth of understanding. These maps, or schemata, help teachers, children and parents/carers to identify and develop these links. These links build upon our Thinking Schools approach and help to embed learning within the long-term memory, as well as developing creativity and curiosity.

To support the reading of these maps, subject areas have been colour-coded: English = yellow, Science = green, Geography/History = peach, Computing = dark blue, R.E. = purple and Art/DT = light blue. There are also additional English and maths links highlighted with asterisks.

Sacred Heart's End of Year Expectations

These booklets outline the knowledge, skills and understanding required to achieve the Age-Related Expectation at the end of each year. They build upon the information shown in the Long Term Plans above and are expanded further within our Progression Maps, which can be found on each subject page.