An Overview of Learning at Sacred Heart
A Sacred Heart Curriculum
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.