St Cuthbert and The First Martyrs' Catholic Primary School a Voluntary Academy

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Teaching & Learning in our school

 The Curriculum

At St Cuthbert and The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School, we aim to provide an excellent education where all children make progress.  The children are encouraged to think for themselves and to acquire lifelong skills which will prepare them for life in a modern society.  The development of the whole child is at the forefront of all our activities which means that we encourage academic achievement as well as their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.   The teachers assess the children in their care, in order to plan with the needs of each child in mind, setting challenging but realistic targets so that children can make progress and achieve their potential.

The school has tailored the curriculum to develop pupils' transferable skills whilst ensuring that we are also delivering the statutory content of the National Curriculum.

We aim to be innovative in our practice to provide contextualised, stimulating learning opportunities which allow all our children to access learning.  We work as part of local networks (Catholic Schools Partnership and Bradford West Partnership) to share ideas and resources.

In school the children learn through engaging and interesting topics with an emphasis on first hand experiences. Throughout the year, a number of educational visits are built in to accompany and enhance these topics. In addition to this, the children will have a series of memorable learning experiences. This includes: visitors into school, themed dressing-up days, project work, an assembly or a recreated experience in school.

We enable our pupils to succeed through challenging tasks and activities that encourage them to take risks. We develop their ability to think independently, enabling them to transfer their learning to all aspects of their life; preparing them for the future. We actively teach the skills needed to be a successful learner and reward these in our weekly “Celebration Worship.”

See our Curriculum Page and individual subject pages, for further details about each subject.

For long term plans for each year group  please click on Curriculum Page.