St Alban’s Catholic Primary School
At St. Alban’s School, we offer a broad-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development of our pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of secondary education leading towards adult life. The school curriculum comprises all learning and other, wider experiences such as enrichment activities, wow days and trips out of school. The National Curriculum is an important element of the school curriculum.
A new National Curriculum for all schools came into effect in September 2014.
The National Curriculum is taught throughout Key Stage 1 and 2 (infants and juniors), comprising of the three core subjects; English, Mathematics and Science with the other foundation subjects of Art and Design, Computing, History, Geography, Music, Design and technology, Physical education and a European language (Spanish). These subjects are taught according to the programmes of study, so that each pupil will acquire the knowledge and skills, appropriate to his/her age and ability. Religious Education is central to the life of our school.
In order to maintain breadth and balance we use an integrated topic approach, which covers all areas of the curriculum and incorporates the National Curriculum. Activities are matched to the needs and interests of children. A variety of teaching methods are used, working with individuals, small groups and whole class groups where appropriate. Teachers’ planning is based on a Creative Curriculum which integrates all the subjects under a broad topic heading ensuring the links are clear, and that the learning is skills and knowledge based and has relevance to the children.