St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together we grow in God's love, learning to be the best we can be.

Curriculum Information


The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for its pupils. At St Joseph’s School we provide a rich, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum which is taught in ways appropriate to pupils’ ages and abilities. 


In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), pupils follow the EYFS Framework which includes seven areas of learning:


  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


In the EYFS, learning is carefully planned around the interests of the children to ensure that they acquire knowledge quickly and develop their understanding rapidly in a wide range of different areas.


In Key Stage One and Two, pupils follow the National Curriculum.

The subjects are:


  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics 
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and design
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Personal, social, health and economic education
  • Foreign language (Key Stage Two only)



At St Joseph’s, we developed a creative and challenging curriculum to respond to the particular needs of our pupils and to ensure that they all achieve their potential. 


Our curriculum:

  • Is an ambitious and inclusive curriculum designed to inspire curiosity, to value the integrity of each subject discipline and to provide broad, rich learning experiences.
  • Develops pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills sequentially through a progressive learning journey that promotes high levels of achievement for all pupils.
  • Encourages our children to be global citizens who have a good understanding of time, place and their identity and role in contributing to local, national and global communities.



At St Joseph's Our RE curriculum aims to :


  •  to provide a Catholic Christian education based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, in which the values of the Gospel underpin all aspects of school life


  • to provide an environment in which the dignity of each person as a child of God is recognised and developed; and to promote the full potential of each child through a curriculum which develops spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth


  • to provide a curriculum which is enriching and challenging, where children experience the opportunity to learn in a wide range of contexts


At St Joseph’s our English curriculum is driven by our love of books. We aim for each unit of work to be based around engaging, interesting, thoughtful text that exposes the student to a wide variety of literature.

Here is our English curriculum road map, which shows some of the books the students will discover whilst learning at St Joseph’s. The teachers are always looking out for new, relevant and diverse books and authors.  (Click on the next link to see our road map.)


Throughout their time at St Joseph’s the students will explore and develop their understanding of a range of writing genres. In accordance to the National Curriculum, students will be learn and embed key grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and spelling skills through reading and different writing genres as well as through some discrete phonic/spelling lessons.    

Please see the yearly overview for Key Stage 1 and 2 with reference to the national curriculum grammar and punctuation skills.

If you would like further information on the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.