Curriculum Overview

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

Our Curriculum meets the needs of our community and is designed specifically to give the children in our care the very best experiences both in and outside the classroom. Our philosophy is the more the children experience through trips and educational visits and learning about the wider curriculum the better prepared they will be for life beyond the classroom. We serve a deprived area of Manchester and many of our children have English as a second language. We try to give the children lots of activities rich in language, so that it raises the children’s confidence, self esteem and attainment. The Headteacher in particular is very passionate that the children have at least one memorable experience every half term, more if possible, and she did everything in her power to source a school mini bus to make this possible. She believes firmly in enriching the curriculum  through the teaching of topics and a weekly creative afternoon. The school tries to subsidize trips as much as possible and all transport is paid for. The Nurture Class has a bespoke curriculum tailored to the children’s needs and abilities. our ultimate aim is make sure we educate the children’s hearts as well as their minds.

For more information on our curriculum, please follow the links below to see the long term plans and the tabs on the front page to see photo evidence of some of the children’s experiences both in and outside the classroom. This is only a little flavour of what we provide the children will be able to tell you more.

We currently teach English using Cracking Writing and Read Write Inc Phonics. We teach Maths using Abacus and White Rose. We use The way the Truth and the Light for Religion and Twinkle for ideas for other areas of the curriculum.




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Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


  • Please click below for details of the New National Curriculum:

National Primary Curriculum