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What does your child learn each day? 
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On this page you will find information about the wide-ranging jigsaw pieces that make up our ‘St. Catherine’s Curriculum’.  We are proud of the rigour in our planning and assessment, ensuring that our children experience a world class, inspiring, creative curriculum relevant to their lives and goals.


Please see the year group pages to view the curriculum newsletters that we send home to our parents throughout the year. They outline what will be covered in each subject as well as giving details of the trips, experiences and exhibitions planned to help enrich the children’s learning.


The start point for the curriculum is the National Curriculum document. Please see the 'Year Group Entitlements' document on this page, that outlines various experiences that we aim to provide for our children as they progress through the years.


We use a systematic synthetic phonics approach for the teaching of early reading.  Many of the resources we use have been adapted from various schemes – most notably, Jolly Phonics.


Most of our stage reading books are Oxford Reading Tree and we have a specialist 'Every Child A Reader' teacher who oversees the ECAR reading recovery programmes for those who have fallen behind.


If you have any further questions about your child's curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher. 

Year group entitlements

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