St. Gerard's RC Primary School
Avalon Court
Hemlington
Middlesbrough
TS8 9HU

Admin e-mail: michelle.wrightson@mcschools.org.uk

Telephone: (01642) 591820
Fax: (01642) 594069

Curriculum

St. Gerard’s Catholic Primary School exists to bring children to a greater love and knowledge of God. This fundamental belief permeates the whole curriculum. Curriculum means all those activities that are designed to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and in society.

Sound teaching methods are employed which reflect the best of modern ideas together with a sense of care and respect for all involved in the learning situation. All children follow National Curriculum programmes in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and ICT as well as Design Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music and PE.

The curriculum defines and describes the full range of experiences that St. Gerard’s School plans and delivers for its pupils in preparing them for the opportunities and demands of adult life. It has clear aims and is grounded upon a set of values and attitudes that influence the activities and quality of relationships within the school.  Consequently, St. Gerard’s School curriculum includes the Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum and other statutory requirements and recommendations.

Through our curriculum we are striving to enable learners to develop their knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding and their awareness of moral values. We hope that it will enable them to enter life after formal education as active participants in and contributors to society, capable of achieving as much independence as possible.  In supporting this aim, the school curriculum should encourage individuals to derive satisfaction from their learning, enjoy its processes and be able to see links between their learning and their life as well as learn from their experiences and the experiences of others.

The main principles underlying all curriculum policies in St. Gerard’s School are entitlement, inclusion and raising achievement.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-national-curriculum-2014

Curriculum Plans

Please see each class page in the tabs above. Each year group page provides an overview for each half term with detail as to what will be covered.

Long Term Plans

We have a four-year rolling programme of whole school themed topics which structure and shape our learning throughout school. These topics are then broken down into different aspects for each Key Stage. Use the link below to find out more about what we will be learning about – this year, we are following the topics for Year A.

4 year curriculum plan

Parents Guide

Help Your Child at Home

Please click on the links to download your copy of the National Curriculum expectations for each year group in English and Maths.

Year 1 English and Maths for Parents

Year 2 English and Maths for Parents

Year 3 English and Maths for Parents

Year 4 English and Maths for Parents

Year 5 English and Maths for Parents

Year 6 English and Maths for Parents