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St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School We pray together, work together and always do our best, following the example of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Curriculum

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord"

Colossians 3:23

 

 

Our Curriculum

 

Our Curriculum aims:

  • Promote a culture of vocation:
  • Recognizing and developing the original gifts of our young people
  • Preparing them for service in the common good for the transformation of society
  • Aiming for academic excellence for all, for the sake of the dignity of the individual.

 

In designing the curriculum, each learning journey begins with an over-arching enquiry question (big question). Using the information gained from pre-learning (cold) tasks and the retrieval of prior learning, a series of mini-enquiry questions are then answered to scaffold the learning journey as each pupil prepares to answer the big question.​​​​​​​

Deepening Learning through SOLO Taxonomy

 

Our learning journeys are planned using Solo Taxonomy:

  • It makes learning outcomes visible to pupils and teacher
  • It provides a clear, simple and robust way identifying the level of cognitive complexity of learning intentions and outcome
  • It is a common language shared by adults and children which supports meta-cognition (understanding how I learn)
  • It improves quality and effectiveness of feedback conversations

 

By using Solo our learning journeys move from shallow to deep learning.  Anchored in prior learning, pupils collect and organize knowledge and ideas then develop a deeper understanding of concepts by making links, generalizing or applying to new contexts.

For more information about our curriculum:

  • Visit the individual subject pages below

  • Visit the individual class pages

  • Alternatively,  speak with your child’s class teacher. 

Information about our approach to equality and the curriculum and how you ensure it is accessible for all pupils, including those with special educational needs or disabilities:

  • Visit our SEN page
  • Read our policies - see below

 

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