Key Stage 1 and 2
Our curriculum is broad and balanced. Over the three terms of the academic year, each child has the opportunity to experience the full range of subjects. Key Stages 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum which is built around developing the children’s essential knowledge, understanding and key skills within subjects.
At St. Benedict’s we use the New Primary School curriculum for English (introduced September 2014) together with other published schemes. In addition, a revised literacy scheme of work was created by the Literacy Subject Leader which outlines expectations for, reading, writing and spelling, punctuation and grammar for each year group. It also outlines the narratives of writing which are taught across school.
Maths lessons also follow the New Primary School Curriculum. The new curriculum is designed to enable children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Children work towards developing the skills to reason mathematically and solve problems.
At St. Benedict's we also use the Abacus Scheme which we adapt to suit the needs of each individual child.
St Benedict’s follows the National Curriculum to teach science. We aim to provide children with learning experiences to develop an understanding of the world by using and applying scientific knowledge and skills. Children are encouraged to use different types of scientific enquiry to ask and answer questions about each topic through firsthand experiences.
Science is taught through a variety of topics covering Light, Seasonal Change, Plants and Animals, Materials, Sound, Habitats, Forces and Magnets, Light, Rocks, States of Matter, Electricity, Earth and Space and Evolution and Inheritance.
St Benedict’s are proud to have achieved the silver award for the Primary Science Quality Mark.