Our Curriculum





Our Broad, Deep and Balanced Curriculum


 Our Lady Queen of Peace is a Roman Catholic School and as such, the ethos of the school is based upon the belief that God is at the centre of our lives. All that takes place in the school therefore, is a reflection of God’s loving care for each individual and each member of the school community has a responsibility to contribute to that ethos.

 We are determined that all children will fully develop their abilities in all areas in a caring, friendly and secure environment and to encourage the children to develop Christian attitudes to each other and to society.

 We are committed to social inclusion which means a desire to promote gender equality, race equality and equality of opportunity, irrespective of ability and we ensure all families have a sense of belonging to our school community.

In Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School we are determined to provide all our children with a full, rich and relevant curriculum matched to their individual needs. After careful analysis and discussion about our pupils’ backgrounds and life experiences, and after consultation with our pupils, we have designed a curriculum that gives them the skills, confidence and self-belief to lead a happy and fulfilled life. We encourage them to have high aspirations and a positive work ethic so that they achieve success. Our curriculum is exciting and challenging and inspires children to nurture a passion for learning. All teachers teach the subjects English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Technology, History, Geography, Physical Education, Music, Art and Religious Education in accordance with the National Curriculum requirements, the Catholic Church and the needs of our school community. Children in Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in all prime and specific areas of the EYFS curriculum. All children are taught Spanish conversation.

Assessment and monitoring tools are in place to make sure our children experience outstanding learning and make excellent progress.

In our school it is our belief that every child should feel valued and should experience and celebrate success. We are determined that our curriculum will enable our pupils to develop a positive, growth mindset so that they feel capable, confident and ready to tackle challenges they may face.

We have designed our curriculum to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development and we place high priority on children’s physical and mental wellbeing as we understand that children are successful learners when they are emotionally secure.

We maintain high standards in English and Mathematics because our curriculum allows our pupils to apply core skills in a range of contexts. Our full and rich curriculum, with its excellent range of experiences, ensures that every pupil at Our Lady Queen of Peace RCVA Primary makes significant progress both academically and personally. Our unique curriculum ensures that every child is given the opportunity to shine and flourish.

In Our Lady Queen of Peace RCVA Primary we organise our curriculum to enable pupils to make progress through the widening and deepening of essential knowledge, skills, understanding and learning behaviours. We create opportunities to build upon previous learning which allows our children to gradually develop a deeper understanding of the skills and processes within subject, at their own pace and in a relevant way. We emphasise reasoning and justification so that pupils develop higher order thinking skills and deep understanding.

April 2014


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