St Michael’s Curriculum
How we provide across all subjects:
As well as the provision within subjects we interweave the needs of the children within our school throughout our curriculum and our school life. Our visitors, our visits, our faith, our use of Growth Mindset are all key building blocks of our curriculum. Staying safe in school, outside school and online; our British values, our social responsibilities, our moral code of conduct, our spiritual growth, our cultural development and place in the world are all encompassed both explicitly and intrinsically within our curriculum.
Our curriculum shows our children what we have been; what we are and what we can be in this incredible world of ours.
How we provide within subjects:
At Kirkham St Michael’s we aim to have an exciting, comprehensive and broad curriculum. It’s design is based around the 2014 National Curriculum for England. We use Lancashire’s planning in mathematics, this is supplemented by White Rose Hub resources to aid fluency, reasoning and problem solving and My Maths for homework. Our English is largely supplemented by Scholastic’s 100 English Lessons, and Letters and Sounds for phonics and Read, Write, Inc as our spelling resource. We are currently following the Blackburn Diocese 2013 Questful RE Scheme of work, although from September 2018 we will follow the new Diocesan curriculum and it’s supporting material ‘Understanding Christianity’. We use Lancashire’s scheme in Physical Education as well as PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education). Rising Stars scheme is the basis of our computing curriculum and this is enhanced by the skills and knowledge of our coordinator. Charanga is used to support the teaching of music and Twinkl in KS2 French. In science and the remaining subjects such as history, geography, art, DT (Design Technology) we use a mixture of resources from PlanBee and Scholastic. Underpinning all our teaching is the Weaving Knowledge, Skills and Understanding into the New Curriculum by Focus Education (published 2013), which breaks National Curriculum objectives down into year group or phase objectives.
The reading schemes that we use in school are:
Collins Big Cat
Oxford Reading Tree
Phonics Schemes we use in school are:
Fast Track Phonics
If you require further information on any of the above information then please contact the school office.