Our Lady Queen of Heaven Curriculum
At Our Lady Queen of Heaven, we believe in a curriculum that underpins and promotes
the school’s culture and aims -
a curriculum for the whole child.
“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person.
And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints….” Pope Benedict XVI, 2010
At Our Lady Queen of Heaven, our school’s curriculum stems from our Mission Statement:
“We are inspired, strengthened and encouraged by our Catholic faith.
We place Jesus at the centre of everything we do and say, listening to Him with our hearts.
We spread love everywhere we go, valuing and caring for each other.
We strive to be the best learners we can, using and celebrating our God given gifts.”
“For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and Holy is his name” Luke 1: 49
Remote Learning Contingency Plan (September 2021)
In the event of a whole school closure or a year group “bubble” having to isolate at home our school will make continuing provision in the following ways:
- Children will be taught online via pre-recorded video lessons on the Video Centre accessed through the school website. This provision will be supplemented with additional work set via the Home Learning pages on the School Website and additional work packs printed and sent home. Additional links to the Oak National Academy curriculum and White Rose Curriculum available.
- Families who are unable to access suitable technology will receive support from the school to access a borrowed device
- All online learning and teaching will be carried out in accordance with the updated OLQOH Safeguarding policy.
Our staff will
- Be available via email and the online learning platform Purple Mash;
- Provide pre-recorded lessons and signpost to teaching content as per the normal school timetable and curriculum;
- Additional support to pupils who are struggling;
- Weekly phone call home to discuss Home Learning and well-being.
Parents & Carers are responsible for
- Ensuring that children are able to access the Home Learning printed resource pack and where possible they have a suitable space to do this from;
- Ensuring children have access to online learning or make contact with school to request use of additional resources. E.g. laptops;
- Ensuring that everyone in their household understands and complies with the OLQOH Safeguarding policy.
Vulnerable and Key Worker Children
- In certain situations, where the school has not been forced to close completely, provision will be made in school for vulnerable children and those where a parents carry out certain key worker roles.
Remote Provision Detail
- Work will be provided for children through Home Learning Packs delivered home each fortnight. Online pre-recorded teaching videos are available on the Video Centre;
- Main learning platform is the Video Centre on the School Website;
- A full timetable of curriculum provision is provided for children learning at home. (See EYFS, KS1 and KS2 exemplars below);
- Children are taught online via pre-recorded video lessons on the Video Centre accessed through the school website. This provision is supplemented with additional work set via the Home Learning pages on the School Website and additional work packs printed and delivered home. Additional links to the Oak National Academy curriculum and White Rose Curriculum available and support learning;
- All work completed via Purple Mash is commented on and feedback on. Work set via Purple Mash further supports work in Maths, English, Science and Computing. Additional online platforms support learning in wider curriculum areas: Lingo, Charanga Music, EdShed, Spelling and Arithmetic;
- All children receive a phone call home from Class Teachers to check on their progress and well-being. Children and parents and carers are able to contact Class Teachers via e-mail;
- Parents are asked to ensure that children are able to access the Home Learning printed resource pack and where possible they have a suitable space to do this from. Through communications sent from school, parents are reminded about access to online learning and how to make contact with school to request use of additional resources if necessary. E.g. laptops.
- Communication between school and home will predominantly be carried out via email with weekly phone calls home being made. The school phone line will continue to be in use during normal opening hours regardless of any school closure;
- Most parental queries can be answered by referring to information on the school website and with contact being made via email with your child’s Class Teacher.