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
The learning community at Our Lady's recognises we all have strengths, and that we learn best through 'real-life experiences' including visits to topic related sites, in-school events and the use of a variety of resources, including ICT.
Our Curriculum meets all the requirements of NC2014 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum), and is based on a creative and cross curricular approach supported by Cornerstones (http://www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/Curriculum-2014-Summary.aspx).
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Bright lights, Big city
Towers, Turrets and Tunnels
Through the Ages
Rocks, Relics and Rumbles
Emperors and Empires
Britain at War
These topics have been carefully selected to ensure full curriculum coverage.
We support our children through Quality First Teaching (QFT), careful assessment (using the Target Tracker system - http://www.targettracker.org/) and a constant dialogue between children, staff and parents, with our aim being to develop resilient, collaborative and creative thinkers.
As a Catholic School, we follow the 'Come & See' RE Curriculum (http://www.comeandseere.co.uk/).
We aim to provide every child with equal access to a broad and balanced education, and to enable each individual to reach their full potential through appropriate planning, support, provision and by working closely with children and parents/carers.
For more information on what we teach and how we teach it, please email our Assistant Head Teacher, Helen Connor - firstname.lastname@example.org