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Overview

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

 

Mission Statement:  

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).

As there are currently mixed age classes in Upper KS2 at OLQOH, the Cornerstones Curriculum is taught over a two year cycle. KS1 now have straight year group classes and are in the process of changing to yearly topics. 

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Year 1
Memory Box
Splendid Skies
 
 

Super Heroes

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Bright Lights, Big City

Dinosaur Planet

Year 2

Land Ahoy

Street Detectives

 

 

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Wiggle and Crawl

Scented Garden

Beach Combers

Year 3

 

Tribal Tales
Gods and Mortals

 

Heroes and Villains
Mighty Metals
Flow
Tremors
Year 4


I Am Warrior

Playlists
 

Potions

Blue Abyss

Flow
Burps, Bottoms and Bile
Year 5/6 

Stargazers

Revolution

 

Frozen Kingdom

 

 

Pharaohs
Scream Machine


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/).

For more information on what we teach and how we teach it, please email our Senior Assistant Head Teacher, Jan Miles - jmiles@olqoh.com

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