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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

Dinosaur Planet

Bright Lights, Big City

Year 2 Memory Box
Splendid Skies

 

Super Heroes

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Wriggle and Crawl

Street Detectives

Year 3

 

Tribal Tales
Gods and Mortals

 

Heroes and Villains
Mighty Metals
Traders & Raiders
Misty Mountain
Year 4


I Am Warrior

Tremors
 

Playlist
Potions
Flow
Burps, Bottoms and Bile
Year 5/6 Cycle A

Frozen Kingdom

 

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence
Revolution

Stargazers
Beast Creator
Year 5/6 Cycle B

Darwin's Delights

Hola Mexico

Alchemy Island

A Child's War

 

A Child's War

Pharoahs

 


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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