At St Austin’s Catholic Primary School our inclusive curriculum is built around the National Curriculum programmes of study and aims. It is delivered within the context of our Catholic community; our mission statement ‘We will love and serve as Jesus taught’ permeates through every aspect of school life and allows each child to develop their gifts and talents alongside their faith in a safe and fun environment.
We are preparing our children to be global citizens and Spanish is at the heart of our school. We are a centre of excellence for Spanish with children from EYFS to Year 6 being taught Spanish by specialist Spanish teachers and, additionally children in Year 3 to Year 6 participate and learn Spanish through Maths lessons. We have an annual Hispanic performance where all children showcase their language skills in a performance for parents and carers.
We are currently part of an Erasmus project which aims to place pupils in a European context and to reinforce their achievements through a better historical, geographical, artistic and cultural knowledge of our partner countries and of ours as well.
We aim to teach as much curriculum context through our topic themes, however, some subjects are taught discreetly where this is not possible. The curriculum is enhanced with educational visits, workshops, visiting drama groups, themed weeks such as money week, World book week and visits to our polytunnel.
Within in each subject there are a range of skills and knowledge to be taught, as well as teaching the application of English and Maths through other subjects. Further details for each subject can be found under the icons below and on each year group's page there are termly outlines of topics and learning that will be covered.