St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School is an inclusive school where Christ and the principles of the Catholic faith are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum for our children, working in partnership with parents and the parish to equip them with core values and knowledge to help them develop their future potential. We aim to provide the children with a firm foundation and understanding of being a good citizen, understanding and maintaining good mental and physical health alongside an engaging and varied curriculum.
At St. Ignatius our curriculum is determined by the National Curriculum 2014. Children are provided with knowledge-based learning opportunities which are equally as challenging as they are engaging! Across school we aim to be consistent in our approaches with the heart of all teaching and learning lying with the individual pupil. We believe that allowing children to access all areas of the curriculum is vital for them to be successful, confident, life-long learners who are able to reach and surpass their own expectations and dreams.
Our curriculum is currently based on the following subjects:
English, Maths, Physical, Social and Health Education, Geography, History, Science, Music, Design and Technology, Physical Education, Computing, Art and French (KS2).
Alongside the National Curriculum our children study Religious Education. We use a programme recommended by the Diocese of Leeds called The Way, the Truth and the Life. We are committed to ensuring R.E. is a core subject and at least 10% of curriculum time is devoted to the subject.
You can find more information on individual subjects on their relevant pages and about each class’s programme of learning on their class page.
If you have any queries about the curriculum, please contact the school office.
As part of our wider curriculum offer, all classes are provided with the opportunity to learn about a variety of different inspirational people. Children will look at:
- Saints; considering their impact and service to religion and society,
- World Artists; broadening their knowledge of artists and designers,
- British Monarchs; understanding the timeline of British history, monarch’s impacts on Britain, achievements during reigns and changes in power,
- Authors; learning about a variety of modern and traditional authors in depth,
- Scientists; scientists in history and their impact on modern life, women in science and challenging stereotypes, scientific advancements and achievements,
- Other Inspirational People; provides a wider knowledge of current issues, impact of activists on society and bringing about change, developing a good historical understanding and current understanding of world-wide issues.
We hope the influence of this learning will broaden pupil’s general knowledge of the wider world, giving them the opportunity to learn about important and successful people in depth over the course of the year.