At St. Gerard’s Catholic Primary School we see the curriculum as something that embraces more or less everything that the children do during their time here. A dictionary may describe curriculum as an academic course offered by the school, but that really doesn’t do justice to what an education is or what our curriculum offers.
Academic learning is obviously an important part of what happens in the school, and we take the progress and attainment of each child achieving the very best they are capable of achieving, very seriously. But it is certainly true that some of the most important things that you learn at school are not really to be measured in terms of scores or grades.
When the children join St. Gerard’s Catholic Primary School, they will have up to 8 years’ experience of academic, sporting, dramatic, artistic, musical, caring and, perhaps most importantly, personal growth to look back on. The greater part of the latter having been centred on the aspirations and the friendships they have made here. The curriculum will inspire the children to become the person they want to become, be the very best they can be academically, and create a lifetime love of learning.
The catholic ethos and values will underpin all the learning and experiences that the children have at St. Gerard’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery. The children will follow the “Come and See” programme and will experience daily Collective worship, weekly gospel assemblies and regular time for reflection.
Daily maths and English will be delivered through the Liverpool maths programme, phonics and guided read will be delivered daily through the Read, Write Inc program or bespoke guided read activities tailored to the children’s needs. The foundation subjects and Science have been developed alongside the children’s interests, ensuring full coverage of skills, by the whole school. (All planning and further details are available to download within the Termly dropdowns- Autumn, Spring, Summer or are on the class pages).The children will all have opportunities to learn and develop skills through specialist teaching and learning for P.E, Swimming, Music, D&T, The Arts, SMSC, Science, Geography, History , Computing and extra-curricular activities and clubs.
Life at St. Gerard’s Catholic Primary School is rich, varied, caring, inclusive, exciting, challenging, inspiring, but, above all, enormously rewarding.
“We have to stop delivering the curriculum to kids, we have to start discovering it with them”