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Westminster Cathedral

Roman Catholic Primary School

Founded by
The Jesuit Fathers circa 1849

Our Learning

Our Learning

Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:

  •  promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
  •  prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Our broad and balanced curriculum combines learning and other experiences for each individual pupil.

We are legally required to follow the statutory national curriculum which sets out in programmes of study, on the basis of key stages, subject content for those subjects that should be taught to all pupils.

We have daily act of worship and 10% of our curriculum time is dedicated to religious education. We follow the Come and See a Catholic Primary Religious Education programme for Foundation and Key Stages 1 and 2 published in July 2012.  We make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and work closely with Coram Life Education.

Read Write Inc, a structured and systematic approach to teaching phonics and literacy is taught in streamed groups across Early Years and Key Stage 1.  We have recently introduced My Book Blog, a new online reading companion to pupils Year2-6.

Alongside Read Write Inc and My Book Blog, the pupils are taught English across Key Stages 1 and 2 using Wordsmith, a fully-integrated programme for reading comprehension, speaking and listening, grammar and writing.

For more information about the New National Curriculum please see;

www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425601/PRIMARY_national_curriculum.pdf