St William's Catholic Primary School

Christ at Our Heart

Young Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 9RG

01274 545743

office@stwilliams.bradford.sch.uk

Our Curriculum

Throughout the school the children are taught in mixed ability classes in the care of their own class teacher with the support of the teaching assistants.
The school has a seven class structure. The structure of each class will be reviewed at the end of each year to ensure that the best possible support for pupils is given.

Aut 1 Aut 2 Spr 1 Spr 2 Sum 1 Sum 2
Year 1

RE -God’s Great Plan

Eng - Stories with familiar settings

Poetry

Recount (diary)

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Mary, Mother of Jesus

Eng -  Poetry performance

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Place value and mental calculation

Science - 

RE -Families and Celebrations

Eng - Fairy stories Language work 

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Following Jesus 

Eng - Poetry Report

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

RE -The Resurrection 

Eng - Fantasy stories Traditional tales / performance

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Miracles

Eng - Poetry Information text

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

Year 2

RE -Chosen People 

Eng - Stories with familiar settings Poetry

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Mysteries 

Eng - Report News reports

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Place value and mental calculation

Science - 

RE -The Good News

Eng - Traditional tales

Language work 

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -The Mass 

Eng - Poetry Explanation

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

RE -Eastertide 

Eng - Humorous stories Playscripts

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -The Church is Born

Eng - Poetry Information text

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

Year 3

RE -The Christian Family 

Eng - Explanation Settings

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Mary Our Mother

Eng- Autobiography Poetry

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Place value and mental calculation

Science - 

RE -Called to Change

Eng - Information/ non-chronological report Language work

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Eucharist

Eng - Fantasy Poetry

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

RE -Pentecost

Eng - Newspaper report

Debates

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Being a Christian

Eng - Mystery story

Poetry

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

Year 4

RE -Learning about the Bible

Eng - Biography Stories from other cultures

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Trusting in God

Eng - Spooky stories

Poetry

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Place value and mental calculation

Science - 

RE -Jesus the teacher

Eng - Journalistic writing

Language work 

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Jesus the saviour

Eng - Fantasy Poetry

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

RE -The Mission of the Church

Eng - Non-chronological report

Science fiction

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Belonging to the Church

Eng - Multi-media information text

Poetry

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

Year 5

RE -Gifts from God

Eng - Multi-media information text Poetry

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -The Ten Commandments

Eng- Chronological Report

Rap performance

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Place value and mental calculation

Science - 

RE -Inspirational People 

Eng - Poetry

Stories from other cultures

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation AB

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Reconciliation 

Eng- Language work Persuasive text

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

RE -Life in the Risen Lord

Eng - Poetry

Myths

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Other Faiths

Eng - Handbook Persuasion

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

Year 6

RE -The Kingdom of God

Eng - Poetry Narrative technique

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Justice

Eng - Non-chronological report

Debate

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Place value and mental calculation

Science - 

RE -Jesus, Son of God

Eng - Poetry

Anthology - variety of genres

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Jesus, the Bread of Life

Eng - Language work Information/ report

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 

RE -The Work of the Apostles

Eng - Variety of genres

Graphic novel

Maths- 

Place value and mental calculation 

Geometry

Written Calculations and Algebra

Science - 

RE -Called to Serve & Other Faiths (Islam)

Eng - News article

Plays

Maths- 

Written Calculations and Algebra

Fractions

Measurement and Statistics

Science - 


In line with the National Curriculum, pupils are taught subjects which are placed in the following categories.

Core
English, Maths, Science, RE, Computing.


Foundation
The Foundation subjects are:

History, Geography, Music, Science, PE, Computing, Art & Design and Technology.

As of 2014 the new National Curriculum is fully in place. A Modern Foreign Language is statutory and St. William’s will be teaching French to all children.

These subjects have their own programmes of study and methods of assessment and recording children’s work have been developed.  Whenever possible cross-curricular approaches are encouraged.
 

Personal, Social and Health Education and Computing are incorporated into all areas of the curriculum.
Infant children are taught within the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 framework. 

Children in Reception will be taught within the Early Years Framework. 

At the end of Year 2 and Year 6 pupils are subject to the National Standard Assessment Tests (SATs).  Parents will be informed of the procedures and results at the appropriate times. 

To find out more about the curriculum at St William's, please see any of the teaching staff.

Numeracy

 

In St Williams we are working to ensure that our children can not only use the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, but can also use them in a range of different contexts. We ask the children to not only learn a method but also how to apply that method as well.

Below are copies of our calculations policy documents which show you how we teach the 4 basic operations in school. It would be great if they can practise these at home with you!

 

Addition calc policy parents.doc

Subtraction calc policy parents.doc

Multiplication calc policy parents.doc

Division calc policy parent.doc

The children enjoy the themes that they are learning about and it allows them to make cross-curricular links with the other subjects. We encouage the children to use their reading, writing and maths in the other areas of learning whilst making the learning interesting and fun!

 

Literacy

Phonics

The scheme we use in school to teach phonics is, at present, Ruth Miskin Literacy (RML). 

 

Reading

At St Williams we enjoy reading and understand how important it is to ensure that we can read fluently and decode difficult words. We also know that it is about understanding the text so we spend time asking and answering questions about events in the stories, poems, newspaper reports, non-fiction books and many more types text.

 

We use a scheme of work called Read, Write Inc which supports the children with their phonics, reading, writing and spelling skills. It also encourages the children to work together and help each other as they take it in turns to be the teacher.

Writing

Writing is a very important part of our curriculum. The children are encouraged to write in all areas of the curriculum and this is supported by the literacy and the phonics. We encourage the children to use a range of different writing styles and we have some very creative children in our school!