The Catforth Curriculum


Catforth has a wide curriculum providing the full range of primary subjects. All aspects of the 2014 National Curriculum are covered. Those include:

the core subjects - English, Mathematics and Science

and the foundation subjects -  ICT, History, Geography, Art & Design, Music, Design Technology, and PE.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 

Year 1  Cycle A. 2014-2015, 2016-2017Cycle B. 2015-2016

Year 2 and 3  Cycle A. 2014-2015, 2016-2017Cycle B. 2015-2016

Year 4, 5 and 6 Cycle A 2014-2015Cycle B 2015-2016Cycle C 2016-2017

All work is planned carefully ensuring all Programmes of Study are covered. The subjects are integrated into class topics, where appropriate. The children are taught in mixed ability, mixed age classes.

English and Mathematics are taught daily to all pupils and skills taught are practised through class topics where appropriate to ensure basic skills are given high priority and to achieve the highest standards possible in these essential subjects.

Our main aim is to teach these subjects in a lively, creative way with children at the centre of their learning. We want them to be motivated, to be curious, to develop independence and to learn to apply their skills in different contexts.

Teachers plan half-termly or termly themes that make links between subjects. This makes the learning, meaningful for the children and ensures they are engaged in lessons. The themes are supported by school trips, activities in the local area or by inviting visitors to school who can contribute. We look at the skills the child needs to develop in each curriculum area and plan opportunities for this development.

Religious Education is compulsory for all pupils registered in maintained schools and a locally agreed syllabus is followed. Children are taught predominantly about Christianity and are made aware of 5 of the other major religions: Sikhism, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. Parents who, for personal reasons, do not want their child to participate in Collective Worship and RE, should discuss this with the Headteacher.

We must also provide a daily act of collective worship that should be broadly Christian. We focus on Values for Life as our Worship themes.

Children in YrR follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum – with three prime areas, Communication and Language Development, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development and four specific areas, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Please see our class pages each half term for more information about the curriculum. 

For more details about the National Curriculum click here