Our Mission Statement ‘We learn together in God's love by encouraging and supporting one another’ was chosen by the children to reflect the journey each individual makes as they grow spiritually and academically during their career at St Edmunds. The curriculum is designed to reflect our philosophy that every child is a unique gift from God with their own talents, interests and needs.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is planned and delivered in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 for years 1 to 6 and the Foundation Stage Curriculum for Early Years.
At St Joseph’s we believe learning is as much about attitudes as knowledge and skills. We explicitly teach the children about the characteristics of successful learning as part of the curriculum. This helps the children develop as ambitious, independent learners who are able to take responsibility for their learning and communicate their knowledge and ideas confidently and articulately to peers and adults alike. More information about our learning characteristics can be found here.
An thematic approach is used to organise the subject specific content the children will be taught, with year groups working closely together to provide a consistent, motivating experience for all. An overview of the curriculum which is delivered in each year group is available on this page. More information is provided for parents on a weekly basis through the Learning Intentions which are sent home each Friday and can also be seen on this page.
There are many extra-curricular activities provided during lunchtimes and after school which enhance children’s learning. We also take the children on residential activities in key stage 2. More information about the most recent residentials can be found here.
The classes are arranged in the following year groups:
- Noah: Early Years
- Moses: Year 1 and 2
- Elijah: Year 2 and 3
- Abraham: Year 4 and 5
- Samson: Year 5 and 6