Curriculum Overview

Pupil learning is directed through the Early Years and Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS = Nursery/Reception) and the National Curriculum (from Y1- Y6). 

Curriculum Maps

Pupil learning is directed through the Early Years and Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS = Nursery/Reception) and the National Curriculum (from Y1- Y6). 

Foundation Stage – Reception 

All early years providers must complete an EYFS profile for each child in the final term of the year in which they turn 5. For most children this is the Reception Year in primary school.

The main purpose is to provide an accurate assessment of individual children at the end of the EYFS. The profile describes each child’s attainment against early learning goals, together with a short narrative about their learning characteristics.

Key Stages 1 and 2 

English and Maths are given particular emphasis in a wide ranging curriculum which includes all other National curriculum subjects. Much of English and Maths will be taught in the Literacy and Numeracy sessions but many aspects will be taught through other subjects such as science or geography during IPC topics, for example.

Literacy involves many aspects of language work including speaking and listening, drama, story writing, poetry etc. and all aspects are crucial to develop good literacy skills.

French is taught across the school in partnership with our own specialist, Mrs Buckley, the class teachers and student MfL teachers from Hope University, LJMU and Edge Hill.

The children will learn the skills required for geography, history, art and music through topic work. The pupils are enthusiastic and motivated to learn during these ‘hands on’ lessons.

Children are encouraged to take part in field studies throughout their time at St Brigid’s. Visits to museums, galleries and places of historical interest are linked closely to the curriculum. These may take place locally (River Alt, local shops) or further afield (Colomendy in North Wales or Winmarleigh Hall in Lancashire).

End of Year Expectations: