The formal National Curriculum begins in KS1 – years 1 and 2 and is further developed at KS2 – years 3,4,5 and 6. The new national curriculum has been introduced at St Michael’s in the Autumn term of 2014.
We teach the following curriculum areas and have provided progression documents in each subject below:
In addition, every school must provide Religious Education. We also aim to promote Equal Opportunities and Multi-Cultural Education through assemblies, circle time and SMSC. We give a high priority to developing the Personal and Social Education of our children, promoting co-operation, caring, understanding and tolerance both in our school and in the community.
LPDS National Curriculum
At St Michael’s RC Primary School we follow a creative curriculum from Lancashire Professional Development Service. This enables us to explore a greater freedom in developing a whole school curriculum. We use the key learning in each national curriculum subject to ensure effective progression across the primary phase which has resulted in a broad and balanced curriculum.
At St Michael’s School we follow the ‘Come and See‘ religious curriculum.
‘Come and See‘ was written over a number of year by a group of Religious Education specialist advisers from English and Welsh diocese including Hexham and Newcastle and CAFOD education officers.
The Department for Education state there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
Find out more about our approach to British values and how we use this at our school.
Music tuition is available in school for various instruments through:
Parents deal directly with this company, which offers Drum, Keyboard, Guitar and Violin lessons The school provides a venue for these lessons during the school day. Further information can be found on the Musicworks website.
Durham County Council Music Service
Tuition is currently offered for the clarinet, flute and brass instruments from Year 3 upwards. The Music Service identify children on an annual basis through demonstration workshops that they give in school.
Further information can be found on the Durham Music Service website
If you still require help having looked at these websites, please contact the school office.
In our school we run a 2 year rolling programme of topics for our creative curriculum. Teachers in year groups plan together around the theme but take learning objectives from their year groups learning objectives.
Our topics are organised into Year 1/2; Year 3/4 and Year 5/6.
To find out what your child’s year group will be learning about across the school year, please use the links below.
Archived Year Group Medium Term Plans
Supporting your Child at Home
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At St Michael’s RC Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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