In this section of our website you will find information about our school's curriculum. This includes a Curriculum Map for each year group briefly outlining what is taught in each term and a Curriculum Overview.
Each class page, (See "Children's" tab) on the website is another source of information to help to support you with your child's learning. In our school we also have Subject Leaders responsible for the curriculum. In the Curriculum Subject page on the website you will find additional information about the each of the National Curriculum subjects and the exciting things happening at our school. (This is currently being updated.)
We aim to prepare our children for all the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Our curriculum is balanced and broadly based and promotes each child's spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development preparing them to be responsible and active citizens in future years.
The curriculum at OLSS School is determined by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, the National Curriculum, the Archdiocese guidelines for Religious Education and the school’s individual subject policies.
The quality of education at OLSS is good because our school embraces the neurodiversity of all our pupils and as a consequence has adapted our curriculum to meet the needs of all our pupils through a holistic approach to learning with ‘Well-Being’ being at the heart of our practice.
At OLSS we recognise that for all our children to succeed, we need to provide a wide-ranging, engaging, interesting and humanity rich curriculum that is bespoke to the diverse needs of all our children. A curriculum that develops the skills, knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life and be educated, aspirational and compassionate citizens.
We strive to develop the whole child in a holistic approach with Well-Being being at the heart of our curriculum. Pupils at OLSS, are encouraged to be hard working, resilient, good communicators, emotionally intelligent, confident and aspirational in order to be good citizens and to have positive life-skills.
As children move through the school, the expectation for the depth and breadth of their learning is increased. They engage in skills of a similar nature, but at a higher level of understanding leading to a mastery approach to learning. Learning based on the local environment and educational visits further afield make learning ‘come alive’ for our children.
As a Catholic school, RE and Collective Worship is a core part of our curriculum. The Gospel Values are embedded throughout the curriculum in order to guide our pupil’s through their journey in school and the rest of their lives with God’s love.
At Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, through our curriculum we strive for all our pupils to be 'Star Pupils.'
To be: caring, honest, respectful, independent, resilient, kind, hard-working, polite, a good communicator, emotionally intelligent and happy.