Robert Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B20 3RT

01215543289

enquiry@stclare.bham.sch.uk

St. Clare's Catholic Primary School

MISSION STATEMENT

We welcome everyone into our community in order to live, love and learn together in the light and example of the life of Christ

A reminder that school is closed on Monday 3rd May for the bank holiday. Pupils return on Tuesday 4th May from 8:40am.Please read updated information on Fasting and Term dates for 2021-22. Please remember you must not send your child to school if they are suffering from any symptoms associated with the coronavirus. Please keep updated on Remote Learning through Google Classroom, this website and T2P. Please visit this Website regularly for updated information. Please scroll down to find the latest Families Birmingham Magazine Link. Please click in SEND {Key Information Tab} for the latest SEND Parent Webinar - January 2021Please click on our Covid-19 link for updated information. Please click on Online Safety for activities and the e-safety link for keeping children safe. Please continue to visit the school website for updated information and remember we are now using T2P as our primary source of communication. Texts will come from St Clare's. You click on the verification link to download the app. Click on the link to download the T2P app. when downloaded then click on the 3 lines and then click on I for Information and scroll down to choose St Clare's. Please click on our COVID 19 section for 'What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak available in a large number of languages. Please login to Google Classroom throughout any period of school closure or class closure for daily work that is set by teaching staff. Thank you for following our new routines and one way system, it is much appreciated and helps keep us all safe. Please remember that school finishes at 1:30pm every Wednesday. Please be prompt. Please make yourself aware of the Secondary transfer form that must be completed by the 31st October (for pupils who started Y6 in Sept 2020). You can complete the form online - You can download the form from the school website under the parents tab. If you need assistance then the school will be happy to assist - please contact the office. Please follow us on twitter at Stclaresvoice for updated school information. Please follow us on our Twitter Account search for Stclaresvoice and follow the set up information. Please look at our calendar for important upcoming events. You can access diary events on our app by clicking on calendars and on the dot under the date for further information.

'Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities.'

Curriculum Intent

At St Clare’s we want:

  • To ensure that our children develop strong reading and comprehension skills and can confidently apply these across the curriculum. 
  • Our children will read widely, fluently and for pleasure. 
  • To develop children’s skills in identifying a purpose and audience for their writing and provide opportunities for them to apply these skills in ‘real life.’ 
  • Our children to develop detailed knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum and retain this information in their long-term memories.  They will connect new knowledge with existing knowledge to develop their understanding. 
  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that supports the needs of all our children at St Clare’s and prepares them for the next stage in their education. 
  • To have plenty of opportunities to practice using new vocabulary, both in speaking and in writing.
  • Parents and carers to become confident in supporting their children’s learning both at home and at school.
  • To celebrate the rich diversity of the children, staff and their families and to share this with each other and our local community.
  • To follow the guidance of Pope Francis and learn to care for our World in a better way and to share this knowledge with others.

How we will implement our curriculum intent.

Building the Kingdom 

At St Clare’s we have worked hard to develop a rich curriculum that meets the needs of all our learners. All children receive a broad, balanced curriculum through both subject and topic work. We believe that the best way to prepare our children for the future is to enable them to acquire knowledge whilst developing skills and understanding. We want our learners to apply skills meaningfully and wherever possible across a variety of curriculum areas, so they develop transferable skills which can be used in any subject. We encourage children to think for themselves, to discuss ideas and to use reasoning when justifying their ideas.

Teachers, as professionals, will elect to use the most appropriate method for the material, age and ability of the class. Individual, group and whole class teaching will be in evidence throughout the school. The features common to all approaches will be positive encouragement of effort, work that will stretch but not frustrate, recognition of achievement and work programmed to develop individual children and help them achieve their full potential. Our teaching style takes account of the learning styles of the pupils and caters for the full range.

 As we are moving towards a one-and-a-half form entry school, we currently have some mixed age classes, we run our themes on a two-year cycle, so no child repeats a topic. Each topic is run across the three classes in a 'Phase', so the children in Years 1 & 2 do the same topic together, as do those in Years 3 & 4 and in Years 5 & 6. There is an overview of our topic cycle below. Foundation Stage (our Nursery and Reception classes), run a different curriculum to the rest of the school. These wholes school themes are based on Catholic Social Teaching.

Cycle 1 

Theme 

Cycle 2 

Theme 

Autumn Term (2019) 

Life and Dignity of the Human Person​ 

Autumn Term (2020) 

Call to Family, Community and participation 

Spring Term (2020) 

Option for the poor and vulnerable​ 

Spring Term (2021) 

Dignity of work  

Summer Term (2020) 

Care for God’s creation 

(Stewardship) 

Summer Term (2021) 

​ Solidarity 

 

.The theme of ‘rights and responsibilities’ will be split over all the themes and work from the UNICEF  charter on the rights of the child to be introduced from Summer 2020.

  • The termly theme gives the opportunity to really think about the purpose for learning and links will be made in most, if not all subjects every term.  Children and staff will be part of an immersion event  for every theme, this reflects the words of Pope Francis – See, Judge, Act.  We want children, families and staff to deeply understand the context for their teaching and learning and aim to develop opportunities for this over the coming year. 
  • Each term all aspects of the National curriculum will be covered in all classes.  Some subjects will  have a half term focus rather than a full term. 

National Curriculum Links - to find out more please click on the following links.

English KS 1 and KS2 click here

Maths KS 1 and KS2 click here

Science KS 1 and KS2 click here

Art and Design KS 1 and KS2 click here

Computing KS 1 and KS2 click here

Design and Technology KS 1 and KS2 click here

Geography KS 1 and KS2 click here

 

 History KS 1 and KS2 click here

Languages KS 1 and KS2 click here

Music KS 1 and KS2 click here

Physical Education KS 1 and KS2 click here

 

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