At Holy Trinity & S. Silas School it is our intention to provide a rich, diverse and inspiring curriculum that ensures children have a wide range of opportunities to engage, explore, question and deepen their thinking, their knowledge and their understanding. We believe that through the arts learning comes alive and enables our children to develop skills that prepare them for life beyond school. Exposure to the arts unlocks potential in our young people, developing skills in communication, collaboration, empathy and problem solving.
Our curriculum is enhanced by key texts which link to topics and themes. These are then threaded into the everyday teaching of subject areas and are brought alive through art, drama and music. At Holy Trinity, we believe that the use of specialists in the classroom enhances the curriculum, develops and builds upon teachers’ skills and improves learning for all pupils.
We believe learning at Holy Trinity includes the following:
- a structured and well-paced curriculum that demonstrates year on year progression
- supporting children in the development of their skills of investigation, experimentation and application of their thinking
- providing children with rich and deep questioning that probes their understanding of key concepts, skills and ideas
- ensuring that children confidently share their learning and progression in a range of different ways
- an inclusive approach that adapts to strengths and needs
- the use of music, drama and images to bring experiences alive in preparation for writing
- visits to galleries, museums, nature parks etc. as teaching areas.
We give our teachers these top tips for engaging classrooms:
- explore what’s possible through the senses;
- value all contributions;
- focus on questions rather than answers;
- make it safe to take risks;
- allow time for ideas to emerge;
- encourage and develop visualisation;
- dream, draw and describe before you write;
- make connections and then make some more;
- make the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar.
Maths and English curriculum overviews
On your child’s class page section there is a related documents section where you will find a Maths Curriculum Overview and an English Curriculum Overview, as well as a Curriculum Map for their year. Click here for Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6.
For additional information about our curriculum, click on the subject specific tabs in the drop down menu above. You are also welcome to come in and arrange a meeting with your child’s class teacher. Parents of prospective pupils can arrange to speak to Ms Dolan or Mr McIntyre.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Reception follows the EYFS curriculum and aims to plan to support children to extend and develop their interests across the seven areas of learning:
PRIME AREAS (particular focus on these in the Autumn term)
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Planning gives equal weighting to all seven areas of the curriculum and creates opportunities for children to learn through play, initiating their own learning as well as being supported by adults.
Click here to visit Reception class page for related documents.