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Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School



Hearts that inspire, Hearts that believe, Hearts that achieve.


Curriculum Intent


At Sacred Heart RC Primary School our curriculum is designed to inspire enthusiasm for learning, to ensure achievement and to support pupil well-being and happiness.  Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning.  At Sacred Heart, we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all learners.  Through our curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for later life.  Our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide. We provide learning experiences which promote confident, self-motivated pupils, eager for lifelong learning.  Our curriculum aims to celebrate the development of the whole child.


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Reading in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1


“The diligent, concentrated and systematic teaching of phonics is central to the success of all the schools that achieve high reading standards in Key Stage 1.’ (Reading by 6 2010 pg. 4).


At Sacred Heart R.C. School we use Read, Write Inc (RWI) as our prescriptive programme for teaching reading and writing from Nursery to Year 2. It follows a set structure and is heavily based on paired work and positive teaching. The level at which the children work within this programme is dictated by their ability to recognise different phonemes and blend sounds to make words.


It is also used as an intervention programme for children in Key Stage 2 who need to consolidate and develop their understanding of phonics.

If you wish to know more about any aspect of the curriculum in any year group please contact the school office or make an appointment to speak to a teacher.