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Our Curriculum

Welcome to our curriculum page. On this page you will find information about the topics and curriculum covered within each year group. The curriculum is ‘what’ will be taught. We follow the ‘National Curriculum in England’ and each subject is taught discretely. However, cross curricula links are made within and across subjects to maximise on learning opportunities. For more information please click on the link which can be found within the curriculum maps section.

Our Curriculum Aims

Our vision is to provide our children with an environment in which they can discover the richness of life in cooperation with each other. We engage in a rich, varied and exciting curriculum during class lessons and activities which include a number of visits and theme days that are provided by outside agencies. As a result, our children are provided with opportunities to make excellent progress and develop positive attitudes to learning within an environment in which they can flourish and thrive. Christian values, to: love, protect, educate and nurture, underpin our work – to ensure our children are the best that they can be in an environment where they spread positive attitudes and shine as beacons of hope within our society.

Subjects taught at St Joseph’s RC Primary School

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (nursery and reception classes) our children work towards achieving the early learning goals. In years 1-6, core subjects include: English, Mathematics, Science, Computing and Religious Education. Foundation subjects include: History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Spanish in KS2, Music and Physical Education. Personal Health and Social Education is also taught at St. Joseph’s RC primary School which includes teaching and learning in relation to British Values and Sex and Relationships Education.


We hold a number of theme weeks across the year that provide further excitement and enrich pupils’ learning and development. These include, Reading Week: World Book Day activities, breakfast with a book, poetry assembly and a visit from an author or poet. Mathematics Week: theatre visit, maths visit for parents, Number Fun visit, Enterprise Activities and number songs assembly. Music week: Zulu Nations visit, Musical Extravaganza and individual presentations. Sports week: sports day and individual tournaments. Multi-Faith weeks: Bolton Faith Trail and whole school presentation and workshops in relation to the Jewish faith.

In addition, we offer a wide variety of after school clubs including: art, sewing, cookery, film and sports.

More recently, we have just launched The Daily Mile.


Curriculum Maps:

Here are our  curriculum maps:


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

More information about the Primary National Curriculum can be found here: National-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum
Letters and Sounds is our main Phonics scheme but we also use Read Write Inc for Intervention.
You can find some useful information and resources for Letters and Sounds on this website: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
Parent Information on Read Write Inc: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/