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Our school motto is, 'believe, achieve, succeed.' This underpins our school mission statement and forms the basis of all teaching and learning at Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School and Nursery.

 

Our school offers a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and

which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

 

We aim to provide a curriculum which engages and enthuses all individuals and all groups of pupils, enabling them to make good progress and achieve their best.

We are constantly refining our curriculum and what we teach in school in order to meet the needs of all learners.

 

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

 

You can also follow our Twitter feed and view our class pages to find out more about the curriculum in each year group. 

@OLA_LIVERPOOL

 

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly.

 

Religious Education Curriculum Statement.

As a Catholic primary school and Nursery, we teach religious Education through the 'Come and See' programme with support and guidance from the Liverpool Archdiocese Christian Education Dept. RE is taught through a range of topics, each focusing on one of three themes: Christian Living, Church and Sacraments.

There are 3 stages in the process for delivering the topics in 'Come and See' - Explore, Reveal and Respond which enable pupils to develop knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes.

The needs of individual pupils are met through a range of teaching and learning styles and experiences.

'Come and See' also requires us to teach the children about other faiths and religions; these include Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism.

Further details can be found below.


 

 

 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

At Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary and Nursery School, we provide our pupils with an Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum that gives them the building blocks for their education and embeds the knowledge and the skills they will require to be ready for school and develop a love of learning. Our curriculum provides children with first hand experiences and practical opportunities to explore, find out more, develop their natural curiosity and become highly engaged in their learning. The curriculum supports children to use their imagination and creativity to develop their thinking through finding their own ways to solve problems and individual approaches to activities.

 

Children learn through our inviting, safe, calm and stimulating learning environment where they have opportunities to learn through play by initiating their own ideas with the continuous provision indoors and outdoors and through adult support, scaffolding and modelling. We support all pupils through developing strong relationships with them and equipping them with the skills they need to interact with their peers and adults.

 

Our curriculum is driven by raising aspiration for all, celebrating diversity, improving vocabulary and promoting health and well-being. 

 

Our school values provide a basis for developing key personal skills necessary for a successful learning journey now and in the future: self-belief, independence, kindness, responsibility, respect and resilience.
 

Mrs Wakefield (EYFS Lead) 


 

Below you can find a guide book for parents / carers. This has been published by the Department for Education. ‘What to Expect and When’. It is full of great ideas and useful links. Please remember that children learn and develop at different rates, but if you have any worries or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher.

Liverpool Early Reading Pathway - a guide for parents / carers

This guide is full of useful information about what is on offer in our city. It aims to develop a love of reading and language from a young age. Have a look and see how you and your family could get involved!

 

 

 

 

 

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It is our pleasure to announce that we are now an 'All Aboard Phonics' school! We have taken part in a pilot study with our children with a number of different phonics schemes and our children really loved this scheme!

Some of the main reasons which our children preferred this scheme were:

  • Lively, interactive 'poem' based sound teaching.
  • Actions for each sound to encompass the visual, auditory and kinaesthetic elements of inclusive teaching.
  • Real-life images are used in the decodable books which promote better language development at home and in school.

The following is taken directly from the All Aboard Website and highlights the main benefits of the system.

 

Our main phonics programme is full of strong visual cues for the phonics. They engage the children and our general nautical theme leads to a lot of easy fun for the children. Only engaged children learn optimally and these lessons allow most of the children to progress well in these mainstream group sessions.

 

 There are usually a few children in each class who find progress harder and struggle to keep up. Then our unique intervention process is the key for you to assess and support those children. 

 

Our particular expertise at All Aboard Learning is how to help those children in each class who find phonics hard. You can see comments from teachers and parents who we have worked with on our Easyread Facebook page. You can also see the independent academic study of our intervention processes here.

In our All Aboard Phonics Plus manual you will have a simple evaluation process to determine what is causing the difficulty for a child. That will then set what the individualised education plan needs to be for that child.

Moving from good to excellent results in literacy is driven by how you help these struggling learners. We can partner with you to aim for 100% success each year.

 

Decodable Books

We have a complete set of short decodable books that integrate with the curriculum, week by week. We will send you examples of our books in our sample pack of materials and you can read more here.

I think you will find our books have a fresh new set of stories and nonfiction subjects, with beautiful illustrations and images. We have tried to make them entertaining for the adult as well as the learner.

We print them with very large text to help the children who have difficulties focusing on small text. That means they can also be used in small group settings as presentation books.

 

Mr Finnan

Phonics Lead

Phonics Screening Check - Information for Parents

Useful Phonics Websites

From Spring 2021 we will be following a new PSHE programme:

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