St Joseph’s School uses the ‘Prospectus’ topic-based curriculum to deliver the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for History, Geography, Art and Design, and Design Technology. Many of our topics incorporate cross curricular learning (including references to Music) inspiring children to draw comparisons and make their own links in their learning.
Your child will be required to demonstrate a range of skills in each of these subject areas as they move through the school. We have produced some guidance on the progression of these skills across each year group. Please click on the links below.
For more information on your child’s topic, please select the year group and term from the list below:
We provide our children with opportunities to explore their local area; carefully planning trips to link with termly topics in order to bring learning to life.
The Golden Hinde
Hampton Court Palace
History themed days are a regular occurrence throughout the year with both staff and children dressing up to take part in activities typical of the time period. We also ensure that key historical dates are commemorated.
Stone Age Day
Technology plays a key role in our teaching of History. Our children love using the VR headsets which allow them to become immersed in the time period and provide stimulating experiences to further explore their topic learning.