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Curriculum Information

On this page we have provided a breakdown of the curriculum themes your child will follow in each phase here at St Joseph's. Using Cornerstones, we have established a two-year curriculum cycle: Year A and Year B. We have also provided a copy of the Curriculum Essentials for each area of the new National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 which clearly outline the key expectations in each phase.

Religious Education Curriculum Map

Assessing and Reporting


Following the Governments rationale on assessment without levels, St Joseph's will be assessing and reporting on the children's depth of understanding within their phase. If a child is showing understanding below phase expectations, they are considered to be working towards (WT). Most of our children will show some understanding at the beginning of a phase with support. At the beginning of a phase, most children will demonstrate an emerging understanding (E). As children develop a deeper cognitive understanding they will be able to work more independently moving from an advancing (Working Within WW) to a secure (S) understanding.