Curriculum Intent Statement

Through our curriculum, children are encouraged to “Bring Forth Christ”

and reflect our school’s values in all that they do. We want to utilise

resources the surrounding area offers whilst also learning from its rich

history. Developing greater links with our parish and local community will

help us achieve this and also strengthen our faith. We will cater for the

needs and desires of all our children by offering varied and experiential

learning opportunities whilst developing an awareness of their

responsibilities to the environment as future global citizens. Challenging

each child through our inclusive curriculum is important to us but we

also want them to learn from their mistakes through the development of

their resilience. Finally, we want the children to demonstrate pride in all

they do and develop clear aspirations for the future based on their

knowledge of the wider world.

The Curriculum at St. Charles'

Religious Education is a central element of our curriculum. We

follow the Salford Diocesan scheme – Come and See. Assemblies are

held three times a week and collective acts of worship are a daily

feature. All children are taught about the Catholic faith, however, parents

have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education

lessons, assemblies and collective worship.


Like all schools, we follow the National Curriculum for English,

Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology, Geography, History,

Music, Art and Design, Physical Education and Computing, with Spanish

taught in KS2.


Two main methods of teaching are used in school. The first is the

teaching of subjects separately and the second is the teaching of

subjects using a topic or cross-curricular approach. Maths and English

are mainly taught as separate subjects but creative links are made

where possible. A high priority is attached to the development and

application of the basic skills of literacy and numeracy. Other subjects

which tend to be taught separately include Science, Computing, PSHE

and PE.


Art and Design, Design and Technology, Geography, History and Music

are taught in a block formation. Each subject is allocated 7 weeks

throughout the school year and broken down into 2 x 2-week blocks and

1 x 3-week block. This approach allows for great exploration of subject

specific skills and aims to ensure appropriate coverage of each. These

blocks can be arranged to cover various topics which have a theme

that runs through them, e.g. 'Houses' or 'The Romans'.


The times allocated to teaching all the subjects of the Curriculum are:-

Key Stage 1 = 22 hours 15 minutes per week

Key Stage 2 = 23 hours 30 minutes per week

Click on the links below to find out more about the subjects we learn at St Charles'. There are also links to some helpful resources and websites.


Class Overviews

Every half-term, class teachers create a half-term overview. This details
what will be taught in each class over the course of the half-term. Click
on the Year Group below to access their half-term overview. Please
contact your child's class teacher or the school office if you would like more information.

Current Class Overviews

Spring Term - 1st half


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn Term - 2nd half


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn Term - 1st half


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

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