At Holy Trinity CE Primary School, we offer a curriculum that gives the children the opportunity to acquire the social and academic knowledge, skills and understanding of the world that will adequately prepare them for the next stage of their learning and ultimately for later life.
Our curriculum is founded on basic principles. The curriculum aims to be:
- Broad - it introduces children to a wide range of knowledge, understanding and skills.
- Balanced - each part is allocated sufficient time relevant to the children's age and experience.
- Relevant - subjects are taught in a way that relates to children's lives and experience now and in the future.
- Memorable - the curriculum provides memorable experiences and rich opportunities for high quality learning and wider personal development and well- being.
- Matched - subjects are taught in such a way that matches children's individual needs and aptitudes.
International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
In order to achieve these principles Holy Trinity teaches children Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Children are taught a range of science topics in line with the National Curriculum which link to Geography, History and Art units from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This is a challenging curriculum which focuses explicitly on children’s learning. The structure of the IPC is based on subject, personal and internationally-minded learning goals and unique units of work which help children acquire knowledge, skills, and understanding in an active, exciting and involved classroom.
Learning with the IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries.
Below is a diagram explaining how an IPC Unit is delivered at school. Each unit starts with an exciting ‘Entry Point’ and finishes with an ‘Exit Point’, which brings all learning together in an exciting innovative way. For more information about the IPC have a look at their website.
Nursery - Pont du Gard
Reception - Château de Chambord
Year 1 - Gare du Nord
Year 2 - Musée du Louvre
Year 3 - Tour Eiffel
Year 4 - Notre-Dame de Paris
Year 5 - Arc de Triomphe
Year 6 - Château de Versailles
We teach the core skills of English, Mathematics and Computing
We teach Science and the foundation subjects of History, Geography, Art, Music, Design Technology, Physical Education (PE) as well as Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) and Religious Education (RE).
Please click on the picture below to view each year groups curriculum map. The curriculum maps include English, Maths, IPC and STEM units.
At Holy Trinity children in Years 4 - 6 learn French every week. They are taught by a specialist French Teacher called Palmi Buschi.
At Holy Trinity, our Computing curriculum is embedded across all areas of learning. Children use a variety of programs and apps to publish, research and consolidate their learning on both laptops and Ipads. Alongside this, children are also learning about computational thinking, how a computer and the internet work, how we communicate and also how to code using 'Scratch', 'Purple Mash 2Code' and various different Ipad apps.
We actively plan Educational Visits to bring class work to life. Examples of places we visit are the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Science Museum and the Dickens Museum. We travel by tube and bus. Teachers undertake a pre-visit risk assessment of both the journey and the destination.
In signing the Home-School Agreement you will be giving your permission to allow your children to attend local visits not involving public transport. Parents are asked at the beginning of each year to sign the Annual Educations Visits Consent Form. By signing the form you give permission for your child to attend all Education Visits throughout the year. For trips involving public or private transport you will be sent the visit details in a letter or text message. You will sometimes be invited to join us for these visits for extra support in supervising the children. However, we ask that younger siblings do not come, so that parent helpers can fully focus on the class itself.
Unfortunately, the school cannot afford to cover the full cost of transport or entrance fees for such visits, therefore we ask for parental support. If support is not given then such activities may not be able to happen. Parents are asked to make a voluntary contribution for £10 each year to cover the cost of these visits. However no child is excluded from any activity through inability to contribute financially and any difficulties are dealt with in the strictest confidence.