Our Curriculum

This section of the St Godric’s Catholic Primary website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6. There are also sections on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development and our approach to British Values at St Godric’s Catholic Primary School.

In line with statutory requirements, St Godric’s Catholic Primary School Curriculum was launched in September 2014, coinciding with the introduction of the National Curriculum in England.

At St Godric’s Catholic Primary School we aim to offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced; which promotes spiritual, moral, mental and physical development; and which prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

The St Godric’s Catholic Primary School Curriculum comprises all the learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils. This, of course, includes the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Come and See Religious Education programme endorsed by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Through our curriculum we also extend pupils’ understanding of the cultural diversity of modern British society.

The curriculum not only comprises the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. This includes an ever growing range of ‘Extra Curricular’ opportunities available to our children across all year groups.

Our Curriculum also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what our children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. St Godric’s Catholic Primary School aims to teach children how to grow into caring, positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve all that they can.

Further information about every year group’s curriculum can be found using the links below:

Curriculum Plans and Information

Resources used to support teaching and learning


Read Write Inc, Oxford Reading Tree and Wordsmith

Writing and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Wordsmith and Literacy Shed


Pearson Power Maths

Relationship & Sex Education

The following link displays information for parents regarding how and why RSE is taught in school.
Relationships & Sex Education


Children throughout school will be given regular homework. This will usually include spellings, reading for pleasure, research for projects and reinforcing key learning in the core areas of Literacy and Numeracy. Sometimes a project arouses interest and children may want to pursue research at home. This is to be fostered and encouraged. The school operates a shared reading policy, whereby parents are encouraged to devote regular time to appropriate literacy activities with their child.

Each child in KS2 is provided with a Homework Diary and a Reading Record that travels to and from school with the child and is aimed at helping to foster regular communication between home and school about your child’s work. Your comments and help really do help your child.
Children in KS1 are provided with a Reading Record book only.
Please support your child in the completion of their homework and writing regular comments in their Homework Diary.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At St. Godric’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.

Further Information can be found in the SEN Information Report.

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