Gatehouse Avenue, Bristol, Avon BS13 9AB

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St Pius X Catholic Primary School


St Pius X Catholic Primary School


The School follows the National Curriculum for England.  Literacy and Mathematics are two of our core subjects. Classes spend up to an hour per day on them.  The other core subject is Religious Education. Core subjects are those we dedicate the most time to during the week.  In addition we have FoundationSubjects, which are Science, ICT, History, Geography, Physical Education, Design Technology, Art and Music.  Throughout the week, each class will promote writing across each of these subjects.


Each class plans a topic based curriculum, which will engage and excite the children.  These topics are enhanced through high quality visits to grasp the children's interest.  Throughout lessons the children will be encouraged to produce high standards of work, related to all the subjects they are learning.  Within Literacy, the school uses Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing', which engages the children in the love of stories and books.


All children in the foundation stage and KS1 have phonics teaching, this is through a modified version of the 'Letters and Sounds' programme.


We are proud to have a Reading Recovery teacher in school who works with children in Reception and Year 1 to develop their literacy skills. Across the school we have a wide range of books from a number of reading schemes that have all been colour coded using the Reading Recovery levels, these include books from Oxford Reading Tree, Big Cat, Project X etc...


We encourage children to do homework, in accordance with national guidelines. Homework is not set every night but we would expect that children spend some part of their time outside of school to read, investigate topics, practice maths skills (particularly learning times tables) and learn spellings. This activity is more successful if you can spend some time with your child, sharing the learning experience.


If you wish to learn more about our curriculum please contact school.


Link to National Curriculum document