At Holy Redeemer we plan and teach an enquiry based creative curriculum that captures our pupils’ interests and imagination, making links between different areas of their learning. Through consultation with pupils, staff and parents, we have designed our own Holy Redeemer Curriculum, which will provide the warp through which we weave the content of the National Curriculum, to provide a rich and colourful tapestry of learning for our pupils. Last year we introduced Building Learning Power, where pupils will learn about the 6 Rs that will help them to become better learners (resilience, responsibility, reciprocity, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and readiness). For KS1 we broke these learning behaviours down and worked together to create  characters that the children could try to be like (wonderfully brought to life by Mrs Breakwell). Hover over each image to find out the name of the character and the learning characteristic that they are helping the children to develop.

Phonics and Reading Scheme

For teaching phonics we are using Letters and Sounds and incorporate some elements of Floppy Phonics and Jolly Phonics. The reading scheme we principally use is Oxford Reading Tree.


Long Term Subject Plans

Follow this link for our long-term subject plans designed in line with the National Curriculum 2014. These are the topics for each class for the academic year 2018-19. Through these topics, Key Stages 1 and 2 will be delivering many curriculum subjects as part a cohesive unit of study. Reception Class will deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (for more detailed information, please see the class pages, or speak to your child’s class teacher):

Autumn Term

Reception – Nursery Rhymes, Let’s Celebrate, Multicultural Week (Sikhism)

Spring Term

Reception –Traditional Stories, Transport.

Summer Term

Reception – Dinosaurs, Minibeasts




As a Catholic school we teach a Catholic RE curriculum, based on the Diocesan RE Scheme. All year groups learn about different aspects of the key points in the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost as well being taught a unit on prayer, one on Creation and another on an alternative world religion. These are the other topics covered by specific year groups:



Modern Foreign Language

French is taught across the school from Year 3-6. See our’ French’ page for more information, or follow the links from the class pages to find out about a particular year group.



Music is taught across the school, from Year 1 upwards, by our specialist music teacher, Mr Lister.  Music Curriculum 2018-19.


For more information about our curriculum, look out for curriculum newsletters from class teachers and view the Class pages of the website