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The Faber Catholic Primary School

'Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy'

Curriculum Overview and WOW days

Our approach to the curriculum

At The Faber School we follow the National Curriculum.  As a small school with mixed aged classes, we work on a two year programme of topics which ensures full coverage of all National Curriculum topics.

For all our individual curriculum areas we outline our INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION and IMPACT.


New for 2018-2019- we use specialist teachers from Painsley Catholic Academy- an outstanding, world class secondary school. These teachers teach: Spanish, PE, Computing, RE, Humanities and Science. Pupils get used to having many different teachers and love their subject passion.



We follow the 'Letters and Sounds' approach to Phonics, supported by 'Jolly Phonics' in EYFS and KS1. Any child falling behind in Reading may also join these groups.



We use a variety of reading books in order for pupils to find the one which excite them. These include our main schemes of Bug Club and Oxford Reading Tree but also supported by Pearson, Literacy Land and Ginn. Our library also offers a plethora of free reading books- for those who have completed the various stages of structured reading.


Pupils all take part in Guided Reading sessions every week- these develop reading comprehension skills, inference, deduction and retrieval.


Full use is made of our amazing rural location with outdoor learning being used across the curriculum. Enrichment days also enhance the learning.  For some of these days, the children are mixed across the year groups to develop PSHE skills, British Values and Catholic Values and Virtues.


To find out more about the curriculum we follow please refer to our school prospectus or come and visit us- we will be happy to discuss it further.

The National Curriculum

RE Curriculum- this will run on a two year rolling programme to ensure full coverage of Diocesan planning in a Catholic school

Multi cultural Learning

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.