St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

The Curriculum

St Ambrose School provides a quality catholic education for all in a safe and secure environment.

At Saint Ambrose we value individuals and develop the whole child based around the Gospel values of self-worth, respect, love and service. We aspire to provide our children with ideas and dreams, with a vision of what they want to achieve with a love of life and a zest for living.

We provide a challenging, engaging and creative curriculum that is based on developing the children’s’ knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare the children for life in school and beyond.


Basic Skills

Strong emphasis is placed on the development of basic skills – skills that are necessary for life-long learning. Each year group has a set of ‘non-negotiable’ basic skills that are taught and expected to be applied in the core subjects of Maths and English. EYFS/KS1 have daily phonics lessons. KS2 will continue with phonics lessons until they are secure in their knowledge.

The following pages will show you the expectations for each year group and the non negotiable things they must know by the end of each year.


Ofsted March 2018

The school’s curriculum is broad and balanced. Leaders have developed a vision for pupils to be ‘prepared for life in school and beyond’, based around Christian values, self-worth, respect, love and service. The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well through their daily learning experiences and contributes effectively to the good progress pupils make

The quality of teaching across the school is good. Teachers use questioning effectively to enable most pupils to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of subjects.