Our Lady Of Furness Catholic Federation

Our Lady Of Furness Catholic Federation

Lovingly we Learn in Harmony

  1. Our Lady of the Rosary
  2. Curriculum



We follow the 2014 National Curriculum.  Teachers work together so that the same objectives are taught across the federation.  Below are the documents showing the curriculum coverage in each year group.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Core Subjects

  • Religious Education (see below)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science


Religious Education

As a Catholic School, we follow the guidance set out by the Bishops' Conference in 2012.  To meet these requirements, we use the CTS scheme, 'The Way the Truth and the Life', which is supplemented by teachers' own planning.

Whole School Syllabus Overview

In EYFS, R.E. is taught to Nursery and Reception following the Foundation Stage Syllabus.  In Key Stage One and Two, there is a two year cycle between the Year 1 and Year 2 syllabus for Class Two, Year 3 and Year 4 syllabus for Class Three, and the Year 5 and Year 6 syllabus for Class Four.

Each term, we have an RE theme day, where the children are taught in mixed aged house groups, and focus on an aspect of the church. 

If you require any further information about the curriculum in a particular year group, please make an appointment to see your child's class teacher.


Gospel Values

Our Gospel Values are embedded in all that we do here at Our Lady of the Rosary School.  We focus on a different Gospel Value every 2 weeks, and the children are rewarded for embracing one of the following Gospel Values, allowing the value to shine through their daily lives:

Love, Peace, Freedom, Truth, Hope, Justice, Courage, Goodness, Faith and Forgiveness.


Foundation Subjects

We teach a broad and balanced curriculum, where children can use and apply their skills and knowledge to succeed. Our ambitious curriculum has been designed to enable our children to build on their own, unique interests and therefore meet the specific needs of the children who come to Our Lady of the Rosary School. 

Please click on the link to find out more information:

Long Term Plans

Teachers create a yearly plan to ensure coverage and progression.  As our children are taught in mixed aged classes, these are on a two year cycle.

Year B will run from September 2021 -July 2022. Please click on each link to see the long term plan for each class.

Nursery and Reception

Year 1 and 2 Long Term Plan (Year B)

Year 3 and 4 Long Term Plan (Year B)

Year 5 and 6 Long Term Plan (Year B)


Year A ran from September 2020 -July 2021

Year 1 and 2 Long Term Plan (Year A)

Year 3 and 4 Long Term Plan (Year A)

Year 5 and 6 Long Term Plan (Year A)


British Values

British Values is at the core of our teaching and learning at Our Lady of the Rosary School.


  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. 


 Reading and Phonics

Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skillfully. They are taught how to:

  • recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;
  • identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make - such as /sh/ or /oo/
  • blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.

Children can then use this knowledge to 'de-code' new words that they hear or see. This is the first important step in learning to read.

Research shows that when phonics is taught in a structured way - starting with the easiest sounds and progressing through to the most complex - it is the most effective way of teaching young children to read. Phonics and spelling sessions are delivered in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Pupils in Key Stage 2 are taught to read and spell common words and learn a range of spelling patterns and rules.

In EYFS and KS1, phonics is taught using 'Letters and Sounds'.  We use the 'Oxford Reading Tree' scheme, supplemented with other books banded in the same way. We have recently purchased a wide selection of Usborne reading books that go alongside our main reading scheme. Starting from Early Years, children at our school are given an opportunity to choose reading books as we believe that this will develop reading for pleasure across all year groups.

We promote a strong home/ school partnership and encourage children across all year groups to read regularly and discuss books with an adult at home.