Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School, Nelson

Holland Place, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 8HD




Curriculum Coverage

Curriculum Provision, Content and Approach

At Holy Saviour RC Primary School we use the Lancashire Professional Development Service’s National Curriculum Support Materials to deliver Curriculum 2014. Each year group has a topic for each half term. Each topic has ‘Lead Subjects’ plus ‘Additional Subjects’ as well as on-going areas of study including English and Maths. Religious Education in school follows the ‘Come and See' and 'Caritas in Action' schemes of work series as recommended by the Diocese of Salford. The school uses 'Letters and Sounds' to support the teaching of phonics in EYFS and KS1. 

Listed below are the topics for each year group. Detailed class newsletters are written every 1/2 term for parents which give further information on our curriculum.  These newsletters are available on this website in the 'Newsletters' section. 







Possums, Penguins and Pigs

Growth and Green Fingers

The Great Outdoors

Fire! Fire!

Family Album



The Place Where I Live


Wind in the Willows

Fighting Fit

The Farm Shop

Buckets and Spades


There’s No Place Like Home

Rock and Roll

What the Romans Did For Us

Healthy Humans

The Iron Man

How Does Your Garden Grow


Sparks Might Fly!

The Art of Food

Water, Water Everywhere

The Great Plague

Passport to Europe



A Kingdom United


Amazon Adventure

Food, Glorious Food!

Inventors and Inventors

Faster, Higher, Stronger



Heroes and Villains


Oh! I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside


Super Sleuth


EYFS continue to use the ‘Development Matters’ document as guidance for their curriculum.  The long term curriculum plan for EYFS for 17-18 can be viewed here.

At Holy Saviour School we aim for our children to:

Be Curious:

  • Engage in first-hand experiences

  • Embrace experiences which are remarkable to the individual

  • Invoke a sense of awe and wonder

  • Develop an appreciation of and responsibility for the environment

  • Engage in multi -sensory learning

  • Experience contrasts (polluted/unspoilt, light/dark, urban/rural, loud/quiet)

Be Knowledgeable:

  • Secure strong Literacy/Numeracy Skills

  • Develop subject specific language

  • Manage, receive, record and apply information

  • Nurture a thirst for knowledge

  • Apply cross -curricular skills

  • Develop Information processing skills

Be Adventurous:

  • Work within one's own comfort zone and outside it

  • Work in the real world with first-hand experiences

  • Work practically

  • Work on a large scale

  • Experience exhilaration, challenge and achievement

  • Develop problem-solving skills

Be Ambitious:

  • Develop responsibility for one's own learning

  • Link with experts

  • See possibilities

  • Strive for improvement

  • Seek opportunities

  • Develop an open outlook

  • Develop a 'Growth Mindset'

  • Develop relevant attributes of learning

  • Be Creative:

  • Choose how to use free time

  • Developing hobbies and interests

  • Apply skills to new situations

  • Explore alternatives in problem solving situations

  • Question 'What if...?' 'Why not....?', etc.

  • Develop creative thinking skills

Be Collaborative:

  • Work with others in an interactive learning process

  • Respect the opinions and differences of others

  • Value one's own perceptions and those of others

  • Challenging one's own perceptions and those of others

  • Work as a team

  • Develop empathy

  • Develop social skills

Be Reflective:

  • Make lifestyle choices in response to thoughts

  • Identify and use one's aptitudes and interests as a vehicle for  learning

  • Move towards the understanding of a wide range of feelings (success/failure, apprehension, anticipation)

  • Develop awareness of individual strengths and areas of development

  • Develop reasoning skills

Be Positive:

  • Listen and respond to advice

  • Value pupil voice

  • Develop self-esteem

  • Be listened to

  • Manage one's own behaviour

  • Develop own opinions

  • Secure and articulate preferences

  • Consider one's place in the world

  • Foster intrinsic motivation