At Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, the whole school is committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum that is both exciting and inspiring for our children. The Quest curriculum has been specifically designed with our pupils in mind, it is a combination of subjects and skills, based on four key principles:
Each Quest begins with a big question generated by pupils, such as "What did the Romans ever do for us?" and spends a half-term on a quest to find the answer. Each quest takes pupils on an rich, creative and deep journey of learning through a range of subjects and skills. The quest finishes with an answer to the big question and an 'end goal' celebration that may involve other classes in school, parents and/or community members.
See individual class pages for more detailed information about the Quest's taking place in school this year (these are outlined in Year Group 'Annual Curriculum Maps').
The Four Principles:
Principle 1: QUESTIONS
The QUEST curriculum is all driven by questions!
Principle 2: EXPERIENCES
The QUEST curriculum is an engaging and experiential learning journey for children!
Children take an active part in their learning and provided with opportunities to experience what they are learning about
Principle 3: SKILLS
The QUEST curriculum steps beyond the content of the national curriculum!
Principle 4: TOTAL (Holistic)
The QUEST curriculum provides a total and holistic learning experience for everyone involved!
Connecting and combining subjects together creates a deep, engaging and experiential curriculum