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St Francis Catholic Primary School a Voluntary Academy

Together we are exploring our special gifts; Together we are growing towards God.

Knowledge Rich


We believe that the gateway to successful skills acquisition comes from a robust bank of knowledge across the different subjects we offer here at St Francis. We want our children's knowledge to 'stick'.  In order to achieve this, we have designed our curriculum in such a way that it is connected in a three dimensional way:


We have categorised the knowledge that we teach in our curriculum into DECLARATIVE KNOWLEDGE and PROCEDURAL KNOWLEDGE.


The knowledge that the children simply need to understand, know and remember (e.g. the world is made up of 7 continents)


This is simply knowing how to do something (e.g. finding the 7 continents on a world map)

Hover over the 'knowledge rich' tab on the left to find out how we implement our knowledge rich curriculum for all the different subjects we offer.