Our Curriculum Overview
St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School is a place of learning in which each child is treated as an individual. They are encouraged and supported to meet their full potential. Our Catholic faith underpins all that we do and helps us to strive as a community.
At St. Thomas More we teach the statutory requirements of the Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum and follow the ‘Come and See’ programme for Religious Education. The teaching and learning of RE is not seen as merely a subject for learning, but a way of life. Through it we endeavour to provide experiences, in which our pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith, develop spiritually and morally, experience rich liturgy and reflect on the life and mission of Jesus by studying the Gospels.
Through equal opportunities and inclusion we try to ensure that all learners in the community will have a valuable educational experience.
St. Thomas More endeavours to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, flexible, stimulating, relevant, inclusive and well planned. It is matched to individual need, providing the context for in-depth learning. Our curriculum enables children to make a significant contribution to their school community and the wider world and supports and develops effective transition. We ensure that English and Maths skills are taught throughout our curriculum and contextual learning is crucial to developing children’s understanding. Where possible the children’s learning is enriched by educational visits or visitors into school.
Please click here to see our Curriculum Overview.
Please click here to find out more about our reading.
Please click here to see a leaflet about how to support the younger readers – Reading Booklet
Please click here to find our more about our approach to Calculation.
We had a very successful Maths Evening to share our new vision for maths. Click here to view the presentation – maths parents evening presentation
Phonics – As a school we follow government guidelines for teaching systematic, synthetic phonics. Our Reception and Year 1 children get a daily lesson lasting 25 minutes to teach them the skills required for reading, spelling and writing.