St Thomas More teaches the statutory requirements of the Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum 2014 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, schools endeavour to provide experiences in which pupils 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 schools ensure that all learners in the community have a valuable educational experience.
Staff at St Thomas More are responsible providing a curriculum that is broad, balanced, flexible, stimulating, relevant, inclusive and well planned. They endeavour to provide a curriculum matched to individual need, providing the context for in-depth learning. The curriculum enables children to make a significant contribution to their school community and the wider world and supports and develops effective transition. English and Maths skills are taught throughout the curriculum and contextual learning is seen as crucial to developing children’s understanding.
Fundamental to the curriculum is the quality of teaching and learning. St Luke Academies Trust looks for ways to improve the quality of teaching based on agreed qualities, standards and a reflective collaborative approach.
Independent learning is promoted and schools take account of preferred learning styles and the needs of their children. We value the place of the arts and creativity in the curriculum.
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.
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