Curriculum Offer

Statutory Information: Our Curriculum Offer

The purpose of this page is to inform parents about the curriculum that is on offer at St Theresa’s.  This is a Catholic school so our prime purpose is to provide a child-centred and creative education (curriculum) in a Christ-centred environment.  This is encapsulated in our Mission Statement and Aims which are on one of the links to the right of this screen.

Our curriculum is based around the three Rs and a commitment to teach basic skills as well as we can so as to prepare children for the globalised world of the 21st Century.  Reading, writing and Mathematics are at the core of the work we cover as well as ensuring that we teach RE for 10% of our teaching allocation.

This is our Curriculum Intent statement: it encapsulates our hopes, dreams and aspirations for our children and young people:

Statement of Curriculum Intent

We use a number of published schemes to help us deliver the curriculum but we do not follow these slavishly bust rather try to use them as a framework to provide the best possible inidividualised curriculum for each child.  The schemes of work we use include:

Religious Education: The Way, the Truth and the Life

Reading: The Oxford Reading Tree; Jelly and Bean; Read, Write Inc. plus many other extension readers (plus ‘real’ books in our libraries)

Phonics: Letters and Sounds

Mathematics:  Abacus Evolve; Assertive Mentoring; WY Maths Hub materials

PSHCE:  We have also adopted the Islington Scheme of Work as recommended by LCC officers the overview of which is publish below:

PSHE Whole school curriculum overview 2018-19

Relationship and Sex Education (SRE) is taught through a revised scheme of work which is a Leeds Diocese recommended scheme.  The details can be found on the link below:

RSE Policy and Practice

The National Curriculum:

In line with the revised Ofsted inspection criteria and expectations on the broader curriculum we are in the process of reviewing when, what, why and how we teach the National Curriculum.  This Curriculum Review will take most of the academic year 2019-2020 and we aspire to have everything in place for our revamped curriculum (that matches even more closely to our children’s interests, locality and individual needs) by September 2020.

This will be a process that will involved all staff, subject leaders, parents, pupils and Governors to ensure that we have a bespoke curriculum fit for St Theresa’s Pupils for the 2020s and beyond.  We will publish our 2020 vision for the curriculum here as it evolves over the next few exciting months following staff discussions, planning, research and much deliberation.  This is an exciting journey for us and we appreciate your patience whilst we work to make this right for our children and young people.

Our Young People are currently studying the following topic areas:

Nursery and F2:  Introduction of the Curiosity Approach

Year 1: Toys from the Present; Toys from the Past (History focus)

Year 2: Space; an adventure into the unknown (Science and History focus)

Year 3: Victorians and the Victorian Workhouse (History Focus)

Year 4: Pompeii and Volcanoes (Geography and Science Focus)

Year 5: Rainforests and the impact of Climate Change (Science and Geography focus)

Year 6: Anne Frank and WW2 (History and Literacy focus)

There are lots of visits planned and exciting ‘wow’ events to stimulate the curriculum and make it engaging and exciting for our children and young people; please see our Twitter page @StTheresasRCPS.