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

Implementation of the Curriculum:

The curriculum at St Theresa’s has been developed over many years and we have spent the past couple of years fine-tuning it to make it bespoke for our young people and their context.  Below is the long term curriculum plan which forms the basis of what we teach and when.  Detailed plans and progression documents are being finalised ready for the launch of the new website (October 2021).

Long Term Curriculum Plan

Subject leaders and middle leaders are ensuring that there is complete coverage of the National Curriculum within our context.  This is an exciting time for the school and our young people.  There has been a lot of work completed on this aspect of our work recently and we hope to publish that very soon.

Specific/Published Schemes of Work: 

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 individualised 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 class libraries)

Phonics: Letters and Sounds plus books and materials which are specifically linked to our reading scheme and the development of early reading.

  • Phonics play is also offering free access to their resources. All you need to do is go to their website and log in using the username: march20 and the password: home

Mathematics:  Abacus Evolve; Assertive Mentoring; WY Maths Hub materials, Times Tables Rockstars

  • White Rose Maths are offering free resources and lessons online. All the work on this site links brilliantly with the work your child will have been doing in class.
  • Times Tables Rockstars is a brilliant way to improve multiplication skills and you can also use your same log-in to access NUMBOTS which is an online resource to support children with addition and subtraction skills. To access NUMBOTS click on the link and use either your Timestable Rockstars log-in or for F2 and Y1 the log-in details are provided on the letter in your pack.

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

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

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.