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.

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; 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

We have also adapted the revised National Curriculum (2014) to fit our topic cycles and year group plans.  These plans have been further broken down into key skills which the staff use to assess and evlauate the children’s progress through school in the non-core subjects.  These are presented below as ‘jigsaws’ with all the topic areas colour-coded:

Year 1 jigsaw

Year 2 jigsaw

Year 3 jigsaw

Year 4 jigsaw

Year 5 jigsaw

Year 6 jigsaw

These jigsaws are currently being re-evaluated in light of a more holistic and broad-based curriculum.

They will be updated in the academic year 2019 – 2020; once the curriculum review is complete and we are certain that it is a perfect fit for our Children and Young People then it will be published on this page.