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St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Illuminated by the light of Christ and grounded in love, we grow together, on our journey of discovery and learning.

  1. Curriculum

Curriculum

At St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School we believe in providing the very best innovative teaching and learning opportunities for all of our pupils so that our school’s mission statement becomes a reality.

 

Illuminated by the light of Christ and grounded in love, we grow together, on our journey of discovery and learning.

We are proud of our dynamic and innovative curriculum which provides regular awe and wonder experiences and is developed to enhance the quality of our children’s lives developing their overall well being, personal development and aspirations.

We are passionate about enhancing all areas of the curriculum with the outdoor environment, both on school grounds and in our local community.  We provide regular opportunities for our children to access the specialised learning approach of Forest Schools where they discover and explore risk and challenge whilst simultaneously developing skills, knowledge and deepening friendships and relationships.

We eagerly use educational research and technology to ensure our curriculum is current, relevant, progressive and engaging.  We use Twitter and Seesaw to further connect pupil’s learning with experts and to showcase our curriculum opportunities with our parents/carers and the wider community.

Guided by the Gospel Values of generosity, friendship, patience, kindness, respect and forgiveness, our children are actively taught about the importance of offering service in our school and community and they are regularly provided with the opportunities to demonstrate this both locally and globally.

The work is stimulating and interesting, as we believe that children learn best when the learning is enjoyable and fun. Children learn at different rates and in different ways. We plan a curriculum appropriate to our children’s needs.

There are 3 Key Stages:

Early Years Foundation Stage (Pre-School and Reception)

Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Play underpins all development and learning for young children and therefore your child will take part in indoor and outdoor play experiences that will help them learn and develop their enquiring mind while they are having fun.

Learning covers the following seven areas,


Children should develop the 3 prime areas. These are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. The curriculum is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests. Please keep us informed about your child’s interests and what they have been doing.

Key Stage One (Years One and Two ) and Key Stage Two (Years Three, Four, Five and Six)

The curriculum consists of the following:

  • Four core subjects: Religious Education, Mathematics, English and Science
  • Computing
  • The foundation subjects: Geography, History, Design and Technology, Music, Physical Education, Art and Design, PSHE/citizenship, Modern Languages – French

As a school we place great emphasis on teaching English and Maths, so that our pupils will have the best opportunities to develop reading, writing and mathematics skills.

Please click on the tabs above to find important, useful information about the current school curriculum.