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As a Catholic school, our faith underpins everything we do - this is reflected in our Mission Statement: 'We follow Jesus as we learn, play and pray together.' We offer a vibrant programme of study based on the 'Come and See' RE scheme. This is underpinned by our core values of love, joy, peace, forgiveness, reconciliation, justice and respect.
We plan opportunities to enhance pupils' learning experiences and support them to develop into confident, respectful and responsible young people.
English is taught as both a discreet and cross-curricular subject. Children are taught reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and phonics. The programme for English is delivered in a variety of lively and creative ways, including the use of ebooks, computing, drama and outdoor learning. Reading and writing activities include peer, buddy, group and whole school initiatives. We also have a wonderful library which the children regularly access.
Children at STM are taught the early stages of reading and phonics using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds programme. Click here for future information: https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/
The school has adopted Collins Big Cat reading scheme to further support early reading skills. Please click on the following link to find out more about our provision: Early Reading and Phonics Parent Information
At St Thomas More, we take great pride of the quality of our pupils' handwriting skills. Once the children have mastered basic letter formation, they are encouraged to move to using the cursive script towards the end of their time in Early Years. We strongly believe this promotes fluency, neatness and has strong links to accuracy of spelling. Cursive handwriting script
We value Mathematics as a way of gaining greater understanding of the world around us and seek to provide pupils with a rich and progressive curriculum. We support pupils to develop their ability to calculate, reason, problem solve, and to understand and appreciate patterns in numbers and space in their everyday lives, both in and out of school. We have adopted a Mastery approach towards our teaching - please click on the link for more information. Mastery approach to teaching Maths at STM Maths at STM Calculations Guidance Booklet for parents
The following subjects are currently under review:
Art and Design Progression Y1 - Y6
DT Progression Y1 - Y6
French Progression Y3 - Y6
Geography Progression Y1 - Y6
History Progression Y1 - Y6
We have a dedicated teacher for Music. Lesson plans are based on the Sing Up scheme.
Science Progression EY - Y6
PE Progression Y1 - Y6
Thank you for taking an interest in our curriculum. We hope you can find the information that you were looking for. For further information, please contact Mrs Perry, the school's Headteacher via 01462 620670.