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St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Ensuring Success. Providing Opportunity. Fostering Stewardship.

This week's Gospel reading reminds us that Christ looks after those who follow him; "Jesus, the Good Shepherd, will not allow anyone to snatch from his care the sheep the Father has given him." John 10: 27-30

Curriculum

 

Principles of the Curriculum

          

Our school curriculum aims to equip children with the highest standards of academic, physical, social and emotional skill that will enable them to adapt to an ever changing society, realise their dreams and ambitions and fulfil God’s plan for each one of them.

 

Our curriculum will encourage, develop and promote:

 

  • Spirituality
  • Independent learning behaviour
  • Confidence and self-belief
  • Philosophical thinking
  • Good communication
  • Performance skills
  • Healthy sporting attitudes
  • Responsibility and Stewardship
  • Social justice and equal opportunity
  • Sustainable living
  • Personal health, fitness & safety
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Creativity
  • Transferable skills
 

Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)

Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) 1
Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) 2

 ‘A Journey in Love’ forms the basis of our Relationships and Sex education. It is a recommended progressive scheme of work for Catholic schools for  Nursery through to Year 6 and the scheme supports the teaching and learning within Religious Education, PSHE and the Science curriculum.  

 

 

At the heart of Christian faith is love. St John states that, ‘God is love’ (1 John 4:8) and the whole purpose of Christianity is to live it as fully as possible in, and through love. We as a school, seek to work in partnership with you as parents and carers to inform and educate your child/children in matters relating to human growth and development, particularly sexual development.  A Journey in Love highlights the importance of parental input. As with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious and many will have questions related to their lessons. We will provide opportunities to discuss questions from part of the lessons and again these are treated with care and understanding, and we appreciate your support with this. 

As children progress through school, they will discover more and more about themselves and the wider world.  This thirst for learning new things in all aspects of life is fostered by our school, who aim to educate and inspire every child to fulfil their unique giftedness within a loving Catholic community. We aim to create a safe, stimulating environment for learning; supporting all children in their development.  Our mission statement which drives the school, attempts to achieve this goal following the Gospel values of truth and respect, understanding our journey as children of God, both special and unique.

Central to our work within the school, is learning about our faith, including: understanding ourselves, our position in our community and how we develop as human beings - our spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.  This is how A Journey in Love fits in to the school’s curriculum.  The scheme permeates through all levels of learning throughout the school.  It focuses on friendship, family, community, relationships and spirituality; a guide to the children’s development as young Christians.

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