The New National Curriculum 2014 applies to pupils of compulsory school age in maintained schools. At St Theresa’s we cover the following stages:
Early Years and Foundation stage: Ages 3-5 (Nursery and Reception)
Key Stage 1: Ages 5-7 (Years 1-2)
Key Stage 2: Ages 7-11 (Years 3-6)
For each subject and for each key stage, programmes of study set out what pupils should be taught, and attainment targets set out the expected standards of pupils’ performance.
At St Theresa’s, as a general rule, literacy and numeracy lessons are taught in the morning and take place on a daily basis. Furthermore children read or take part in lessons in which reading skills are taught every day. Examples of this include guided reading, group reading, reading 1:1 with an adult, peer reading, and most importantly phonics. The afternoon sessions are allocated to the variety of other subjects set out in the national curriculum. These include:
Modern Foreign Languages
In Key Stage 1, we use the DFE publication ‘Letters and Sounds’ to teach phonics. Reading books are carefully graded by reading levels using national guidance known as book bands. Books are selected from a variety of different reading schemes with confidence, knowing that they are the right level for your child. Some of the schemes we use at St. Theresa’s are: Oxford Reading Tree, Big Cat, Bug Club and Project Code X.
Our faith is integral to everything we do and Catholicism is incorporated into all aspects of our school life. Nevertheless, we also teach two and a half hours of religious education each week which includes looking at other faiths.
Please find below the yearly curriculum overviews for each class:
Curriculum Overview 2015-2016
Curriculum Maps 2015-2016
Please note that there may be some changes as to when topics will be taught. Further updates may be made to the Curriculum Maps during the year.
Also some topics may not necessarily be taught over a half term period as some contain more skills than others. This means that a topic may change part way through a term.