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St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together

Curriculum

Extra-curricular activities

 

At Saint Thomas More, we offer a many additional, enriching opportunities both during the day and after school.

 

During the day, we offer, for example: chess club, forest school, sewing, homework club, reading sessions and leadership opportunities.

 

After school we offer clubs in: dance, art, cooking, STEM, Latin, writing, Geography, cricket, football, dodgeball, multi-skills.

Cultural Capital

We take our curriculum very seriously and continuously strive for both excellence and fun! We know that every family who joins our STM family will have their own knowledge and experiences that will link to their culture and wider family. This might include: languages, beliefs, traditions, cultural and family heritage, interest, travel and work. Although Lumen Christi has designed its own curriculum, each school has made it their own, and at STM we are constantly redesigning and tweaking to cater for the children we have in front of us. This is what helps create our wonderful vibrancy and buzz around school!

 

Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.

 

Cultural capital gives power! It helps children achieve goals, become successful, and rise up to be the best they can be, Cultural capital is having assets that give children the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.

 

At STM, children benefit from a curriculum that builds on what they understand and know already. It revolves around the coherent cycle of learning from the past, living in the present and looking to the future. This means our children have a deep and connected knowledge and understanding of where they came from, who they are and what they might become. We believe that exposure, not only to culture but also to situations in which the children might not have previous experiences of, is of paramount importance to their ongoing successes.

 

Gradually widening children's experiences as they progress through school is an important step in providing rich, engaging, hands on learning. We plan carefully for our children to have progressively rich experiences from their first day to their last. It must feel like a little bit of magic.

Curriculum Statement and Rationale

 

Lumen Christi Curriculum Statement

 

"Outcomes in each school enable our children to reach their full potential as a child of God."

 

 

Diversity and Inclusion in our Curriculum

EYFS information for new parents

Websites to support learning

Here are some websites that we think will help you work with your children at home, reinforcing much of the work we do here in school. Why not have a try and let us know how you get on. We are always keen to find out about new websites, so if you have any favourites, please let us know.

 

Links that are not underlined may be opneed by holding crtl + Enter

 

Maths

White Rose are realeasing daily lessons throughout the end of the Spring Term and Summer Term. Just follow this link to look at resources and their learning videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

 

Websites to support times tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/

 

Websites to support maths fluency

http://www.arcademics.com/

 

Websites to support phonics and reading

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

www.starfall.com

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

FREE AUDIO BOOKS using Audible from Amazon 

Websites to join for free Science

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/

 

Other Curriculum Subjects

BBC Bitesize-  http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

This covers both key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2 (KS2) for a wide range of subjects

 

Woodlands Primary School  -  http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

This has fantastic interactive resources across a range of subjects.

  

Crickweb - http://www.crickweb.co.uk  

Another good website for a wide range of subjects and general info about education

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