Our Themed Curriculum
We know that children learn best when they are excited and engaged with the subject they are being taught. As a result, we have developed the St Thomas More Themed Curriculum.
In every year group, teachers have carefully matched and grouped appropriate objectives from the National Curriculum 2014 to the needs of our pupils.
We have planned a series of themes for each year group. Examples of these themes are: The Great Fire of London, The Lion King, Littlenose- Stone Age to Iron Age and Captain Valiant! Wherever possible, themes are closely linked to texts that the children will read to promote enjoyment of reading and to ensure progress within English learning.
Every classroom door is decorated to reflect the Themed Learning occurring in that year group. Have a look at the class pages to see more!
Examples of how themes relate to National Curriculum subjects can be found on our individual Class Year pages.
The results of our Creative Curriculum
The Creative Curriculum has made a huge impact upon learning and raising standards within the school as reinforced by an HMI visit in July 2011.
‘The thematic approach to the curriculum has been a major success. Pupils enjoy practising their literacy skills and using the theme in their English lessons. Numeracy skills are also being incorporated more across the curriculum and the pupils feel that it gives them greater relevance.
Key strengths are good relationships, good opportunities for pupils to work independently and good marking of pupils’ work to identify how they can improve …’
We believe that our creative approach, combined with our clear focus upon training core skills of literacy and numeracy gives children the best opportunity of achieving at the very highest levels.
Examples of thematic work can be found in our Pupils’ pages.