At St Thomas à Becket, our teaching is rooted in our Christian values. We nurture each other to become friendly, honest, forgiving, thankful and persevering individuals who have respect for one another. Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.
Our curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and flourish as creative, independent and reflective thinkers.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. Our learners gain knowledge and skills with a vision to prepare them for life in all its fullness. We offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities to engage and deepen learning; we believe that childhood should be a joyous and purposeful time in our lives, where, like the mustard seed, there are no limits.
We want our children to leave our school with a sense of belonging and the confidence and skills needed to be ambitious lifelong learners.
The Curriculum and our Christian Values
We use our core Christian Values of Friendship, Forgiveness, Respect, Truth, Thankfulness and Perseverance to promote positive attitudes to learning throughout the curriculum. The following document shows how our values relate to each area of our curriculum. This reflects the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success so all can flourish.
We have developed a rolling programme of topics to ensure that all aspects of the National Curriculum are covered and meet the requirements of our mixed-age classes. These have been carefully crafted to give teachers the flexibility to combine subjects together in a cross-curricular and meaningful way to make teaching and learning fun, vibrant and challenging.
A progression of skills has been identified within each subject. Topics have been selected to enable children to develop these skills within each subject area as they progress though the school; staff identify which skills to focus on for each curriculum area at appropriate levels for the children in their class.
Each term teachers produce a curriculum map which is published on the class pages on our website. These maps provide more detail of what the children will be learning and some of the planned activities.
The full primary National Curriculum is available on the following link: