St Thomas More Catholic Primary Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

The school aims to provide a curriculum that positively improves academic and life outcomes with a broader understanding of the world around them and the different cultures and beliefs which exist both in this country and across the world.  

At. St. Thomas More’s we aim to nurture the whole child and develop their emotional literacy, preparing them for the next stage in their learning and development, enabling them to take an active role as a citizen.

We want our children to be proud of themselves, their community and heritage. 

We aim to develop resilience, independence, confidence and the ability to solve problems. We want our children to be aware of the choices available to them beyond the local community. 

Our curriculum is designed to be challenging for all learners, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds, and to provide all children with the knowledge and skills they need to enable them to succeed in their future lives and careers.  

We want to provide a curriculum that enthuses our pupils so that they enjoy school, love learning and feel safe.

Our school is situated in a deprived part of the North East with very low aspiration in its population – it is therefore our intention to provide a curriculum that encourages ambition, drive and resilience allowing each child to reach their potential.

Please click on the link below to see how we will achieve this in our school.


St Thomas More Curriculum Intent

Children from Year 1 to Year 6 follow the National Curriculum which covers the following subjects:

English, Maths, Science, Computing, RE, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), History, Geography, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Music, MFL and PE. In addition we also follow a Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) curriculum.

English and Maths are taught every day. We place an emphasis on helping all children make links in their learning through a cross-curricular approach in our wider subject teaching.

Children are taught through themes with a deep question as a driver, making clear curriculum links to other subjects; this allows greater development of skills within a strong and meaningful context for the children.

Reading and Phonics Scheme

EYFS and KS1 follow the Sounds Write programme for Reading and Phonics.