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St. Francis' Catholic Primary School
Truth & Love


Truth & Love


Curriculum Organisation:



Follows Diocesan ‘Learning and Growing’ scheme. Much closer link to Catholic Life through social justice themes


Core texts linked to theme are Power of Reading Books. Writing in all genres linked to CST theme.


Discrete subject teaching. Follows CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) Mastery approach. Teaching and Learning involve fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Units planned in line with White Rose planning overviews.

Science, History, Geography, DT/Art, Computing, Music

National Curriculum Key Stage skills and objectives. Mapped in two year cycle to CST themes—example below. Knowledge organisers and two year map ensure progressive learning over time.


Taught discretely, progressive build up of skills. Additional support from Bishop Challoner Secondary and Aspire


Taught weekly to Yr1 to Yr6

Phonics curriculum:

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum, the Ofsted Deep Dive into reading and preparing your children to go beyond the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check.