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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

Autumn Term - Family and Community

Virtues and Values

Compassionate, loving, faith-filled and hopeful


Maths Focus

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division


Literacy Focus

Core text: Wolf Brother

Supporting text: Votes for Women

Science Focus

Term 1 - Changes as humans develop to old age.

Term 2 – Light


RE Focus

  • Creation
  • The story of people of God
  • Followers of Christ
  • Advent


Computing Focus

Term 1 – Analyse and interpret data

Term 2 – Game design


Design and Technology Focus

Making a computer-controlled product


Geography Focus

The UK – Woodlands and forests


Physical Education Focus

Term 1 - Basketball + Tag Rugby

Term 2 – Gymnastics + Rounders