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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

Values and Virtues

Compassionate, loving, faith-filled and hopeful


Maths Focus

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division


Literacy Focus

Core text: Charlotte’s web

Supporting texts: The last pebble in my pocket. The last stop on market street.


Science Focus

Term 1 – Rocks

Term 2 – Animals including Humans


Art Focus

Composition drawings and painting


Design and Technology Focus

Embroidering a Christmas sock


Geography Focus

The world – mountains, rivers, volcanoes and earthquakes


History Focus

Stone Age/ Iron Age


Computing Focus

QR Codes

Organising and creating using technology


RE Focus


Gathering as God’s family




Physical Education Focus

Swimming + Handball

Swimming + Gymnastics