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Curriculum Overview

At St Francis, we believe that every child is entitled to a broad, balanced and rich curriculum that is personal to the learners needs. Through the curriculum, we focus on both the academic and personal development of every child.

We follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum and national curriculum.

Early Years planning is designed around the pupil’s personal interests. In Years 1-6, topic themes are taken from the Edison Learning Connected Curriculum. This provides a strong framework through which the connections between subjects are clearly mapped, whilst providing adaptability and flexibility so that the lives and heritage of learners and their communities can be distinctively embedded.

Equal importance is placed on the core and foundation subjects, allowing pupils to use and apply their skills in a variety of different contexts. SMSC is deeply embedded across all areas of the curriculum and British values are taught in close connection with the school’s Christian morals and values.

We provide pupils with opportunities to celebrate and deepen their learning through themed weeks such as, science, arts, topic and diversity weeks, termly enrichment days and educational visits.

We believe that the creative and personal nature of our curriculum ensures a smoother transition from the Early Years through to Key stages 1 and 2.

The new national curriculum is being implemented by every school from September 2014.  Curriculum maps for each year group can be found below.  These curriculum maps will inform you of the knowledge, skills and understanding your children will acquire in each year group.

  • Year 1 Curriculum Plan
  • Year 2 Curriculum Plan
  • Year 3 Curriculum Plan                                 
  • Year 4 Curriculum Plan
  • Year 5 Curriculum Plan
  • Year 6 Curriculum Plan
  • St Francis Catholic Primary School English Curriculum
  • Reading Scheme KS1
  • Whole School Topic Plan