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CURRICULUM

Our school aims to encourage and sustain each child's natural curiosity and spontaneity, to develop their skills and ideas as individuals and to help them recognise the interdependence of human relationships. Therefore, the CURRICULUM can truly be said to include EVERYTHING THAT A CHILD EXPERIENCES WITHIN SCHOOL.

 

The  school recognises the importance of PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT as well as the INDIVIDUAL NEEDS of the child. All these are taken into account on our Curriculum Plan. The curriculum plan aims to provide pupils with a broad and relevant education and to cater for the extremes of the ability range. Programmes of work are designed to challenge pupils as well as match their individual aptitude and ability so that they can make good progress.

 

 

LANGUAGE and LITERACY:

Children develop spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as integral aspects of the teaching of every subject. English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching; understanding the language provides access to the whole curriculum at St. Teresa's. Fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects.

 

NUMERACY and MATHEMATICS:

Children and provided with opportunities within school to develop their mathematical fluency. Confidence in numeracy and other mathematical skills is a precondition of success across the national curriculum.

 

Pupils develop numeracy and mathematical reasoning in all subjects so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

Activities involving children outside normal school hours take place throughout the school year. Staff who support these activities appreciate the help and talents of interested parents. There is a tradition of extra curricula competition in football, rugby, athletics and swimming. An after-school sports club for gymnastics, netball and football provides opportunities to participate in inter-school competitions.

 

As part of their contribution to any school activities outside of school hours, children can now receive accreditation from Blackpool's Children University. The pupils are awarded bronze, silver and gold awards during a prestigious ceremony.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

If you would like to know more about the curriculum the school is following - click on the links below for the National Curriculum. Cornerstones Curriculum is a programme we use to deliver the National Curriculum in a creative and exciting way. In addition, please speak to your child's class teacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team in school.

Primary National Curriculum

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