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St. Francis' Catholic Primary School

"For it is in giving that we receive." St. Francis of Assisi


At St Francis' we provide a broad and balanced curriculum and follow the National Curriculum. The subjects covered are:

  • English 
  • Maths - using White Rose Maths Hub Scheme
  • Science
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) - Journey in Love Scheme of Work is followed.
  • Computing & IT
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern & Foreign Languages - French 
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education including British Values
  • Music
  • Art
  • Design and Technology

Our Reception Classes cover all the Specific and Prime Areas as specified for Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) and children work towards attaining their Early Learning Goals and therefore, a Good Level of Development (GLD) 

Phonics and Reading: We teach systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) through the Letters and Sounds Programme - July 2021: this is under review as we await the Government's updated Accredited SSP Programme Providers list. Children learn to read through the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme - Floppy's Phonics, and Biff. Chip and Kipper books. Additional texts supplement our reading scheme and we have a large infant and junior library to support reading. We actively encourage families to read at home and also to volunteer in school to read with children.

Click on the links to the right for further information for Parents