At St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School we aim to help pupils make meaningful connections in their learning. At our school, we have devised and now teach a themed curriculum. Throughout the school, National Curriculum subjects are taught through a different theme each half term, from Reception up to Year 6. We strive to link as closely as possible literacy, maths and all of the foundation subjects into our themes, incorporating ideas from the children about what they would like to learn and find out. We pride ourselves on our creative, enriching approach to the curriculum, providing children with real life, hands on experiences at every possible opportunity. Themes often involve dedicated theme days, trips out or visitors in to school as well as beautifully presented theme books to show case children’s work. Learning is planned to cater for all learning styles, addressing and including the needs of all children. Our themed learning is closely linked to the Catholic ethos of our school, integrating RE and collective worship into our theme work.
English at St Dominic's
Letters & Sounds and Phonics Bug are used to aid the teaching of phonics.
The school has a colour banded reading scheme that includes a wide variety of books from various schemes are sources.