At Saint Thomas More Catholic Primary School our mission is to ‘Learn and Grow as God’s Holy People.’ We aim to encourage the spiritual and moral development of the children within the context of the Catholic faith, whilst sustaining a respect and understanding of other faiths and beliefs. We promote core Gospel values and aim to keep Christ at the centre of what we do. As a Catholic Primary School of the Archdiocese of Birmingham we use the curriculum strategy, ‘Learning & Growing as the People of God’, produced by the Diocese for teaching children from Early Years to Year 6.
The Strategy is divided into a number of units, usually twelve, which cover four main areas of study.
The children learn about the Liturgical Seasons of the Church’s year. They find out about the significance of each season, its particular signs and symbols and the different liturgies celebrated in each season.
Living as Christians
As part of the strategy the children learn about how it is to live as Christians today, how the Church is organised from global to parish level and also the opportunities which exist for them to participate in the life of the Church.
Leaders of Liturgy
At Saint Thomas More Catholic Primary School, we inspire the children to become Leaders of Liturgy within an environment of Catholic faith. All children are encouraged to recognise that they are called to be the best they can be and understand their vocation in the context of their gifts and a spirit of service modelling the school patron, Saint Thomas More, who said: ‘The King’s good servant, but God’s first’.
Children In Need
Year 6 children had a fantastic day running a Teddy Bears’ Hospital for the younger children. They raised an incredible £664.42.