St Mary's RC Primary School

Full of grace, we grow and learn together

Our Curriculum

The National Curriculum

Our Curriculum Intent and Implementation

Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life

At St Mary's we provide a broad and balanced, rich and deep curriculum that is supported by everyone. Our vision is to provide a bespoke curriculum that is inclusive and enriching, creative and engaging, active and investigative underpinned by the Gospel Values and British Values. This is achieved through rich learning opportunities for all children including through trips and workshops, super learning weeks, themed days. Our curriculum is cross curricular which means we make links between subject areas and our curriculum plans are based around a theme and question. Our curriculum is planned in response to discussions with the children and their needs and interests. Collectively, we celebrates everyone’s successes and we want the curriculum to provide the children with life skills for the future. 

All state schools are also required to make provision for a daily act of collective worship and must teach religious education to pupils at every key stage.

As a Catholic school our Religious Education scheme is 'Come and See. 

 

 

Reading and Phonics at St.Mary's

EYFS/KS1 follow the Funky Phonics, letters and sounds and Sign and Shine programmes to develop early reading skills.

Our Curriculum Vision

Our Autumn Term Curriculum Maps

Come and look at our curriculum maps displayed in our classrooms. 

Coming soon ... another brilliant "Super Learning Week "

 

Curriculum map Autumn 2017:

“Full of grace, we grow and learn together.”

How are we part of God’s World?

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Overall School Termly Theme

Our Wonderful World

Our Changing World

God’s World – Now and Then

1

How wonderful is God’s Creation?

 

-          Amazing animals

-          My brilliant body

 

Spiritual/Social/Cultural

How we travel around God’s wonderful world?

 

-          Naughty bus

-          Flight

 

Social/Moral/Cultural

How does God provide for us?

 

-          Materials and toys from the past and present

-          How does your garden grow?

 

Spiritual/Moral

2

Why is God’s creation so special?

 

-          British Coastline

-          Forests around the world

 

Spiritual/Social/Moral

Why are people inspirational?

 

-          Great fire of London and Samuel Pepys

-          Florence Nightingale

Spiritual/Moral/Cultural

What can we learn from the past?

 

-          Changes in the local area (hats)

 

Social/Moral/Cultural

3/4

What wonderful things did God create in 7 days?

 

-exploring natural formations in the UK

 

Spiritual/Social/Moral/

Cultural

 

What can we learn from digging up the past?

-          Stone age to the iron age

-          Land use over time

 

Social/Cultural

What can we learn from our ancestors?

 

-          Ancient Egypt

-          Rivers

 

Moral/Cultural/Social

4/5

How diverse is our world?

 

-          Europe

 

Social/Moral/Cultural

What can we learn from our ancestors?

 

-          Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

 

Social/Moral/Cultural

How do we look after God’s creation?

 

-local history Marple

Rivers

 

Moral/Cultural/Social

6

How has God’s world developed?

 

-          South America

-          Evolution and inheritance

 

Social/Moral/Cultural

How has the past shaped God’s world?

 

-          Local history

-          Light/electricity

 

Spiritual/Moral/Cultural/

Social

Are cultural changes over time good ones?

 

-          Global citizenship

-          British History

 

Moral/Cultural/Social

Enrichment

Anti-bullying week

House celebrations

Who inspires me?

Themed weeks – relevant global themes

House celebrations

Who inspires me?

Themed weeks – relevant global themes

Sports week

French day

House celebrations

Who inspires me?

Themed weeks – relevant global themes