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.
We had a brilliant "Super Learning Week " related to the story "We're going on a bear hunt"