Our Curriculum

The National Curriculum

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

The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for its pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum.

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.

Our Religious Education scheme is 'Come and See.'

Schools in England are legally required to follow the statutory national curriculum.

All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.

The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens.

Children in Key Stage 1 use the Letters & Sounds phonic scheme

The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to go beyond the national curriculum specifications

. At St. Mary’s School we teach the national curriculum as outlined above in addition to providing a range of learning experiences to ensure we engage and challenge our children as learners.

Our curriculum is cross curricular which means we make links between subject areas and our overviews for years 1-6 show these as pieces of a jigsaw. based around a question. Our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is designed differently as the learning and themes are planned in response to discussions with the children and their needs and interests.

Please find below our school curriculum maps

End of Year Expectations

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  • Parent-Leaflet-Year-5
  • Parent-Leaflet-Year-6

Autumn Term 2015

Spring Term 2016