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. 

 

 For further information about our curriculum, please call into school and speak to your child's teacher, or see our curriculum subject pages on our school website.

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.

Early reading is also developed through Oxford Reading Tree books. Pupils will then progress onto colour coded 'real' books.

Our Curriculum Vision

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

St Mary’s Curriculum Overview - Cycle A (2019/2020)

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Nursery

God’s Wonderful World

Knowledge and understanding of the world:

How to be a superhero like Jesus!

Knowledge and understanding of the world:

Growing like Jesus

Knowledge and understanding of the world:

Reception

God’s Wonderful World

Knowledge and understanding of the world:

How to be a superhero like Jesus!

Knowledge and understanding of the world:

Growing like Jesus

Knowledge and understanding of the world:

Year One

Around God’s World in 190 days: The people of God’s World

History: Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole

Geography: Uk and capital cities  

Science:  Animals including humans

 

Around God’s World in 190 days : The animals of God’s World

History: Famous Person (Explorer)

Geography: Work linked to location, physical and human geography of habitats

Science: Animals including humans

Around God’s World in 190 days: The technology of God’s World

History: Changes in living memory: Toys & houses

Geography: comparison of Stockport and town famous for making toys/computing

Science: Materials

Year Two

Around God’s World in 190 days : The people of God’s World 

History: Florence Nightingale Mary Seacole

Geography: The seven continents and five oceans

Science:  Animals including humans

 

Around God’s World in 190 days : The animals of God’s World

History: Famous Person Richard Attenbourgh

Geography: Work linked to location, physical and human geography of habitats

Science: Animals and their habitats

Around God’s World in 190 days :The technology of God’s World

History: Changes in living memory: Toys,  houses & Computers/Tim Berners-Lee

Geography: Geography: comparison of Stockport and town famous for making toys/computing

Science: Materials

Year Three/Four

What can we learn from life before Christ?

History: The Stone age to Iron Age

Geography: The effect of the Stone age to Iron Age settlements on the Landscape

Science: Rocks

How has the past shaped God’s world?

History: Overview of the Early civilisations with a on focus on the Ancient Egypt  civilisation

Geography: Rivers

Science: Forces and magnets

How do we get inspiration from God’s Great World?

History: Changes in Inventions over time with focus on  “light” (T.Edison)

Geography: Environmental issues

Science: Light and Electricity

Year

Four/five

How have the world’s resources and the past shaped God’s world?

History: Invaders: Anglo-Saxons, Scots & Vikings

Geography : Changes in land due to invaders

Science: Properties of materials/ States of matter

How has the past shaped God’s world?

History: Railways

Geography: Impact of the railways on the landscape

Science: Forces

How amazing is God’s Creation!

History: How have maps changed the world?

Geography: Migration

Science: Living things and habitats

Year

five/ six

How should we preserve and protect God's World?

History: Mayans

Geography: Chocolate and Fair Trade, Central America and Mexico.

Science: Animals including Humans, Evolution, Earth and Space.

How has the past shaped God's World

History: Local History Study

Geography: Rivers and Water Cycle

Science: Science Enquiry: Pollution

How has the past influenced God’s world?

History: Ancient Greece – art, architecture, literature

Geography: World Travel movement of ideas

Science: Light Earth and Space

Maths Vision Statement

Here at St Mary's RC Primary School we aim to develop:

  1. A positive attitude to mathematics as an interesting and valuable subject
  2. An understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry reasoning and problem solving.
  3. A range of learning strategies working, cooperatively, collaboratively and independently. 
  4. Confidence in mathematics where children can express ideas fluently and talk about the subject using mathematical language.
  5. An understanding of the importance of mathematics in everyday life. 

English Vision Statement 

At St Mary's Primary School, we aim to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping children with a strong command of the spoken and written word. We aim to develop:

  1. The habit of reading widely and often for both pleasure and information.
  2. A wide vocabulary.  
  3. The ability to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of audiences. 
  4. The ability to use discussion in order to learn.They should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas. 

 

Below you will find links to a break down of learning objectives for each year group, please just click on your child's year group and the subject of interest. 

National Curriculum Link to Government website

Quick links to the curriculum for your child's year group

Our Summer Curriculum maps ...