Our Curriculum Intent and Implementation
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 trips and workshops, super learning weeks and 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.
Early reading is also developed through Oxford Reading Tree books. Pupils will then progress onto colour coded 'real' books.
Maths Vision Statement
Here at St Mary's RC Primary School we aim to develop:
- A positive attitude to mathematics as an interesting and valuable subject
- An understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry reasoning and problem solving.
- A range of learning strategies working, cooperatively, collaboratively and independently.
- Confidence in mathematics where children can express ideas fluently and talk about the subject using mathematical language.
- 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:
- The habit of reading widely and often for both pleasure and information.
- A wide vocabulary.
- The ability to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of audiences.
- 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.
Please look at your child's class page for their overall Curriculum Map for the Spring Term