St Mary's Curriculum

At St Mary’s we aim to deliver the National Curriculum in a fun, inspiring and inclusive way, whilst also ensuring our Christian values are at the heart of everything we do.

St Mary's Curriculum delete

At St Mary’s we aim to deliver the National Curriculum in a fun, inspiring and inclusive way, whilst also ensuring our Christian values are at the heart of everything we do.

English

We have enjoyed another year of great SATs Results. We are in the top 1% of all schools nationally for Attainment and Progress in KS2 Reading and Writing.

History

History is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively providing the necessary knowledge and skills for the pupils’ future to empower them to take their role as informed and active citizens in the 21st century.

Maths

Both staff and pupils understand the importance of automaticity and fluency within maths and this is taught through real life contexts to enable pupils to apply their understanding, reason about maths, problem solve and make connections across the subject and the wider curriculum.

E-Safety

At St Mary’s we have a whole school approach to e-safety. All staff have responsibility to contributing to assemblies, class discussion and PSHE lessons.

Religious Education

Our teaching of RE enables children to extend their own sense of values and promotes their spiritual growth and development. We encourage the children to reflect on their own views in relation to the themes covered in the curriculum.

Physical Education

At St Mary’s we believe it is important that as children grow and develop, they understand the importance of physical activity in developing and maintaining their health and well-being. We provide a full curriculum that supports pupils to become physically confident, reinforce health and fitness and develop individual talent.

PSHE

We aim for our children to have the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society.

Science

Relevant and meaningful Science ensures that our pupils relate the science they are learning to their own lives as well as working with contexts in the wider world.

Geography

Geography is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively providing the necessary knowledge and skills for the pupils’ future to empower them to take their role as informed and active citizens in the 21st century.

Computing

Technology surrounds us in our everyday lives and at St Mary’s we believe that a good computing capability is an essential skill for life. Used safely and correctly, it can enable children to take an active part in their learning, open up many new wonderful avenues to them in all subjects and eventually allow them to fully participate in a rapidly changing world.

Art and Design

At St. Mary’s School we believe that teaching and learning in art is important because it stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. The purpose of art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.

Music

At St Mary’s we recognise that music is very much part of everyday life and can be a life-long passion for some people.We demonstrate a commitment to Music through our use of a dedicated teacher who works in our school to deliver music.

Spanish

At St Mary’s we believe that learning a foreign language gives children an opportunity to broaden their horizons, stretch their thinking and provide them with a wonderful social and cultural experience. All of our children in years 3 to 6 learn Spanish through listening, speaking, role-playing, singing songs and through playing games.