The curriculum at St Mary’s is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children. It provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, motivated, curious and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. Our curriculum supports the development of the whole child and promotes a positive attitude to learning. The curriculum celebrates the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in our world.
We will deliver our curriculum intent through discrete teaching and if possible a thematic approach covering all areas of the National Curriculum 2014 National Curriculum for England. Our themes aim to motivate, promote independence and develop curiosity, however, we are able to tailor this curriculum to the needs of the children in our school. Our curriculum is underpinned by our values and vision.
School leaders and teachers regularly measure the impact of our curriculum through the monitoring of teaching and learning, assessment and performance management to ensure our children achieve their full potential.
Working in collaboration with Empower Trust, school leaders, subject leaders and teachers we evaluate the impact of teaching and learning through;
- talking to our children,
- undertaking learning walks,
- looking at books,
- listening to parents
We then feed all of this into our school improvement cycle to continue to improve and develop the way we teach our children.
Please click on the links below to access our termly overviews for the autumn 2023:
LKS2 – Autumn 1 Year 3/4 overview
Please click on the links below to access our termly overviews for summer 2023:
Please click on the links below to access our termly overviews for spring 2023:
Please click on the links below to access our termly overviews for the autumn 2022:
Please click on the links below to access our termly overviews for the summer 2022
Please click on the links below to access our termly overviews for the spring 2022
Please click on the links below to access our termly overviews for the autumn term 2021
KS1 – KS1
LKS2 – Anglo-Saxons Overview
UKS2 – Termly Overview Darwin Y5_6
What will your child learn at St Mary’s?
Nursery and Reception – EYFS new curriculum
Year 1 and 2 – Years 1 and 2 new curriculum
Year 3 and 4 – Years 3 and 4 new curriculum
Year 5 and 6 – Years 5 and 6 new curriculum