Broad and balanced curriculum.
"The curriculum at St Mary's has been developed so that it addresses the new and more demanding national curriculum. The curriculum overview provides useful information about the areas of learning that the pupils will explore." (Ofsted 2017).
"Pupils' behaviour is outstanding and the respect they show to each other and staff is extremely positive". (Ofsted S48 2016.)
“The school uses its Mission Statement as the central focus of school life. The religious education curriculum supports the aims of the school, and helps to develop in pupils values based on clear, Christian principles.” (Diocesan Inspection.)
2018/19; new curriculum plans.
Here you will find, by year group, a full overview of the school curriculum, which meets - and indeed exceeds - the statutory requirements of the revised version of the National Curriculum. The plans are being formulated and collated in August-September 2018; and will be available very soon on this page for your scrutiny. As soon as they are uploaded, expect a text message to alert you.
There's also a term by term plan of our Foundation Stage (Reception class)... and some simple ideas for parents to help their child's learning.
More information can be obtained in school, on request; and the school regularly sends out complementary information, such as our homework policy, guidance on how we teach reading, advice sheets for parents etc.
Reading and phonics
There's a tab below, which will give you more information about how we teach phonics - and how that links to reading at St. Mary's. Have a look! Alternatively, ask us - or pop in, to find out more!