"Leaders have designed a well-structured plan for learning. They keep a focus on mathematics and English, while making sure that pupils study all subjects of the national curriculum until the end of Year 6. They do this by linking learning in individual subjects to other areas of the curriculum. Staff skilfully teach what leaders expect in each subject.... Pupils in this school really enjoy their education. They find lessons interesting and full of fun. They work very hard and behave well. " (Ofsted inspection, 2019-2020).
"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.)
2020-2021 Curriculum Maps
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.
There's also a term by term plan of our EYFS - Early Years Foundation Stage (the Reception class)... with 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!
PLEASE NOTE - 2020-21. Following the lockdown, staff will use their professional judgement and skills to amend some parts of the curriculum, if necessary, in order to comply with national 'catch up strategy' requirements. We will keep parents informed where applicable.