Curriculum

Our Curriculum

The curriculum offer at St. Mary’s is ever evolving and changing to meet the needs of the children we serve.

We comply with our duties regarding:

to ensure our curriculum is accessible for all including those with disabilities or special educational needs.

Each subject is taught to cover the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014). We firmly believe that a curriculum needs rigour and it needs to be progressive in terms of coverage, knowledge and skill development. We also have a responsibility to ensure children are prepared to leave us at the end of Year 4 with the knowledge and learning to allow them to successfully transition into the next phase of their education.

Our intention is that we will teach a well-planned, structured curriculum that ensures children’s learning is built on effectively, year on year.

We aim to provide a stimulating and purposeful atmosphere in which skills and knowledge can be acquired and to present a curriculum which:

  • is broad enough to provide all children with a good general education in preparation for transfer to Middle School;

  • is flexible enough to respond to the need for change;

  • helps children to acquire knowledge, skills and practical abilities, especially those of problem solving and decision making and the effective use of language;

  • helps children to begin to understand the world in which they live and the inter-dependence of individuals, groups and nations;

  • encourages respect for religious and moral values of other races and cultures;

  • ensures equality of opportunity for each child.

We also place great importance on the development of our children’s social, emotional and physical development.

We provide opportunities for staff and children to enrich their learning through offering trips, visits, clubs, visitors and experiences outside the National Curriculum.