Curriculum

At St. Mary’s we provide a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum which meets all pupils’ needs and enables them to achieve their potential and 'make a difference’. It has been designed to:

 

  • Support the development of agreed essential knowledge and skills.
  • Develop the ‘whole child’ by promoting their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development.
  • Make the curriculum relevant and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

 

 

Our school curriculum centres around exciting topics. Each topic has one or two lead subjects and also involves a number of subject areas from the National Curriculum, which link to the topic. This ensures that the curriculum has breadth and depth with clear progression. Each topic also includes for ‘enrichment experiences’ which are planned to bring the curriculum to life and extend learning further.

 

Parents are invited to attend a ‘Meet the Teacher’ session at the beginning of the year when proposed activities will be outlined. When enrichment experiences take place parents are invited in to view what has been achieved. Throughout the year we also organise meetings and workshops linked to different areas of the curriculum such as internet awareness and safety.

 

Details of these events are communicated via the newsletter, website and by personal invitations written by the children.