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Our Curriculum

New Curriculum 2014 Materials

At St. Mary’s Catholic school we are driven by our mission statement “Live our lives as Jesus taught us, Work hard together to achieve our best, Respect each other and the world around us, Have fun and enjoy learning”

We work hard to plan and deliver a curriculum that enables our children to develop a love of learning, always be willing to have a go and to achieve their true potential. At St. Mary’s everyone is valued as a unique individual and planning and delivery of the curriculum accounts for this. We recognise that every learner has different needs and we cater for variety of learning styles using a different methods, support and tasks. Learning is a journey and each individual will be at a different point and will move at a different pace. We encourage our children to take risks, to be resilient and to enjoy challenge and see this as a way for them to grow.

St. Mary’s recognises the demands of the new 2014 National curriculum, it is also recognises the value of a rich, creative, learning experience. We work hard to ensure the children and staff work in partnership to shape their learning and provide lessons which engage and enthuse the children through team planning.

We aim to provide our children with many opportunities and experiences possible in the time they spend with us.  This will include visits, visitors, themed weeks and extra curricular activities.  Through our team planning sessions we develop links and opportunities to enhance the curriculum and ensure it is matched to the needs of our pupils.

At St. Mary’s Catholic School, we deliver and meet all statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and deliver all subjects as follows:

  • English,
  • Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Religious Education,
  • Computing,
  • Geography,
  • History,
  • Physical Education,
  • Art and Design,
  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Music.

Key stage two children also receive a modern foreign language lesson, currently French.

How these subjects are delivered largely depends on the age and ability of the children. Children from their second year in school (Year 1 and older) are taught these subjects. We make cross curricular links to ensure skills can be applied across different subjects.