Learning at St Mary's
Welcome to the Learning Area of our website. Click on the images on te left to find more information about the various aspects of our curriculum.
All schools have a statutory duty to teach the National Curriculum which is organised into the different subjects. At St Mary's we believe that it is essential that we strive to provide the best possible curriculum to inspire and motivate all our pupils. We are committed to a curriculum which is broad, balanced and exciting enabling children to practice and apply skills learnt.
The content of the curriculum for each subject in each academic year can be found by looking at the termly curriculum maps published in each class's section of the website.
We have identified values which we hold dear and aim to help our pupils become:
The learning community at St Mary’s recognises we all have strengths, and that we learn best through 'real-life experiences' including visits to topic related sites, in-school events and the use of a variety of resources, including ICT.
We support our children through Quality First Teaching (QFT), careful assessment (using the Target Tracker system) and a constant dialogue between children, staff and parents, with our aim being to develop resilient, collaborative and creative thinkers.
We use a range of phonic and reading schemes but they are based on letters and sounds and supported by 'Bug Club' and 'Phonics Play' (see below)
As a Catholic School, we follow the 'Come & See' RE Curriculum.
In order to help children learn we use a range of technologies. These sites are ones that we subscribe to as a school for children to access at home. They may use them for set home learning tasks or to play and discover. It is also worth knowing that these sites can help adults discover how things are taught in school and pose useful questions to use with children.