Our curriculum follows the 2014 National Curriculum. You can read the complete curriculum on the DFE website.

Our Curriculum Policy is on the school policies page.

For an overview of the learning for each year group in every subject, look here:

reception  |  year 1  |  year 2  |  year 3  |  year 4  |  year 5  |  year 6

Religious Education is taught through a number of topics linked to the liturgical year and including study of other faiths. All year groups follow the same progression of topics, which link from year to year.

Autumn term: Creation; Sacraments; Prayer Saints & Feasts; Advent; Christmas
Spring Term: Epiphany; Revelation; Lent; Holy Week
Summer Term: Easter; Pentecost & Mission; Prayer, Saints & Feasts

All our teachers publish termly topic maps or information letters which show how the learning is linked to the class topic. These can be found on the class pages.

This document gives subject by subject details about how we teach the curriculum, and the class blogs (links on the class pages) will give an insight into how this looks in class.

We are using the Maths No Problem scheme of work throughout the school from year 1. This scheme has been developed using the principles of how maths is so successfully taught in Singapore. There are some excellent videos that explain some of the thinking and methods. If you prefer to read about it, have a look under the ‘Our Approach’ tab on the Maths No Problem website. The Purbeck Maths Calculation Strategy (updated September 2015) shows examples of the progression in calculation methods.

Specific details relating to reading & phonics can be found here. You can look at key slides from the ‘Reading With Your Child at Home‘ session here.

If you would like more information about the curriculum at St Mary’s, please make an appointment with your class teacher or with a member of the Senior Leadership team via the school office.

page last updated: 26 September 2017