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St Mary's Bentworth

Church of England Primary School

Love, Respect, Belong

Curriculum

At St Mary’s we have an engaging and varied curriculum in which the children have a clear ownership of their learning, by choosing the topics.  Each class is able to discuss and take a vote on every topic and teachers plan objectives based on the children’s interests. We follow the National Curriculum in order to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

 

Each class will have a trip and a visitor each term to further enrich their learning.

 

Below is an example of the topics chosen by the children last year. Oak Class (R/1) does not have set topics as the use the ‘In the Moment Planning’ approach to learning. Below are some examples of the stories and mini-topics chosen by the class. Please visit the class page for more information.

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Oak

3 Little Pigs

 

Bog Baby

The Snail and the Whale

 

Healthy Eating

 

Christmas

Animals:

The Ugly Five

Little Red Riding Hood

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Magical Potions: Winnie the Witch

 

The Circus

Plants: Jack and the Beanstalk

Ash

The Unsinkable Ship: Titanic

History

Should Everyone be Treated Equally?

PSHE

How did the People from the Past Shape the World we know Today?

Stone, Bronze, Iron Age and Romans

History

Roald Dahl

English

/History

How Far Does my Food Travel?

Geography

What Make your Garden Grow?

Science

Lime

Go with the Flow: Rivers and the Water Cycle

Geography

How do Journeys Change our Lives?

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

History

How do you Make a House a Home?

Geography

Lights, Camera, Action!

Alice in Wonderland

Lime and Elder Production

Elder

The Land Down Under: Australia

Geography

You’re Fired!

The Apprentice

Should Secrets from the Past be Shared with the World?

The Mayans

History

Secrets of the Past:

Ancient Greece

History

All the World’s a Stage!

Lime and Elder Production

The New Curriculum Changes Overview

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My children feel so safe and happy here. They are keen to go to school every day

Parent - July 2018

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The school teaches really important life skills through the resilience work- understanding failure is a learning opportunity, not a catastrophe

Parent - July 2018

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Communication is excellent- I always know the door is open

Parent - July 2018

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The staff show an exceptional level of commitment to the school

Parent - July 2018

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You are passionate about children being at the heart of everything you do

Parent - July 2018

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94% of our pupils said that 'Teaching is good all the time'

Pupil Survey - July 2018

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