At St Mary’s we have an engaging and varied curriculum. 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. At certain points of the year, the children take ownership of their learning, by suggesting topic ideas and voting on what they would like to learn about. The teachers then plan objectives based on the children’s interests.
Teachers strive to ensure each class has a trip or a visitor each term to further enrich their learning. Some topics will have an outcome at the end to showcase the learning over the half term. This not only gives the children a real purpose for their learning, it also gives them the opportunity to celebrate their achievements.
At St Mary's all class teachers are responsible for providing a curriculum that is suitable for all pupils in the class, including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) with support from the Inclusion Leaders. We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Our inclusions statement emphasises the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found on our SEN page, see link below.
Some topic outcomes from previous years
Previous Topic Outcomes