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Curriculum 2020 - 21

Curriculum Principles

At St Mary’s we believe in providing a knowledge based curriculum which is in line with National Curriculum expectations. 

At its heart we have 6 core Christian Values which permeate through all areas of school life:

Hope, Community, Justice, Courage, Joy, Peace.

New Curriculum Vision 2020 - 2021

This visual curriculum vision represents our new curriculum offer which will be launched in Term 6. 

Curriculum Drivers: 

In order to deliver the most appropriate curriculum to our pupils at St Mary’s CE VA Primary School, we identified four curriculum drivers. We worked with all stakeholders in school to evaluate exactly what our curriculum needed to offer the children in our local community. We assessed our children’s starting points and backgrounds, and explored in great detail the knowledge and experiences that we believe our children need in order to be successful in the future. These drivers will underpin the curriculum we provide for our children and will weave through every subject we teach.

Maths working walls are one of the strategies we use to embed mathematics knowledge..

History enquiry and research at St Fagans. Children discuss what this was used for? how did it work? Was this the only water source for the village? Is it hot or cold? How do you empty the water? What is the pump made of? Is there a makers name on the pump? (some of the questions they came up with)

Developing a culture of love of reading in the early years

Year Group Reading expectations

Year Group Writing expectations

We enjoy reading and writing across the whole of our curriculum

Mathematics Intent

In Science Year 3 pupils made edible soil to show the different geological layers underground.

For further details about the National Curriculum please follow the link:

Using history and art to develop literacy skills.

Working walls