The National Curriculum is taught at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School as in all maintained schools. Links are made where possible to children's learning in all areas, especially in English and Mathematics in order to provide them with meaningful contexts and opportunities to learn and apply their skills.
Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which helps children to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes which fully prepare them for the next stage of their education and later life in modern Britain.
Phonics and Reading
At St Mary's we teach phonics from the foundation stage onwards. We use the Letters and Sounds scheme for our phonics lessons. We use a number of reading schemes in school. We use Oxford Reading Tree and other book schemes which are colour banded so the children can make progress.
Further details of curriculum activities within each class are shared during 'Meet the Teacher' sessions which parents are invited to attend.