All are welcome here to walk with Jesus as we love, learn and flourish.

St Mary's RC Primary Curriculum

Our Curriculum Intent

We are committed to providing a curriculum that prepares our children for life in the 21st Century, that inspires them to have a life long love of learning and supports them to be the best that they can be.

Underpinning Our Curriculum

The following values underpin the curriculum that we have designed for our children.

  • Our Catholic Ethos – All are welcome here to walk with Jesus as we love, learn and flourish.
  • British Values – democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance
  • Equality – excellent learning for all
  • Cultural Capital – enriching the curriculum and making it come alive
  • Super Seven – the 7 learning attributes that we instil in all pupils: Independence, Confidence, Resilience, Perseverance, Creativity, Personal Goals and Problems faced by others.


Subject Areas

The following pages in this section of our website let you see more details about what we teach, how we present it, the order of skills and the knowledge we want our children to have.


Our Curriculum Showcase

At St Mary’s we pride ourselves on our varied and immersive curriculum. When children learn in an interactive way, enriched with real learning – trips out to different venues, visitors to school for example – their learning is much more likely to be well embedded and to stick with them for life. Click on the photos to see more of what we offer here at St Mary’s.

The Farm Shop - Class 1, Spring 2 2022
Magnificent Me - Class 1, Autumn 1 2022
Family Album Class 1 Spring 2 2023
Wind in the Willows - Class 1, Summer 1 2022
Fire! Fire! - Class 1, Autumn 2 2022
Fighting Fit Class 1 Autumn2 2024
Buckets & Spades - Class 1, Summer 2 2022
Penguins, Possums & Pigs, Spring1 2023
Heroes & Villains Class 3 Spring 1 2024

Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school. 

School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning. 

Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow. 


Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return. 

We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday. 

I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority. 

Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead