As a primary school, St. Mary's follows the two national documents covering the primary age curriculum. They are the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, which is taught in Nursery and Reception, and the National Primary Curriculum which is taught in Years 1 - 6.
We aim to deliver the statutory curriculum in a creative way through a series of topics which help us to make objectives more meaningful to the children.
Teaching our children to read and encouraging them to develop a love of reading is a key priority for us at St. Mary's. We teach Phonics by following the Letters and Sounds phonics programme from Nursery to Year 2. We use Oxford Reading Tree as a reading scheme to offer the children the opportunity to develp and rehearse a range of reading skills using a range of fiction and non fiction books that are appropriate to their age and stage of development.
St. Mary's is a Roman Catholic School and as such Religious Education is a core subject here. Our Religious Education Curriculum is delivered through 'Come and See' which is the Diocesan Programme developed with and delivered in all schools in our Diocese.