St Mary's CE Primary School

A Caring, Christian, Community, Committed to Achievement

Core Subjects 


English 

Key Stage 1 and 2:

The Literacy framework has been organised to provide a whole school progression for the development of skills, knowledge and understanding.  In daily lessons children are taught skills in reading and writing through a range of planned activities.  Regular and shared guided group work in reading and writing is led by the teacher or another adult in the classroom.  Speaking and listening skills are taught through circle time activities and developed across the curriculum.  The school has a good range of fiction and non-fiction books in the library and classrooms and a mixed range of reading scheme books to develop independent reading.

Mathematics 

We want all children to have an enjoyment and curiosity for maths. Therefore, we aim to teach mathematical skills and knowledge  within a supportive classroom environment for every child to develop their mathematical understanding and become confident and fluent mathematicians.  We are using the Power Maths scheme from Year 1 to Year 6 to teach children using the mastery approach. Mastery in maths means that children have a sound understanding of mathematical concepts and knowledge of facts so they can think flexibly to reason, make connections and solve problems.  

 

Power Maths Overviews  click on the links below to see the objectives for each year group

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

The school's calculation policy is available here:

Calculation Policy

 

Science 

 Our aim is encourage children in developing the acquisition of a systematic, scientific approach to learning, developing useful knowledge, skills and attitudes about the world in which we live.  Science experiences are presented to the children in a practical, relevant context. Systematic inquiry, analysis of problems, formation of ideas, their testing and modification are encouraged through whole class, group or individual investigations and project work, designed to arouse the children's natural curiosity.