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.
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.
The school's calculation policy is available here:
At St Mary’s, we strive to deliver a Science curriculum that prepares and engages our children with the wider world, developing the curiosity to question and the courage to investigate.
Please view the links below for information on the content and delivery of our Science curriculum.
Science progression in skills and knowledge