Home Page

The Curriculum at St Mary's

The Curriculum at St Mary’s

Foundation Stage


Our Nursery (F1 - Alderson) and Reception classes (F2 - Lumley) in our school follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is based on seven areas of learning. 

 

There are 3 Prime Areas of learning which are:
Communication and Language
Physical Development
Personal, Social and Emotional development

 

There are also 4 Specific Areas of learning:
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding of the World
Expressive Art and Design

 

All children in F1 and F2 take part each day in a variety of learning which is both child initiated and adult led. Topics covered are based on the children’s interests as well as including major themes such as Families, Christmas, Stories and Holidays.

 

Key Stage 1

Key Stage One (Lancaster and Clarel classes) is made up of years one and two and is for children age five to seven years.

 

Key Stage 2

Key Stage Two (Hansby, Laughton, Scarbrough and Foljambe classes) is made up of years three to six and is for children age seven to eleven years old.

 

Both key stages follow the National Curriculum. We try to make this as interesting and engaging as possible and use cross curricular links where relevant to support learning at every opportunity.
 
Our class pages have more detail about the topics being taught this term.

Religious Education Curriculum

 

We follow the Agreed Syllabus, using Understanding Christianity to teach about the Christian faith, and Discovery to teach about the faiths of Judaism, Sikhism and Islam. This begins in Nursery.