About our Curriculum
At St Mary's we recognise every child as a unique individual, celebrating and welcoming differences within our inclusive Church school family.
Our curriculum is the way in which we introduce our children to the world around them. It is the medium in which we create opportunities for our children to develop physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially and spiritually.
Through our curriculum provision we introduce our children to knowledge, people, opportunities, experiences and ways of looking at the world that they may never otherwise have experienced. They are able to reflect on who they are, who they could be and their place in the world. They can, 'Dream with all their mind, believe with all their heart and achieve with all their might' because with God all things are possible! (Matthew 19: 26).
We firmly believe childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for knowledge.
In our opinion, play and playfulness are part of life and any education that does not communicate joy, wonder, amazement, fascination and delight has failed. In the Bible it says ‘Joy in learning is the mark of a good teacher and well-taught pupil’ (Proverbs 8: 30-31).
At the end of Year 6, our children leave St Mary's with a great sense of community and the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners who are well ready for the next stage in their educational journey.
In Spring 2020, we embarked on a substantial review of our whole-school curriculum. Our motivation was to ensure that, in every subject, our children continue to have as many rich and empowering opportunities as possible in ways which reflect their lives, the changing world around them and their future. The implementation of our new curriculum whilst beginning in Spring 2020 is not the end of our journey. As we move forwards, senior leaders, subject leaders, class teachers and governors will continue to build on our curriculum offer. We recognise that our curriculum is a 'living' document and that it will continue to evolve.
More details about our curriculum can be found in the curriculum offer below, the curriculum overviews and through clicking on the subject specific icons.
St Mary's C of E Primary School Curriculum Documentation
Whole School Curriculum Map-2021/2023
Academic Year 2021-22
Academic Year 2022-23
Subject Specific Information
At St Mary's Church of England Primary School, we are proud to be part of the Commando Joe's family. The programme is outlined in more depth in the document below.
We are delighted this academic year (2022/23) to be linking with North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College to enhance our curriculum offer to our children further. Through a range of collaborative projects we are aiming to enhance our current curriculum offer and enable the students at the college to plan and deliver performances/activities whilst completing their course work.
In February, we welcomed students from the college for a planning meeting to discuss their ideas for planning and delivering a Theatre Workshop for Years 1 and 2. We can't wait to see this in March.
In June, a range of creative workshops are planned giving our Year 5 and 6 pupils a taste of the world of work. They will explore activities in the photography, ceramics and design departments.
Year 1 and 2 visited the college on March 22nd 2023 and watched a fantastic performance of 'Not again, Ellie'. It was a wonderful interactive performance, planned and delivered by the students especially for St Mary's and the children learnt an important message about being kind to others. An article written by Mason Moore from 'The Hinckley Press' can be seen below.