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St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

A place of educational excellence with Christ at the centre

Our Curriculum


The school vision is the mission statement;

St Mary’s ‘ A place of educational excellence with Christ at its centre’

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessens, even corrupts him. The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful. And this occurs through a rich path made up of many ingredients. This is why there are so many subjects — because development is the results of different elements that act together and stimulate intelligence, knowledge, the emotions, the body, and so on.”

We will achieve this through the curriculum vision and the drivers that we have called…

‘Our Golden Threads’

Statement of intent:

To create a culturally aware, resilient, independent child with endless possibilities for the future.

The National Curriculum has been redefined to meet the needs of the children that attend St Marys Catholic Primary School. Our school curriculum is a key factor in pupil’s enjoyment of school and drives their achievements and success. Throughout our curriculum are our Golden threads that address the gaps in children’s knowledge and understanding as a result of the pandemic.

These Golden threads are also linked to the schools golden rules which runs through our behaviour policy: Show Respect, Follow instructions straight away and Always do your best. The Golden threads drive the child forward and create a culturally aware, resilient, independent, child with endless possibilities for the future. 

Concepts run through each class curriculum overview and every subject leads vision statement. We have selected fine concepts with wide breaths.

Catch up threads: 

Resilience-The children will show a capacity to recover quickly, become absorbed in what they do and keep on going in the face of difficulties and challenging circumstances.        

Independence-To strive to complete work and challenges independently to the best of the children’s ability.      

Wellbeing-To recognise positive states of mind and how this can tend to your physical and mental wellbeing.  

Curriculum threads:

Culture-To know about the world, to explore different cultures, ideas and customs.

The Arts-To explore the arts using skill or imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, culture, music or experiences that are shared with others. In doing so, we are contributing to a child’s development and well-being.   

Initiative- The power or ability to begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task.      

Possibilities- To have high ambitions for themselves to strive to achieve wishes and dreams.

Oracy- To have high levels of Oracy, to draw on a wide vocabulary to debate. To express yourself clearly, communicate with others and articulate your thoughts so that they make sense to others.

Reflection-To reflect on your learning and make connections with concepts that have already been taught. Talk about learning and recognise how you learn best. 

Please read the Curriculum Statement attached below. 

In September the new subject vision statements will be added and the curriculum overviews for each class.