Our Curriculum Vision
Our vision is to be a beacon of excellence, working in collaboration and friendship with others. Children at St Nicolas and St Mary’s enjoy an inspirational, innovative and inclusive education. We place a high value on creativity within our knowledge-engaged curriculum and strive for all pupils to grow into independent, respectful, resourceful, reflective, resilient, collaborative and spiritual learners who will grow in compassion and hope in God. We strive to ensure that the skills pupils acquire within our care will pave the way for a successful and happy future ahead, where they will have a positive impact within the community.
Journey together: Encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace 2 Corinthians 13:11
We aim to provide a caring, inclusive approach to learning, where team working and collaboration is valued and encouraged within both the whole school and wider community. Our ethos promotes a teaching environment which enables children to thrive emotionally and socially throughout their academic development. Key skills like motivation, encouragement and perseverance are celebrated and respect for others is fostered.
Guided by God: I am the light of the world John 8:12
We aim to provide a strong Christian ethos which influences all aspects of school life, underpinned by core values which will enable pupils to develop spiritually and encourage questioning, reflection and the development of faith.
To do the best we can: Whatever your hand finds to do, do it, with all your might Ecclesiastes 9:11
We aim to provide a rich and creative curriculum, where teaching inspires pupils with a joyful, life-long love of learning and motivates them to do their best whatever their ability. We seek to provide a purposeful, challenging working environment, where high expectations are set and maximum progress is made both within the classroom and beyond.
In our Teaching and Learning Policy you will find useful information on the following:
- Curriculum and Planning
- Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Assessment, Marking and Feedback
- Building Learning Power
- Learning Environment
- Parent Consultation Meetings
This policy is regularly reviewed and updated to show our current practice.
Please click on the subject curriculum maps below to see coverage in each year group. For coverage of maths and English across the school, please look in the subject tabs.
The National Curriculum statutory requirements for each year group can be found in the curriculum maps at the bottom of this page.
- Y1 Subject Curriculum Map
- Y2 Subject Curriculum Map
- Y3 Subject Curriculum Map
- Y4 Subject Curriculum Map
- Y5 Subject Curriculum Map
- Y6 Subject Curriculum Map
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Curriculum
Since September 2014 we have been following the new National Curriculum. We will give you additional information about the curriculum at the beginning of each term. Each teacher produces a termly newsletter which outlines some of the themes and activities for the term ahead. Other letters and leaflets are produced which should help keep you informed.
For information on how we teach 'Relationships and Sex Education' (RSE) and 'Zones of Regulation' please look in the PSHE pages.
Homework is an important part of school life. This can include many activities such as reading, mental maths, games, collecting things or carrying out research. Class teachers will keep parents informed about the homework requirements for their classes. Please go to Our School > Policies to see the homework policy, or CLICK HERE.
Helping your child
Extensive research carried out by the National Literacy Trust has found that for all children, reading activity at home has significant influence on their reading achievement; that reading comprehension is related not only to provision of books in the home, but also to conversations between adults and children about books and articles they have read and also that parents' and carers' attitudes and support towards their children's learning influence performance on literacy tests. Reading with your child is a good investment of your time and we would really encourage parents to read every day with their child. Do talk to your class teacher about how we can support you in helping your child with reading.