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St Mary of Charity Primary School Empowered to succeed



Our curriculum is key to us achieving our whole school vision. We strive for successful, determined, imaginative learners and our curriculum is planned and delivered in line with our vision and values.


We use a topic based approach with each class learning three new topics a year (one per seasonal term), to encourage strength and depth of learning. All topics are mapped against the National Curriculum programmes of study and begin with a launch experience. Wherever possible, learning is shared with the school community to ensure that it is relevant and purposeful. We are constantly thinking of new ways to share what we have learnt.


Phonics is taught daily through the Letters and Sounds programme and begins in Year R. We use Oxford Reading Tree to support the development of early reading skills and high quality texts support our guided reading provision to ensure that children develop a love of reading.


RE is central to our curriculum and reflective of our Christian ethos. We follow the scheme of work created through the Canterbury Diocese called Understanding Christianity as well as exploring other world faiths through separate Canterbury Diocese Planning. RE is taught as a discrete subject on a weekly basis and is constantly applied through our school values.

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If you would like to find out more about our school curriculum please contact the school office.
Please have a look at our Long Term Topic Overview. We are currently updating our whole school SMC curriculum, we will upload it as soon as it is complete.