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St Mary of Charity

Primary School


The 'SMC Curriculum' is key to us achieving our whole school vision. We strive for successful, determined, imaginative learners and our unique curriculum is planned and delivered with our vision and values at its core.  Our Curriculum intent is as follows:


Curriculum Intent


At St Mary of Charity Primary School, our unique Curriculum is built upon our school Christian Values of Faith, Respect, Honesty, Forgiveness, Aspiration, Determination and Team Work. It celebrates Faversham Town, which the school sits at the heart of.

Through a well sequenced and planned journey of knowledge and skills, the children will become Critical Thinkers, good Communicators, show Curiosity, have the confidence to Challenge and will give back to the Community in which they belong.

The curriculum will provide the children with the opportunity to explore diversity and celebrates differences within our school community and beyond.  Broad learning experiences both inside and outside of school will underpin this.

The children will become responsible citizens, who reflect our school Christian Values. They will have a thirst for learning and will drive their own future success.


Community links

Creek, Brogdale, town centre walks, church, Fleur de Lis museum, police museum,  train station (transport links), swimming pool, Recreation area, gymnastics centre, physic garden, brewery/industry (hops), physic garden, gunpowder mill, festivals, cinema, library, local charities, QE, ship yard, creek creative, local charities (foodbank etc), local groups (sea cadets, rainbows, beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers).


At St Mary of Charity Primary School, learning is grouped into seven key areas. The skills in each of these areas are central to learning at our school.


Please have a look at our Long Term Topic Overview, Curriculum Overview and the Skills Progression in each area.

For Year Group Plans, please see the Class pages.

Phonics is taught daily through the Letters and Sounds programme and begins in Year R. We use Oxford Reading Tree and Big Cat Phonics to support the development of early reading skills and high quality texts support our reading provision to ensure that children develop a love of reading. From Year 2, the children access the Accelerated Reader Programme to further develop their comprehension skills.  


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.

If you would like to find out more about our school curriculum please contact the school office.

EYFS Topic Overview

Some of our Experiences