A Creative Curriculum
We believe the creative and skills based curriculum we offer here at St. Mary of the Angels incorporates innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
Our 'Dimensions' curriculum covers Science, History, Geography, Music, Dance, Art, Drama, PSHE and DT through a thematic approach to learning, with applied maths linked in when appropriate. This means our pupils are inspired, motivated and challenged by more meaningful and linked learning. It also allows us freedom and ownership with regard to how we teach as well as guaranteeing we fulfil statutory requirements in terms of coverage. The core subjects of Religious Education, English and Maths continue to be taught discretely as is PE, Computing and Italian.
Partnership with Parents
Our 'Welcome Meetings' in September offer parents and carers the opportunity to meet their child's class teacher and to find out more information about the curriculum, year group expectations and class routines as well as ways to continue to support their child in their learning at home and at school.
Termly curriculum newsletters provide parents and carers with an overview of the themes being studied and curriculum links with English and Mathematics. We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme for Religious Education (please click on the Religious Education tab for more information).
Parent Teacher Consultations in the Autumn and Spring term provide an opportunity for parents to meet with the class teacher to review their child's progress and targets. Detailed Records of Achievement are sent home in July and parents are offered the opportunity to meet with the class teacher to discuss the report if needed.
Curriculum Overviews: Two Year Cycle
The themes and activities covered in each term inspire our pupils and further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding and their love of learning.
The links below provide curriulum overviews for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2), Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6). This academic year (2019/20) we are following Cycle B.
|Foundation Stage Theme Cycle||[pdf 108KB]|
|KS1 THEME CYCLE||[pdf 122KB]|
|Lower KS1 Theme Cycle||[pdf 114KB]|
|Upper KS2 Cycle||[pdf 112KB]|