At Saint Mark’s Primary School we believe that all our children have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum that is exciting and relevant and that will equip them with the key skills and knowledge needed in order to achieve their full potential.
We aim to foster creativity in our children, and to help them become independent learners. We believe in making learning fun and enjoyable. We want our children to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning and to spark in them a desire for lifelong learning.
At St Mark’s we are continually developing the curriculum that we provide for our children. Our main aim is to provide exciting, stimulating topics which the children become fully absorbed in using a cross-curricular approach. We strive to encompass as many curriculum subjects into each topic, making them relevant and meaningful for our children.
Children in the Foundation Stage follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. They are supported in the four specific areas:
Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive arts & design.
Through the above areas, three prime areas are strengthened and applied:
Communication & Language, Physical Development & Personal, Social and emotional development.
Key Stage 1 and 2
All year groups follow the Primary curriculum which was introduced in 2014. Our RE curriculum is taught in accordance with the agreed syllabus AMV 2016 from North Somerset and the Diocese of Bath and Wells following understanding Christianity guidance.
Each class organises their curriculum into different topics and where possible subjects are linked together to enable children to fully immerse themselves in the topic and see all relevant links. However, there are some areas of these subjects that will need to be taught separately. We place great emphasis on using the core skills of English, maths and ICT across the curriculum.
Please click on the different subject tabs to see an overview of what each year group will be learning and to view the skills progression for each subject. ‘Topic Webs’ are also available on the year group pages where you can find more detail about the topic being taught each term.