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The Wider Curriculum

St Mary's offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum covering all areas of the National Curriculum and our aim is to provide a curriculum that meets the needs, interests and abilities of all children. This means ensuring that our pupils not only learn core skills in English and maths, but also in other curriculm subjects like art, DT, science, history and geography, providing the opportunities for children to excel and thrive in a variety of different ways with different learning styles.

Theme Days

Theme days and visits are a wonderful way to enhance learning. Children have enjoyed opportunities to engage in learning through activities like: World War 2 VE Day concert; Supertato mystery day; Greek Day; ........ This allows children a wide variety of cross-curricular learning in an enjoyable and interactive way.

We also have many visitors who come to school to help us with our learning, offering the children an invaluable insight through their expertise, such as:

- guide dogs

- firefighters

- professor ......

- Archbishop Sentamu

- Road safety team.


School visits linked to our topics are undertaken by all classes throughout the year. Older children also have the chance to participate in residentials, with Year 5 going to Herd Farm and Year 6 to Cober Hill. We feel that these are important events in children's develpment where they discover many important life skills like teamwork and problem solving, as well as experiencing the independence of being away from home.

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