Our curriculum is planned and monitored by Year Leaders and Subject Leaders. Although we organise our learning into discrete subjects we often take opportunities to link similar areas together in topics. Immersing children in this way makes learning more enjoyable and meaningful.
At St Mark’s we believe that every child is extraordinary and that education has the capacity and the potential to change lives for the better.
Find out how we explore attitudes to help get us all learning to learn
And you can access much more detailed information about individual subjects
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Our curriculum aims are to help pupils to:
- Develop inquisitive minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves.
- Acquire knowledge, skills and qualities which will help them to develop so that they may become independent, responsible members of the community.
- Thrive irrespective of gender, ethnicity, social groups, or learning ability.
- Use language and number effectively and with creativity.
- Develop personal values and respect for others’ diverse ways of life.
- Understand the world in which they live.
- Value human achievements and aspirations.
- Find pleasure in lifelong learning and to experience success.
- Develop imagination and aesthetic awareness.
- Recognise the crucial role which parents play in their children’s education.
We describe the curriculum (the sum total learning experiences) as being creative because at all stages of the process leaders are challenged to make the ideas, activities and learning outcomes relate more closely with children’s needs and interests. Topics are planned collectively to gain the best ideas and ensure our approach is consistent and enriching.
You can find individual subject pages on the next page