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At St Mary and St Margaret's CE Primary School, we build our curriculum around our values and our core aim of Being the best we can be by living 'life in all its fullness' (John 10:10). The summary table below shows the 'building blocks' of our curriculum - we use this to help us shape our approach to all we do and aim to achieve with our children.

(Note: a clearer PDF version can be downloaded by clicking the link beneath the table.)



We are committed to providing a personalised curriculum with the individual pupil at the heart of everything we do. We aim to provide a broad and balanced, enriched and extended curriculum tailored to individual needs. Therefore the curriculum is planned to recognise and meet the individual learning needs of each pupil and is differentiated to ensure learning opportunities are both challenging and appropriate. We aim to provide stimulating activities which will help pupils to make a successful transition to adulthood, and to be active and responsible citizens.


At St Mary and St Margaret’s CE Primary School we believe that our curriculum enables pupils to foster a love of learning, develop life-long skills and engage in exceptional first-hand experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote their thinking.  The central aims of our curriculum are to work in collaboration with families and the local community to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve; and to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Through a well-planned and organised curriculum, effectively taught by qualified and enthusiastic teachers, pupils are helped to:


  • Gain a joy and commitment to learning that will last a lifetime
  • Develop the essential English and Mathematical skills they need to learn
  • Develop the attitudes, understanding and skills to become successful, independent learners
  • Foster their creativity
  • Develop lively enquiring minds
  • Develop personal values, qualities and attitudes and be respectful other people and their views and opinions
  • Work co-operatively with others
  • Work toward achieving their potential, being ‘the best they can be’


Our curriculum is designed to reflect our aims and values and to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and other government guidance.

Below is an overview of each of the main humanities themes covered in each class. These will often form the basis for some of our work in other subjects too. Please do ask if you would like more information or if you have any ideas to share.