KEY STAGE ONE - Phonics and Reading Schemes
At St Mary's Primary School we use the "Read, Write, Inc" scheme to teach phonics and reading on a daily basis in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Some children in Year 3 and 4 still use this scheme. Children identified as requiring additional support in reading and writing at Year 5 and 6 have daily lessons via the "Fresh Start" scheme. Children in Key Stage 2, requiring additional support in reading may also use the "Project X" reading scheme. In addition, we feel that it is vital that children read for enjoyment and from across a range of texts. To support extended reading every child in the school has a library session in our well equipped and modern library facility. Children are welcome to select books weekly from this provision which is supervised by our School Librarian, Lucy Edwards.
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CURRICULUM IN OUR SCHOOL
Here at St Mary's we have an exciting and varied curriculum that feeds a child's curiosity and prepares him or her with a skills base that prepares them for life. If you would like to know more about our curriculum, please contact Anne Strick, Senior Administrator in order to obtain examples of medium term and weekly plans.
The school is always open to visits so that the public or interested parents can come and see the school in action. In addition, the school holds an annual Open Morning at the end of September where members of the public can come and see lessons in action.