Our Curriculum Intent
At St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Junior School, we offer a curriculum that enables all children to develop key knowledge, understanding and skills, through loving learning and growing together with Jesus. As Catholic educators, we promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all children and thus prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Through the content and delivery of our bespoke curriculum, we provide opportunities for all children to make progress in reading, writing and maths as well as other subjects within the broader curriculum. With the National Curriculum at its core, our school curriculum is created to meet the needs of all our children.
Progressively planned learning in all subjects enables children to acquire the intended knowledge and skills, to revise this knowledge, to practise these skills, to make meaningful connections and to continuously build upon learning.
In all subjects, key objectives are set demonstrating what we want pupils to know, remember and be able to do by the time they leave. Within each subject, there is progressively sequenced curriculum plan to ensure that implementation is structured appropriately.
We offer an inclusive curriculum for all learners, so that all children can learn without limitations. In addition to this, our extra-curricular opportunities, which go beyond the national curriculum specifications, inspire creativity and competition, celebrate individuality and encourage children to want to do more and to learn more.
At St. Margaret Mary's we value the importance of skills which thread throughout the curriculum. In all aspects of school life we promote learning values: communication, creativity, independent thinking, questioning, reflection, transferring skills and working together. These values, enable our children to be successful not only in their access to and understanding of the curriculum, but in all aspects of school life.
It is our hope that in this section of our website, you will find the information in each section informative and that you will be able to understand the opportunities that are provided to your child(ren).
If you have any questions about our school curriculum, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Ambrose, or your child's class teacher.