North Mymms St Mary's

CE Primary School

Overflowing with Thankfulness, Inspiration and Joy

Curriculum Overview

St Mary’s Curriculum

We want children and adults at St Mary’s Primary School to be overflowing with thankfulness, inspiration and joy. Our vision and values underpin and inform our school curriculum and the learning opportunities through which we inspire and engage our learners, in preparation for their future lives.

At St Mary’s Primary School, we believe that a successful curriculum must be built upon high-quality teaching and inspirational learning opportunities, which allow children to learn in a way that motivates and interests them


Our Inspiration Days, held each half–term, are mapped closely to the coverage and requirements of the new national curriculum, whilst allowing our learners and teachers every opportunity for flexibility and creativity to steer a theme and pursue a topic wherever their interests lead. This has enabled us to create exciting, engaging and meaningful learning opportunities. 



In EYFS, our children work towards their Early Learning Goals, addressing key areas of learning and development in:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy (inc. daily phonics through ‘Letters and Sounds’)
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


In KS1, our children have daily phonics/English sessions, based on the 'Read Write Inc Phonics Programme', in addition to a daily mathematics. RE, PSHE and weekly PE sessions stand outside of the ‘connected learning’ opportunities. However, links are made where pertinent and possible


In KS2, our children have daily spelling, in addition to a daily Mathematics and English lessons. Links are made between subjects where pertinent and possible


For further information,  explore our curriculum and its exciting learning opportunities through:

  • viewing the curriculum details pages published on our website
  • exploring the gallery of photographs, which celebrate our love of learning
  • arranging a visit to our school to see us in action

Curriculum Inclusion Statement– Provision for all pupils

At North Mymms St Mary's CE Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers.  The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.

All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities.  At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented.  To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum North Mymms St.Mary's Primary School remain committed to:

  • A range of teaching and learning styles
  • Differentiated learning materials
  • Access to computing and technology
  • Additional in class support
  • An innovative and support curriculum
  • The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
  • A broad range of extra-curricular activities