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Mellor St Mary CE Primary School

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The Curriculum

The Curriculum

The National Curriculum specifies five Key Stages in relationship to the period of

compulsory education (from 5 years to 16 years of age).


These are:

Foundation Stage (3-5 years) Key Stage 1 (5-7 years) Key Stage 2 (7-11years)

Key Stage 3 (11-14years) Key Stage 4 (14-16years)


Key Stages 1 and 2


The Core Subjects are:

English, Mathematics, Information and

Communication Technology, Science and RE (Voluntary Aided School).


The Foundation Subjects are:

Design & Technology, History, Geography, P.H.S.E., Music, Art and Physical Education.


There are arrangements for formally assessing the pupils’ performance according to

the levels of attainment and against the appropriate level descriptions at the end of

each Key Stage. In addition to the formal assessment, teachers are constantly

assessing the understanding and progress of the children.


These eleven subjects, together with Religious Education, make up the curriculum

provided by our school. In addition, cross curricular themes, dimensions and skills are

identified. These include citizenship, health education, environmental education,

European awareness, economic and industrial awareness. Relationship education, Personal, Health and Social

education, equality of opportunity and multicultural education are included in our

school’s curriculum.

It is intended that the National Curriculum should not be the whole

curriculum offered by the school, although it will be the majority of it, and that the

entire curriculum provided should be broad and balanced in nature.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our school aims to meet the individual educational needs of all its pupils but it seeks to

balance the needs of individuals with the needs of the other children in the school. The

school also recognises that the presence of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can provide an opportunity for the children to develop positive attitudes towards those whose needs are different.


The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Mrs Embley-Peers, co-ordinates the day-to-day

provision for any children with Special Educational Needs in consultation with the class

teachers and external agencies. All teachers will ensure that children who have Special

Educational Needs are identified at the earliest opportunity. In assessing a child's

needs our school will follow the model outlined by the Department of Education's SEND Code of Practice 2014, involving parents closely in this process. The children will

follow the National Curriculum, as far as possible and will join in with their classmates

in their day-to-day activities. They will be monitored closely and reviewed regularly.




The greatest help parents give is to take an active interest in their child's work, often

by helping with a piece of research which interests the child, or by listening to the

child read for a few minutes each evening and discussing the story.

We believe that children should be encouraged to have wide interests at this stage of their

development, being members of Cubs or Brownies or Swimming Clubs can be of great

benefit to them, as is enjoying evenings at home with the family. All pupils are given

homework which is intended to enrich and broaden their education and to reinforce

topics covered in lesson time. This will include the learning of spellings, timestables and number

bonds. Children are given written homework on a regular basis. All children from Year 1

onwards also take home spellings and mental math timestables to learn

 All pupils have work to do at home with their family in relation to the

mathematics being covered in class.