St Martin's School

An independent, co-educational preparatory school.

Curriculum

At St. Martin’s Nursery and Primary School, we have a curriculum that aims to provide experience to pupils for the wider world as well as preparing children for the educational expectations of life beyond primary school.

Our curriculum reflects the desire to instil the value of community and positive relationships in our children and give them a broad and deep understanding of the world.

We put an emphasis on an ‘all inclusive’ curriculum: everything that happens in school reflects our school values; thus, everything that happens through school is part of the curriculum.

At St. Martin’s, we strive to:

  • Develop skills of deep and critical thinking, reflection and communication.
  • Develop and deepen the children’s knowledge and understanding of equality, identity, diversity and community.
  • Develop trust, empathy, awareness, tolerance and respect.

The curriculum is based on a theme and quality core text each half term through which, children will have the opportunity to develop core skills, a love of literature, knowledge and an understanding of the their local community and the wider world. Each Core Text has been carefully selected in order for to reflect our children and the knowledge and learning that they enjoy as well as giving them a range of key vocabulary linked to core and foundation subjects as a statutory requirement of the National Curriculum.

We are committed to ensuring that all children at St. Martin’s have the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities both in the school community, their local community and within the National and Global community. This is why we also place emphasis on creating memorable experiences within every topic taught.

In KS1-2, we teach all subjects from the programmes of study outlined in the statutory 2014 National Curriculum. These include English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Computing, PE, Modern Foreign Languages, Latin (UKS2), RE, Art, Design Technology, Music and RSHE (formally PSHE). In Nursery and Reception, we use the Statutory Framework for EYFS.