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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Catholic

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What we are learning

What are we learning in each year group?

At St. Mary's we have created an ambitious, knowledge rich and progressive curriculum based on the Cornerstones Curriculum approach. Each thematic unit is planned to build on prior knowledge and engage the children in exciting, challenging content that enables them to become the creative, problem solving, resilient, critical thinking learners and leaders of the future. 

For further information regarding the Cornerstones curriculum please visit their website here:

or ask Mrs McLaughlin (our curriculum lead) for further information. 



Read Write Inc. is the phonics scheme we use to teach reading and spelling in Early Years and Key Stage One. We have chosen Read Write Inc. because we want our children to learn to read as quickly as possible, and then read widely and become lifelong readers.


This video, taken from the Ruth Miskin website, explains the scheme in more detail:

Parent video: What is Read Write Inc Phonics

For further information about phonics please see the phonics tab in our subject pages.