Our enriching curriculum provides a broad range of inspirational learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
Reading and Phonics
We place a high emphasis on reading standards across the school and also aim to inspire within our children a love for reading. Our English teaching and learning is driven by a focus on high quality texts and children's books are changed on a weekly basis. We are very excited by the new relationship that we have made with Durning Library, which saw children in all year groups receive their own library cards and borrow books during the Autumn Term 2016.
Differentiated phonics teaching takes place on a daily basis in Reception and Key Stage 1 using Letters and Sounds.
Key Stage 1 Reading Scheme
Our reading scheme in Key Stage 1 is 'Big Cat' reading scheme by Collins.
Curriculum Overview for Key Stage 1 and 2
We engage children in their learning through interesting and relevant themes which cover the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum. Our school values are also at the heart of our curriculum and promoted at every opportunity.
The St Mark's Curriculum
We have taken the Government's statutory requirements for schools and incorporated them into our own school curriculum. The documents below outline what children in different year groups within school will be taught at St Mark's. In addition to this, the documents contain our philosophy regarding the outcomes that we want to achieve for our pupils in English, Maths, Science and the other curriculum areas.
Some snap shots from our inspirational curriculum
Year 5 Victorian Day
Year 3 planting herbs
Year 4 at a chocolate factory
Year 4 Anglo- Saxon Day
Year 2 visit to Brighton Beach
Year 4 Ancient China Day
Reception children waiting for butterflies to emerge from their cocoons
The school recorder group participating in the Lambeth Music Festival 2016
Year 5 School Journey to CYE sailing Centre