"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."
How have you been a good friend today?
"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."
How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?
'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'
What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?
"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."
How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?
"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."
Why is it important to be honest?
"Try to earn the respect of others."
Romans 12:17, paraphrase
Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?
The St. Martin's Curriculum
Our curriculum, which is underpinned by our six Christian values, extends and enriches the National Curriculum leading to great pupil outcomes.
We plan and teach our rich curriculum so together, we strive, aspire and succeed: our children work with resilience, dream big and flourish. Our vision is that every child experiences a curriculum which develops spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth. Our curriculum is focused on outcomes with the aspiration that every child enjoys success in all areas.
Our aspirational curriculum is designed to ensure all our children learn in our nurturing, happy school. Our curriculum is exciting, engaging, enriching and challenging; allowing children to experience learning in a wide range of contexts. We believe children learn best when they have first - hand experiences and so our children can be seen busy learning, through many different exciting experiences, in the classrooms and around our school. Trips and visits are carefully planned to enhance learning, promote aspiration, and provide the building blocks towards the cultural capital that our children need to succeed in life.
We prioritise teaching our children to read well and to be numerate. We believe that the acquisition of synthetic phonics knowledge and skills is vital to begin a successful journey as a reader and that reading is the gateway to learning.
Our children have a variety of learning experiences in our extensive, well-appointed grounds. This provision is enhanced through our Forest Schools programme which includes bush craft and bee keeping. Our PE specialist who ensures delivery in this curriculum area is inspirational and as a result we have many successful individuals and school teams representing St Martin’s. Furthermore music, led passionately by our music specialist, flows through our school, enhancing our curriculum.
We are truly inclusive and value diversity. We ensure all members of our community feel welcomed, valued, are represented within the school and achieve highly.
You can read more about our Curriculum Vision here.
Subject Stories and Progression of Knowledge and Skills
Subject Stories - Subject Stories, written by our curriculum teams, detail how our six Christian values and school's Vision are manifested within each subject area. They showcase agreed consistencies, how the subject supports the development of children's cultural capital and highlight key successes and areas for development too.
Progression of Knowledge and Skills - Within each subject's 'Progression of Knowledge and Skills' document is detailed the carefully planned, progressive curriculum content to be taught in each year group. Our curriculum model is progressive, teaching the knowledge and skills we have identified and outlined for every subject. The footing of our model is to ensure a focus on the key knowledge and skills for each curriculum subject so that children make progress (‘knowing more, remembering more, being able to do more’) and therefore learn (‘a change in long-term memory’). These documents support teachers, parents/carers and subsequently our children at St. Martin's.
Modern Foreign Languages