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Leaders: Mrs Kolseth, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Sheath


Our Curriculum



At St Mark's we believe that literacy and communication are key life skills and are crucial to a high quality education, equipping our children with the tools they need to participate fully as an articulate member of society. Through the literacy curriculum with its clear path of progression, we will enable children to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and provide them with the skills to become lifelong learners. The desire to inspire a love of reading drives our curriculum; we introduce children to our rich, wide and varied literary heritage.  We also explore texts from diverse cultures and use non-fiction texts to inspire writing across the curriculum.  We want our children to produce ‘beautiful’ work and therefore handwriting and presentation are also a key focus.
Phonics and Reading Schemes used in KS1 include:


  • Letters and Sounds Phonics
  • LCP Phonics
  • Jolly Phonics


  • Oxford Reading Tree 
  • Bug Club 
  • Project X
  • Big Cat Phonics


Literacy Plan

  • Being compassionate is understanding some else's situation, helping them even if that isn't an easy thing to do.

  • Kindness is love. Kindness is sharing. Kindness is everything. Yasmin

  • Humility means that you accept defeat and don't boast. It means that you are not a sore loser. John

  • Gentleness is a bit like kindness because if you are not being gentle to something you are not being kind. Saisha

  • Patience is giving your time, not rushing and sometimes waiting without complaining. Maia

  • 'Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is then not putting it into a fruit salad' Jessica