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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 a 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:

Phonics

  • Twinkl and LCP Phonics
  • Jolly Phonics songs

Reading

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

 

Literacy across the school

Love
  • Love

Kindness
  • Kindness

Forgiveness
  • Forgiveness

Thankfulness
  • Thankfulness

Patience
  • Patience

Compassion
  • Compassion

Wisdom
  • Wisdom

Humility
  • Humility

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