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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

  • My friends are kind because if I want to play a game they’re playing, they always let me join in. Hermione

  • You need to listen to your teachers & friends as you won’t get to know about cool things. Elijah

  • When you are selfless and put others first. Lottie

  • Celebrating when you have an award and showing it to your friends but in a kind way. Joel

  • To treat people equally as you would like to be treated. Riaan

  • We are safe as the teachers remind us what is right and what is wrong. Emily