St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Welcome to

Maple, Oak and Chestnut  

This year we have a straight year 5 class and two mixed year 5/6 classes. 

We are enjoying learning through our ‘Connected Curriculum’, which is designed to help the children at St. Mary’s to connect with one another, with our partner school St. Helen’s, as well as with local and global communities. It’s a curriculum that makes connections to our past as we learn from those that have gone before us and to consider the footprint we leave behind for future generations. It also makes connections across different subjects in order to fully immerse the children in their learning, to help make subject matter meaningful and to maximise our time.

At the heart of our curriculum is the notion that our children will become ’brave change-makers’. We want to help the children at St Mary’s to develop the skills and confidence to speak out and to make a difference. In the words of Greta Thunberg ‘No one is too small to make a difference’.

This term, the theme across the school is ‘Social Justice’. Please see the curriculum outline for Y5/6 to find more out about our learning this term.

In Class we are learning...


 Curriculum Map to come!




Please follow our Class Dojo accounts to share in our learning. 

The 100 words stuck in the back of your child's homework book are:

ccommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached, available, average, awkward

bargain, bruise

category, cemetery, committee, communicate, community, competition, conscience, conscious, controversy, convenience, correspond, criticise, curiosity

definite, desperate, determined, develop, dictionary, disastrous

embarrass, environment, equip (-ped, -ment), especially, exaggerate, excellent, existence, explanation

familiar, foreign, forty, frequently

government, guarantee

harass, hindrance

identity, immediate(ly), individual, interfere, interrupt

language, leisure, lightning

marvellous, mischievous, muscle

necessary, neighbour, nuisance

occupy, occur, opportunity

parliament, persuade, physical, prejudice, privilege, profession, programme, pronunciation


recognise, recommend, relevant, restaurant, rhyme, rhythm

sacrifice, secretary, shoulder, signature, sincere(ly), soldier, stomach, sufficient, suggest, symbol, system

temperature, thorough, twelfth

variety, vegetable, vehicle