"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
September 2014 saw the introduction of a new National Curriculum for England and Wales. Our curriculum, which you can find in various links at the bottom of this page, is derived from this document and enriched to reflect the values that we hold at St Martin's . Our curriculum is balanced and broad and based on our School Vision. It consists of activities designed and encouraged in the school to develop the intellectual, personal, social and physical activities in the children. It includes not only the formal programme of lessons, but also the ‘informal’ programme of extra-curricular activities as well as the features which produce the school’s ethos, such as equality of opportunity, the values shown in the way the school sets about its task and the way in which it is organised and managed.
The curriculum is planned by our staff team. The National Curriculum provides a necessary framework and ensures continuity throughout the child’s school life. Our teaching is child-centered in that our pupils are central to all our planning. We have high expectations of our children. They have already learned a great deal so we start with what is familiar and, using practical activities wherever possible, extend this knowledge. We plan learning to interest and excite our children whilst promoting pupil independence so that they want to learn and enjoy their new skills. Success is a firm foundation for future learning and we show due appreciation of their successes. Within the class our children are planned for to their abilities in the different fields. Our planning is detailed, inclusive and differentiated to meet all pupils’ talents, skills and abilities.
Each year group consists of three classes and is organised under the direction of a Year Group Leader who, in collaboration with the Executive Head Teacher and Assistant Head Teachers, oversees the curriculum and the quality of its delivery. Classes in each year cover a similar curriculum – but will have individual delivery depending on teacher personality and class needs.
Each class teacher delivers a broad curriculum including the core subjects. They are supported by the use of specialist curriculum leaders who are able to advise and work alongside colleagues within the classroom. Specialist help and advice are also available from supporting consultants, Advisory Teachers and other School Improvement Advisors.
We employ a number of teaching assistants across classes to help and support the work of the class teacher. Teaching assistants help with both individual children and groups; they assist with the general supervision of the children and learning activities.
The School Day
Your child may arrive from 8.40am. We encourage you not to arrive before 8.40 as the playground is not supervised before this time.
Start of the School Day: 8:50am
Lunch: Between 11:45 and 1:15 depending on the year group
End of the School Day: 3:10pm (Reception), 3:20pm (Years 1 and 2), 3:30pm (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)