We have designed a new curriculum that is based on a
Our aim is that our children will be confident and competent readers and writers, by the time they leave St Mark's. We believe that speaking and listening skills are key to the development of children's literacy skills, and we strive to create a
In addition, we would like children to be keen and enthusiastic literacy learners who see reading and writing as pleasurable as well as useful.
We use the literacy framework to support the development, planning and teaching of literacy at St Mark's. You can find the statutory literacy programme of study at the Department for Education website. Here is the link:
HOW WE TEACH PHONICS AND SPELLINGS
At St Mark's, we strive
Our Literacy and Phonics policies can be accessed via the Policies section of the website.
‘Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. …Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.’(The National Curriculum 1999)
PSHCE - Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education
RE at St Mark's
We believe in serving God and the community through the love of Christ, celebrating diversity and achievement, enabling creativity and raising self-esteem. We strive to provide quality learning experiences through a partnership that values Governors, parents, children and staff alike.
Above all, Collective Worship at St Mark’s should be sensitive to the needs and backgrounds of the community we serve.
We are very proud of our links with St George's Church in Kemp Town, and the children enjoy our celebrations in the church and Father Andrew's visits to the school!