'With Jesus, we learn as a joyful family and flourish to be the best that we can be'
At St. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s we aim to provide a curriculum that inspires pupils to become life-long learners, with a sense of service to the world that they live in and the people that live in it with them.
We believe our pupils will be life-long learners if they are able to be confident, independent, curious, open-minded, enthusiastic, observant, co-operative and resilient individuals. We shape our curriculum to provide opportunities for pupils to demonstrate all of these qualities.
Our curriculum aims motivate children to:
Our curriculum is progressive and ensures children build on their skills and knowledge. We ensure we monitor and evaluate our curriculum regularly to meets the needs of our children. We aim to engage our children with varied and exciting lessons which offer both challenge and support.
During the school closures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK, schools found they had to quickly adapt to providing pupils with learning opportunities they could access from home. Now that schools have reopened to all pupils and classroom learning is returning largely to ‘normal’, it is more important than ever to have a plan in place to support any potential home learning for classes, year groups or the whole school, should a need to isolate or close again happen during the ongoing pandemic.
To be fully prepared in the event of future closures, partial closures or isolation of bubbles, St. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s R.C Primary School has carefully considered, consulted on and developed this policy for remote learning. The overarching goal is to enable pupils to access high-quality teaching and learning even when they are unable to attend school. We aim to provide home learning opportunities which mirrors the work being done in school.
We use our Class Pages to provide daily work for pupils and use Purple Mash to support us in delivering home learning. Purple Mash allows teachers to set 2dos for children. Teachers can provide feedback and rewards when children have completed tasks. Parents or children can share learning with the class teacher by using the ‘2email’ section of Purple Mash, which allows teachers to provide feedback.
More details on how to access home learning and how to share work with the class teacher via Purple Mash can be found on ‘Class Pages’ under ‘Home Learning’.
Times Table Rock Stars is another platform used in school and as part of homework, which can be accessed at home for home learning.
Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds! Children across school enjoy using Times Table Rock Stars and can access this alongside their home learning. Children have individual logins and teachers can set challenges and children can compete against each other.
If you would like to access our homework policy, you can find it on this website under Key Information.