History, Geography, Art and DT

Each separate subject here at St Mary's has a Lead teacher. In Wider learning there are a number of leaders including: Mrs Smith, our Curriculum leader, Mrs Steele our Science leader, Mrs Amann our MfL and music specialist and Mr Reynolds our Computing expert and Curriculum lead. They collaborate effectively with others, to ensure that the provision in our Wider Learning Subjects is lively and fun, whilst demonstrating a progression in skills and concepts, alongside a love of learning and a desire to know and remember more about the projects they are introduced to. Mrs Smith currently teaches in Reception and is one of our Assistant head teachers; and over sees the whole of the WLP curriculum.

Each subject also has a Link Governor, who supports and monitors progress, in conjunction with guidance from the SLT. In the case of Wider learning, this is Mr Baker; an experienced teacher who holds the children of St Mary’s and their success close to her heart, also. He is thorough, supportive and well informed.

Each class has its own class page, where homework, projects, home communications etc are publicised and shared on a very regular basis.


Our Curriculum philosophy is below, showing why we do it the way we do it here at St Mary of the Angels.


Our Key Knowledge Organisers can be found on the children's class pages. These help you to know what is being taught and when. Hopefully, they also give you a flavour of the type of vocabulary and the type of learning that will take place in each year for your child.

There are a selection of them below for you get a flavour of what they contain and how they can support learning at home. 


A flavour of our children's views are below, so that you can see that we listen to children and they empower us to help them become effective leaders. You can also hear that our methods are effective.


Our Long term overview is below. This helps to map out what is being covered and taught when and where across the school in Wider Learning, currently. These WLP's may merge into the next term. They will help you as parents to plan and link into the work we are covering and when. 


Our Action Plan in Wider Learning is below


Our Policy in Wider Learning is below


Some examples of our successes are here for you to appreciate. You can see what the children at SMA get up to in their Wider learning lessons! 

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As part of the Florence Nightingale WLP in Year 1 - a real nurse was invited into school. She identified the differences.

Our assessment methods are summarised here for you, with a working example of what actually happens within the classroom, for you to appreciate, also.


SMA Strategies to Remove Potential Barriers of Learning.
Through adaptive teaching strategies we aim to support all learners to access the History, Geography, Art and Design Curriculum. 
Please see the document below for strategies used to address potential barriers.