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Curriculum Intent

At St Mary’s Infant school our intent is to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that will inspire, enthuse and educate our children so they learn knowledge and skills that will help them prepare for life in modern Britain. During their time with us, from Reception to Year 2, we aim to foster a love of learning, a natural curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. Good social skills and very high standards of behaviour are vital in creating happy children who are keen and active learners

St Mary’s Infant School Curriculum Intent



Subject Intent & Progression
(These are working documents and may change throughout the academic year)

Read, Write Inc. Phonics Linked to Year 1 National Curriculum 

Whole School Literacy

Read, Write Inc. Linked to the Year 2 National Curriculum


Preparing for the foundation subjects in EYFS

History Geography Physical Education
Art  Maths  Science Personal Social Health & Citizenship Education
Music  RE Progression of Skills  Design and Technology

We also teach forest school groups across the school which follows the following 6 key principles that can be found on the following website: Full principles and criteria for good practice | Forest School Association

Forest School Benefits, National Curriculum Links and Every Child Matters