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St Margaret's delivers its school curriculum, which includes the National Curriculum, through subject specific and thematic approaches.  We call it our THRIVE CURRICULUM. We have assessed our curriculum against the NCSL's Hallmarks of an Outstanding Curriculum: SELF-ASSESSMENT

The school's THRIVE CURRICULUM delivers our school's Ethos and Aims.  The SMCEPS Curriculum Model shows this:

Curriculum Model

The school has a long term plan of its Thrive Curriculum. The foundation subjects and application of maths and English are delivered primary through thematics approach using the following headings:


                   Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Autumn 3 Autumn 4 Autumn 5 Autumn 6
Year N            
Year R   Friendship Matters Travelling  

Our Natural World

Exciting Rock Pools
Year 1 What makes me, me? My memories Planets   Woodland   Wonders    
Year 2 Life in London  Amazing Africa   Splendid Structures Dig for Victory    In the Garden Minibeast Madness
Year 3           We are what we eat
Year 4            
Year 5     Metals and Materials   Stone Age Civilisations  
Year 6 A Kingdom of Ice Under the Sea Technology Today   Mexico Life  

Each unit is personalised to our local context.

Our Curriculum is as ambitious as the National Curriculum.  The National Curriculum can ve viewed here: NATIONAL CURRICULUM (in pdf format).  

Our School Curriculum ensures that there is a sequenced progressional gaining of knowledge in Vocabulary', 'People, Places and Events', 'Concepts' and 'Procedures'.  These are shown in our teacher designed KNOWLEDGE BOARDS (pdf format). The coverage of the National Curriculum within our broader, richer and deeper personalised School Curriculum can also be viewed in these documents.

Click on the year group pages for celebrating the work our children undertake and how future learning is planned through our Thrive Curriculum Units.  The documents are in MS Word.

nursery YR



Y3 Y4



Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum our school delivers to our children by contacting Mrs McGuiness (Enquiries and Admissions Secretary) via the school office who will direct you through to either your child's classteacher, a subject leader or a senior leader depending upon the nature of your query.