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Phonics

Phonics Teaching at St Mark’s As a School we follow the progression, principles and practices in ‘Letters and Sounds’ alongside the writing and reading aspects of the National Curriculum. Letters and Sounds is a high quality phonics teaching resource produced by the government. From this resource, we have chosen to develop our own planning following the

Reading Scheme

Reading Scheme Reading is at the heart of our curriculum, with our aim to instil a love of reading in every child. The class teacher regularly reads to children, carefully selecting high quality texts, which thoroughly engage both the children and the teachers! Children in the younger classes ALL read  regularly to either the teacher

Literacy

Literacy The Power of Reading project CLPE’s highly successful Power of Reading project enhances teachers’ and children’s pleasure in reading, and raises children’s achievement through teachers’ knowledge of literature and its creative use in the classroom.  The project has now been running for over eight years and has worked nationally with more than 1400 schools

Local Author Visits St Marks

Local Author Visits St Marks World Book Day was an ideal opportunity for local author Cathy Lewis to visit St Marks Primary where she spent the morning working with Year 5. Cathy has recently had her first book ‘The boy who hears things’ published and the year 5 pupils were keen to hear how Cathy

Tremendous Tag Rugby Tournament

Tremendous Tag Rugby Tournament On Thursday 3rd March twelve enthusiastic pupils travelled to Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club for the Purbeck Tag Rugby Tournament. Only one member of the squad (Riley) plays for Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club, and the rest are new to the sport, although to watch them play you would never have

Physical Education (PE)

Physical Education (PE) We aim to provide a fully inclusive and challenging PE curriculum.  As well as covering gymnastics, dance, swimming, games and outdoor adventurous activities in our ‘taught’ curriculum time we offer a wide range of sports clubs for pupils to join.  We place a high emphasis on physical activity and every child experiences