Welcome to our Rothwell St. Mary’s Curriculum Page. This is a page that will inform you about our broad curriculum that is completely unique to us. We hope that you can find what you are looking for; if you can’t, contact our email address and we will direct you to the content that you need. 


At Rothwell St. Mary’s:

We ‘Grow together in Christ’

‘Live and learn in God’s love’

By Developing the potential of every individual by

providing the best education through experience of our Catholic,

Christian Community within which all members can grow in faith.


Our Curriculum Rationale:

Our Unique Curriculum


Why our curriculum is so important to us

At St. Mary’s we go above and beyond to ensure that the firm foundations of knowledge are put in place in order for our children to achieve their full potential actively, creatively and holistically. From EYFS to our St Mary’s alumni, we create life long learners, with the knowledge skills to enter the world and successfully undertake whatever they want to be and do!


The three key areas of our curriculum are:

  • Spiritual –  we will centre all of our words, our actions and our teachings around our Faith, making Catholic Education the ‘Core of the core curriculum’ Pope St. John Paul II.

  • Purposeful – This means we will endeavour to make sure that what children learn in school matters to them. Putting our local area of Rothwell at the heart of our subjects such as History and Geography means we have a model that makes our young people proud of their fascinating heritage.

  • Sequential – This means that every building block of learning forms a platform for the next building block to be placed upon. Every class has a learning journey that forms a spiral up through their school career and gives them the best possible foundations for their High School Education.

Where will you find evidence of our pupil’s work for each curriculum area?

In most classes, work can be found in pupil’s books for the subject. In our older classes in Key Stage 2, some evidence of learning can be found on Chrome Books. Pupils in Years 3-6 are fortunate enough to have their own Chrome Books. 

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Where to find Curricular information about what is taught

On each class page on this website you will find:

  • Each class’s Long Term Plan

  • Each class’s Medium Term Plans

  • Each class’s Half-termly class newsletter which gives details about events of the half term

  • Class Pages with a ‘News’ section which depict many ways our curriculum is lived and breathed

  • Each week, class teacher’s planning for Maths & English is emailed to the Senior Leadership Team

SEND and our Curriculum

SEND Local Offer and Information Report November 2021

SEND-Inclusion-Policy-September 2021

At Rothwell St. Mary’s we provide an inclusive curriculum for all, whereby all learners follow the National Curriculum or EYFS curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND ethos places children with SEND at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils’ needs. At times, and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented with a child centred approach. This includes enrichment and experiential learning that meet the needs of all our learners. To support all children in the development of new skills and acquisition of knowledge we adapt our teaching to suit the unique learning points of our children by:

Utilising a range of teaching and learning styles

Differentiated learning materials

Access to assistive technology

Additional in class support through resources, peer support and adult support

Additional out of class support where absolutely necessary

Targeted tailored interventions

Flexible groupings

Innovative and supportive personalised curriculum

Working with families

Use of the local offer to develop specialised programmes of support where required

Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievement