Our Curriculum Intent

Our Intent

At William Martin Schools we want to develop and nurture thinking and learning skills that enable our children to flourish by using growth mindset, to build resilient, resourceful and reciprocal learners within a Christian ethos.  In turn, we want our learners develop knowledge of key concepts through empathy and understanding of the world, a recognition of the challenges we face, how to find the strength and emotional wellbeing to help overcome these and to work towards being global, Christian citizens.

Personal Learning and Thinking Outcomes

To achieve this, our curriculum will be underpinned through personal learning and thinking outcomes, which are developed through every aspect of our curriculum.

Theme Specific Skills

Our curriculum will be structured by giving each term a specific focus which will be linked to Theme Specific Skills.  These themes develop core skills that are needed to empower all children as they progress through education and into their future lives, whilst nurturing their independence and curiosity.  Key concepts, such as Justice, Diversity, Influence are woven into their learning to help build and develop children’s knowledge and deeper understanding of themes.


(Geography and Design Technology themed)


(History themed)


(Arts themed)

  • Identify questions to answer and problems to solve.
  • Show flexibility.
  • Organise time and resources.
  • Communicate learning in relevant ways.
  • Work towards a goal.
  • Adapt ideas as circumstances change.
  • Show empathy.

Our Curriculum Vision

Our Curriculum Vision

We seek to create a safe, respectful, enquiring community where everyone goes the extra mile to inspire high aspirations, a love of
learning and a strong sense of well-being, and every child flourishes, builds character founded on Christian values, and experiences
‘Life in all its fullness’.
William Martin’s Core Christian Values: Perseverance, Justice, Respect, Trust, Compassion, Responsibility, Forgiveness, Peace.

We share booklets with parents and children each half term so they can reflect on our values at home as well as at school:

Courage (Autumn 1)

Trust (Autumn 2)

Perseverance (Spring 1)

To view our curriculum plan from Reception through to Year 6 click below:

Whole School 7 Year Plan

Our Curriculum Plans

To view our Curriculum Overview Plan from Reception through to Year 6 click below:

Whole School 7 Year Plan

Phonics – Letters and Sounds

Read Scheme: Oxford Reading Tree , Song Birds, Big Cat Phonics , Phonics Bug. Project X.  These are are leveled using the book band colour system.