English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School

Dee Road, Reading, Berkshire RG30 4BE
Tel: 0118 937 5466
Email: admin@englishmartyrs.reading.sch.uk

Our Primary Curriculum


Our Curriculum in Years 1-6

In Year’s 1-6, we teach the National Curriculum through ‘Inspire’; a cross curricular scheme published by Cornwall Learning.

You can find overall details of how Inspire is taught in each year group here.  

You will find more specific details of Inspire, by visiting the Inspire website and clicking on the relevant page:


 Religious Education

Being a Catholic School, RE is at the heart of our curriculum and covers 20% of the timetable. We follow the God Matters scheme, prescribed by the Portsmouth Diocese. A unit planner for God Matters, outlining what is taught in each year group, can be found here:

God Matters Unit Planner


Maths  Curriculum


Here at English Martyrs, we are passionate about maths! We aim to develop our children as mathematicians who enjoy engaging with the processes of problem solving over and above the completion of the actual calculations involved. We embed the core skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, realising the importance and application of number in an everyday real life context.

We promote the importance of learning the multiplication tables and their related division facts through fun, effective, relevant lessons, celebrating individual achievements along the way. We develop an understanding of shape, data and measures through practical creative lessons which are often cross-curricular and encourage pupil led investigations.

Our teaching of mathematics aims to equip children with the necessary numeracy skills to allow them to use different methods and strategies in everyday life as they continue on their learning journeys.


There is a daily maths lesson in all year groups from Y1 –Y6.  In Nursery and Reception classes, mathematics is integrated into the children’s everyday learning experiences.

Children will learn to work flexibly and fluently with number and number operations to develop strong mental calculation skills. This supports a deepened understanding of standard written methods for calculation. 


For those who are interested to find out more information, click here, this will link to the statutory requirements for the teaching and learning of mathematics for each year 


PE Curriculum

PE is also taught as a separate subject. An overview of the PE topics covered in each year group can be found below:

EYFS Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Year 4 Year 5 Year 6  


 If you require a paper copy of our curriculum, please contact the school office. There may be a charge for photocopying.