We believe that if children are engaged in their learning and have fun in the process; they will achieve and learn to their full potential. We want every adult and child to go home excited and buzzing about their day, and we believe that our curriculum is the perfect vehicle to provide this.
The children follow a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with the New National Curriculum (2014).
We have completely revamped the curriculum we teach, to use the Edison Learning Connected Curriculum, covering themes that change across the school term by term. Our integrated units allow us to deliver the curriculum in a meaningful, exciting and motivational way.
English, Mathematics and Science receive the majority of the teaching time and R.E. PE, History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology, Computing and Music make up the rest of the timetable. English and Maths are taught as discrete subjects but there are opportunities for the skills from these subjects to be applied in aspects of each of the learning units. (see English and Numeracy curriculum statements )
In addition to the above the school curriculum also addresses cross-curricular areas, such as Personal and Social Education, and Multi-cultural Education.
Early synthetic phonics is taught through the Letters and Sounds scheme.
It is important to note that the requirements of the National Curriculum do not apply to children who are not of statutory school age, i.e. “rising fives”. They follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum which prepares them for the National Curriculum and for their later years in the school. They do have units/theme for each term and theses will be uploaded soon.
The St George’s Curriculum Overview outlines the intent, implementation and impact of our curriculum. The St George’s Curriculum Overview Map shows which topics each year group will be learning each term.
The Year Group Maps give an overview of some of the ideas that can be incorporated into a Learning Unit, however not every idea stated will be included, teachers have the discretion to change the way an objective is taught. Find them on our main Curriculum page.
The following links provide more information on the specific curriculum subjects:
The school hopes that this information regarding the curriculum will help parents to support their child’s learning at home by asking questions and discussing the topics being studied.
If you would like to know more details, please contact your child’s class teacher.