From September 2015, schools were required to implement the new National Curriculum. This has brought with it some changes, some of which have taken place in Maths and English. Raising national standards in basic skills has become a key Governmental priority, resulting in higher expectations for all .
Other subject areas have been reorganised and content amended to allow all children to learn about the world we live in and the world our ancestors came from.
At St Georges, we are committed to raising standards and continually strive to ensure that all our children are suitably challenged and reach their full potential. We have embraced the new curriculum and worked hard to ensure that we deliver exciting topics that allow children the opportunities to develop their skills, expand their knowledge and broaden their experiences. Part of this development means looking at our children’s environment, community and local area, utilising these to support learning. This will include local towns and cities around our school and the development of our grounds, including our very own Forest School and Nature & Nurture Nook.
An important part of our school curriculum is Religious Education, which is delivered through the Archdiocese set curriculum, Come and See. We also practice daily Collective Worship, where we foster Gospel values and fundamental British values, promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of every pupil. We ensure the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faith and belief are promoted throughout the curriculum and throughout the school. These values are reflected in our School Mission Statement, ethos and class charters.
The Year Group documents below outline the content of the curriculum that each class will be taking and teachers will provide additional information as we go through the year.
In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, we haven't relied on one particular reading scheme. Instead we have sourced from numerous different publishers to ensure that we have a broad and balanced reading scheme that support our children to become readers and enjoy reading. The main published schemes we have used are Ginn, Oxford Reading Tree and Project X. These are supported by a variety of other fiction, non-fiction and poetry books.
Our phonics scheme supports our children’s reading development. Letters & Sounds is introduced in our Foundation Stage and progress to the end of Year 1. When children have consolidated the last phase they then move onto the Read-Wrire-inc spelling programmme which continues throughout the school.
If you would like further information on about our school curriculum, please phone the school and we can arrange an appointment for you to discuss it with relevant staff members.