St George's CE Primary School

  1. Curriculum

Our Curriculum

At St George's CE Primary School, we aim to provide a diverse and engaging global curriculum  for each child. Our curriculum is both broad and knowledge rich, with topics carefully selected so as to be relevant to our children and the world they live in. We plan for work to be stimulating and interesting and to challenge all children. The emphasis throughout the curriculum is working with meaning and understanding. 

We have planned a curriculum based on six Global Themes that is creative, fun and focused on knowledge, skills and understanding. Our curriculum is taught sequentially, building on prior knowledge, to deepen children's knowledge each year, preparing them for future learning and employment. Themes are delivered through carefully selected topics focused around a high-quality text. Through these topics our children gain a love of learning and develop their talents and personal interests.  Specific vocabulary is introduced at the start of each unit of work and is key to developing children's knowledge. By linking subjects through a theme, the work becomes more exciting and motivating and creates links between all areas of learning as well as developing knowledge of the world in which we live. It is our intention that through the topics, children will become educated citizens and lifelong learners. 

Our Christian Values and British Values are woven into the curriculum, with children encouraged to consider how the values help them to contribute fully to the local, national and global community. 

We do, in addition, plan for discrete teaching in some subjects. In this way, children are able to recognise the individual nature of specific subjects while also appreciating the links between different curriculum areas.

Children are encouraged to take pride in the quality and presentation of their work and to become motivated and independent learners with high aspirations. 

Within any age group of children there exists a wide range of ability and it is the responsibility of the class teacher to ensure work matches the needs of individual children. At St George's, we believe that everyone has an equal chance to participate and achieve, whilst also recognising and appreciating diversity. We aim to remove any barriers which prevent equal opportunities for all. 

Please click on the specific subject links to find out more about how we teach each curriculum area at St George's.

If you would like to know more about our curriculum, please contact the curriculum leader, Mrs Kim Millar at or 01283 217199


Embark Global Themes Document

St George's Curriculum Statement

Long Term Plans 2023/24











Assessment is an important way of communicating to parents and children about academic progress and attainment. We teach our children that assessment is a means of measuring how far they've come and every improvement in their own learning journey, no matter how small,  is worth celebrating.

We use informal assessment practices daily to gauge an understanding of how well the children are learning. This can be done during the lesson or whilst books are being marked after the lesson. We do this to identify the best next steps for each individual child, to understand if someone needs some intervention and to inform our planning for the next lesson. 

We use formal assessments, not only to help understand your child's progress, but also to teach them vital skills they will need for secondary school and life such as time management, critical thinking and resilience.  Staff also analyse the results for common misconceptions in order to inform planning for the next term.

Children in Years 1-6 will sit formal assessments termly. Y6 children take the national SATs in May. Y1 children take the phonics screening test in June and can re-sit in Y2 if necessary. Y4 children take the multiplication test in June.  Teachers will use their teacher assessment of the child's performance in the classroom alongside their test results to summarise the child's attainment.

The following codes are used for summarising attainment:

WTS - Working towards the expected standard for their year group.

EXS - Working within the expected standard for their year group.

GDS - Working at a significantly greater depth within the standard for their year group.

Below - Children who are not currently accessing their year group’s curriculum are assessed within a previous academic year. This is indicated by a number before their stage (e.g. Y2 EXS for the expected standard in Year 2)


Your child’s progress is monitored continuously and a written report is issued annually at the end of the Summer term. We hold parents’ evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms. At any time, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s attainment and/or progress, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with us.

Cultural Capital:

Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence;  it is one of the key ingredients a child will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work. Cultural Capital runs through our curriculum, it is not an 'add on' that is only taught at certain times.

Cultural capital promotes social mobility and success within our society.

Cultural capital helps children to achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital.

Cultural capital is having assets that give students the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.

Cultural capital engenders an appreciation of human creativity, where children are given opportunities to form opinions on the work of others.

We recognise that for children to aspire and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital