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.
If you would like to know more about our curriculum, please contact the curriculum leader, Mrs K Millar at email@example.com or 01283 217199
Long Term Plans 2023/24
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
Progress and Reports:
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.
Our children are assessed continuously and their work is tailored to their individual needs. Children are formally assessed at the end of Y2 and Y6. Results of these tests form part of your child’s report.