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Curriculum

 

At St George’s Junior School, we offer a bespoke curriculum which is broad and balanced whilst taking into account our school’s unique characteristics. Our curriculum is co-designed by teachers and pupils, where a thematic, enquiry-based approach enables children to lead and teachers to facilitate the learning. We believe that learning should be enjoyable, investigative and enquiring, where there are no limits to curiosity and a thirst is developed for new experiences and knowledge.

Curriculum Intentions:

  • To recognise pupils’ prior learning and provide progressive and exciting learning experiences
  • To build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers and nurture a passion for learning
  • To develop pupils’ aspirations demonstrating possibilities for their future lives
  • To allow individuals to become well-rounded and emotionally healthy citizens

The St. George’s Way, our School Values and a Growth Mindset underpin all that we do in school to encourage pupils to be resilient, independent and understand the importance of collaboration. High expectations in language and communication strengthen the pupils’ ability to learn at a deeper level, enabling them to articulate their learning; demonstrating quality thinking and application of skills and knowledge.

Within the St. George’s community, every child is recognised as a unique individual, and we celebrate and welcome differences within our school to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity. Physical and mental wellbeing are prioritised within our curriculum design allowing children opportunities to exhibit spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding.

We provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning where community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum and learning is facilitated through a range of experiences such as involvement of families and visitors, assemblies, educational visits, curriculum events and topic days.

Pupils leave St. George’s Junior School with a sense of self belief and have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

You can view our long term plans for each year group on our planning page

Subject Pages

You can read more about our approach to teaching the various subjects within the curriculum on our subject pages

End of Year Expectations

In line with the requirements of the New National Curriculum, pupils at St George’s will be taught and assessed against the end of year expectations for their year group.

The following leaflets provide information for parents and carers on what the end of year expectations are for each year group.

End of Year Expectations – Year 3

End of Year Expectations – Year 4

End of Year Expectations – Year 5

End of Year Expectations – Year 6