We follow the National Curriculum 2014.
To find out more about our curriculum, please contact the school.
At St. George’s priority is given to core subjects.
We ensure that all children leave primary school being able to read, write and count.
We have an enrichment map which ensures that children across the school have exciting and important life experiences e.g. going to the seaside/watching chicks hatch. We also have frequent visits from authors, role models in the community, news presenters and all kinds of animals to ensure that our pupils have many rich experiences.
We follow a ‘topic’ based approach to foundation subjects, often linked to the key text in English. A half termly topic includes skills development in foundation subjects.
We have specialist teachers for music, PE, computing and Spanish to ensure our pupils get the very best teaching in these areas.
Our PSHE lessons cover healthy eating, growth mind-set, philosophy and relationships.
We follow the Southwark Diocesan scheme of work for RE.
Writing lessons at St George’s are taught using Talk for Writing. The three stages of imitation, innovation and invention are followed through a unit of work. This approach centres on children learning quality texts off by heart so that rich language and structure is embedded and built upon in every year group. Fiction and non-fiction units are taught every half term. The overview for genres to be taught and texts to be used are on the whole school text map.
The Sounds Write programme we use for phonics is also used in reading to support children with their decoding. We ensure that all children are fluent readers by the time they leave KS1. We use a ‘shared reading’ approach to teach comprehension. In nursery, children begin to discuss the books they are reading using looking, clue and thinking questions. This develops throughout the school and we ensure that we teach the skills required for comprehension explicitly. Guided Reading begins in reception and every group reads with an adult.
Phonics and Spelling
At St George’s we use the Sounds-Write programme to teach phonics and spelling. We explicitly teach the children the 3 skills of:
The children are taught to decode and encode by understanding 4 clear concepts:
All adults in school use the same consistent, concise language about sounds and spelling when teaching. We say that the letters spell sounds, they do not say sounds. We use phrases such as:
At St George’s, we teach mathematics for mastery using Maths No Problem as we believe that all children can and will achieve in their maths learning. All staff must be committed to this, promoting mathematics as an enjoyable and fundamental part of life.
In order to do this, we elicit and disseminate the very best practice from leading maths providers including Maths No Problem, SW London Maths Hub, NCETM, nrich… and many more.