The curriculum at St. George’s C of E Academy Newtown is designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and the specific pastoral and academic needs of our children. A strong emphasis is placed on speaking, listening, reading, writing and mathematics.
The National Curriculum consists of the compulsory subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Music, PE and Design & Technology.
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is taught in Reception classes and is into the prime and specific areas. Learning and topics are developed through play and children’s interests. Children in reception access focused activities in all areas, specifically communication, language and literacy, mathematics and PSED.
Pupils work is either subject based or sometimes organised through a topic approach spanning two or more subjects.
We use 'Cornerstones' as a foundation for our topic-based approach – we believe this is the best way to provide a truly integrated approach to learning, along with developing skills to prepare children for the wider world. Themes are chosen each half-term/term and some subject areas are addressed separately. Many of our themes include cross-curricular links such as health education and environmental studies, always taking account of equal opportunities.
Staff with consideration of the varying abilities, use both whole class and group teaching strategies. Our work is carefully structured so that each year the children’s knowledge and skills are reinforced and extended. Extra help is available for those children who have additional needs.
We have a whole school approach to our work, with all staff working closely together enabling each child to make an easy progression from one year to the next. We support any children who may require other work to overcome barriers to learning.
Click here to view our Curriculum Intent Statement
Click here to view our Long Term Plan