Curriculum

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Curriculum Overview

In this section you will be able to see our curriculum offer for the children. Everything we do is based upon what is best for our children at St. Giles’. We aim to provide an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment that enables children to learn and progress to the best of their ability. Most importantly, …

Creative Curriculum

At St Giles C of E Primary, we believe that we offer our children much more than the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. Our philosophy is that children  Learn, Grow and Flourish and as a result we have developed a creative approach to our curriculum which focuses on the teaching of key skills and …

Growth Mindset

At St Giles’ C of E Primary School, we are very interested in the research around developing children’s learning. As part of our research, we have been looking at the work of Martin Covington who studied the link between failure and self-worth. He suggested that the way people see themselves and the how they perceive …

English

  At St Giles’ we aim to inspire the children with the necessary skills to become effective communicators, a love of literature and a passion for writing. It is our aim that by the time they leave St Giles’ pupils will be able to: read easily, fluently and with good understanding develop the habit of …

Maths

At St Giles’, we have adopted the maths mastery approach.  Each year group moves through topics at broadly the same pace.  We do not move to the next stage until children demonstrate that they have an understanding of mathematical concepts.  It promotes multiple methods of solving problems.  Differentiation allows advanced learners to be challenged with rich …

Science

The school teaches Science through a two year rolling programme of topics. The scheme of work is planned around the topics in the National Curriculum. Emphasis in this subject is not solely on knowledge, but the development of curiosity which encourages children to ask questions and make predictions, ways children solve problems and investigate scientifically, …

Geography

During Key Stage 1 we challenge and support our children to carry out a number geographical investigations through the Connected Geography learning programme which enable them to use and apply basic and appropriate subject vocabulary, subject tools (including maps, aerial photographs and graphical data and fieldwork skills) to recognise, identify, describe, observe, reason and begin …

RE

At St Giles’ our children are nurtured through the teachings and values of Christianity, and respectful of other faiths. As with all state schools we are required to make provision for a daily act of collective worship and must teach religious education to pupils at every key stage. A high quality religious education (RE) curriculum …

EYFS

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History

During Key Stage 1 we challenge and support our children to carry out a number historical investigations through the Connected History learning programme which enable them to use and apply basic and appropriate subject vocabulary, subject skills and processes (including evaluating primary and secondary sources of evidence) in order to recognise, identify, describe, observe, reason, …