The Curriculum at St. Giles’ C.E. Primary School

In this section of the website, you can learn more about the learning that takes place throughout our school. The detailed curriculum information for each year group for the current academic year can be viewed by using the links to the Curriculum Maps below. For further information about the vision and intent for each subject area, please use the relevant tabs above.

Through a broad and balanced curriculum, we aim to inspire children and support them in being ambitious by teaching them about the wider world and communities, of which they are a part, while also developing their understanding of our locality.

We base our curriculum in our three core school values of Resilience, Responsibility and Respect and we make constant and meaningful connections between these and the children’s learning.

Resilience – by providing a challenging curriculum in which there is a clear progression of children’s knowledge, skills and understanding throughout the school, we encourage children to develop resilience in their learning and all aspects of their lives. We aim to ensure that they leave primary school fully equipped for the future, with strong literacy and communication skills, fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics and a broad general knowledge.

Responsibility – our curriculum supports our aim of ensuring children have a strong sense of responsibility by being dependable, keeping promises and honouring commitments. Curriculum coverage therefore includes studies to foster children’s sense of belonging to instil in them a sense of pride in their school and wider community but also to broaden children’s horizons, ambitions and aspirations.

Respect – our curriculum content develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the modern world, along with past events, enabling them to better understand and respect everyone and to celebrate spiritual and cultural differences.

Our values based curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs or disability and it provides all learners with a range of experiences and cultural capital.

As a Church of England school, we have strong links with the local Church (St Giles’), where we visit for special services and learning opportunities. Our Christian ethos also runs through all areas of our curriculum and our daily Collective Worship allows time for reflection on each week’s theme, local and global current affairs and the British Values we uphold.

All children participate in a range of sporting and musical activities. In addition to our curriculum lessons, we have weekly singing lessons throughout the school. We offer a variety of lunchtime and after school sports clubs, resulting in the award of The School Games Gold Kite Mark, recognising the quality of our PE offer and extra-curricular sporting opportunities.

Our pupils also take part in outward bound activities and relish all outdoor learning opportunities, with the Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1 pupils enjoying weekly Forest Schools sessions and the Year 5 and 6 pupils visiting Oaker Wood for a residential visit each year.

All year groups make at least one trip away from the school premises or invite a special visitor in each term to extend their learning, as well as to have fun and to take part in enriching experiences.

Please visit the curriculum pages for further insight into each subject area.