St George's

Church of England Primary School

Curriculum & Assessments

Religious Education & Collective Worship

The Religious Education studied at our school follows the syllabus developed by the Blackburn Diocese Board of Education. The emphasis is on Christianity, with Islam, Hinduism and Judaism also being studied. Every class has a weekly religious education lesson. Each day, there is an act of collective worship, which is usually led by either the Headteacher, Head of the Teaching School, Assistant Headteacher, Vicar or by the staff and children. Parents are invited to join us on special occasions and for class worship. You have a right to withdraw your child from collective worship and Religious Education. Please contact the Headteacher for guidance. However as a Church School we place great value on our collective worship and would strongly recommend that your child partakes in the assemblies.

Maths

St George's, and Yarrow Teaching School Alliance are lead players in Maths Hub 2. A national project aimed at raising standards in maths. Following extensive training, being involved with Government planning, and following a 2 way exchange visit to Shanghaii, we use a nationally commissioned scheme to help us teach maths - maths no problem. More information about the scheme can be found on this website, by clicking here. 

English

We are proud to teach phonics using the letters and sound document, commissioned by the Government in 2007, which remains unsurpassed as a resource in how to teach phonics. Use the links below for more information on letters and sounds. 

Letters and Sounds document for teachers. 

Letters and Sounds for parents to use at home

There is also more information on this website about how to teach your child early reading, and phonics. 

English is central to all learning, and indeed to life. Children need to develop the capacity to use the English language in all it's forms. For more details on supporting you child at home in English (reading and writing) click here.

Reading schemes in use at school

Our main school reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree, supplemented with Project X and other books to provide range and balance.

For Phonics we use Phonics Bug (which also has digital versions for your child to access at home), supplemented by Floppy’s Phonics, Dandelion Readers and others.

Computing

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Music – A Specialism of the School

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. The high-quality music education offered at St George’s engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. It increases their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Pupils at the school, in addition to their class music will have the opportunity to learn any instrument through the Lancashire Music Service. In Year 5 the music teaching is based around learning African Drumming!

PE - A Specialism of the School

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Working with the Chorley School Sport Partnership, we provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

History

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. History at St George’s inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History at St George’s helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Geography

A high-quality geography education inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Art

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Design Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

Modern Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language (French)  is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.

As you know, the assessments changed in 2016.   The link here explains the assessment for year 6 pupils.

Information can be found here about what OFSTED and the government say about assessment arrangements from 2015

Below are the Curriculum Maps for each class, for the Year 2017-18.