The Curriculum at St Simon and St Jude
All children in every year group are entitled to be taught a broad, balanced and interesting curriculum that is matched to their needs, taking into account their previous learning and attainment. At St Simon and St Jude C of E Primary School we believe the best way to achieve this is to teach the children through a themed curriculum. Each class has their own themes that are planned across the year to ensure coverage of the Primary National School Curriculum.
From EYFS upwards, the school links with Cornerstones thematic approach to teaching History, Geography, Science, Art and DT. The table below shows the curriculum overview for each year group.
Each class has an overview and theme plan on their individual pages should you wish to find out any further information.
We use the National Curriculum as our guide to the content of the curriculum. We teach all National Curriculum statutory subjects – English (including phonics), Maths, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, PE and Music, Modern Foreign Languages (French) + Religious Education. In addition we teach Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) throughout the school. We match the foundation subjects to our themes, some subjects are taught discreetly. Religious Education is taught in weekly blocks throughout the year so the children can develop a deeper understanding of faith and spirituality.
We strive for excellence at all times, aiming to inspire and motivate all children through the way in which we teach.
If you would like any further information about the curriculum at St Simon and St Jude please do not hesitate to contact the school office