The Georgian Gardens Curriculum
'...senior leaders have focused on the quality of education provided to pupils. They have ensured that there is a broad and balanced curriculum in place for all' Ofsted, March 2022
Intent and Implementation of our Curriculum
At Georgian Gardens we pride ourselves in knowing every child as an individual and want to ensure that we provide every pupil with a chance to excel whilst they are at our school. Our dynamic approach allows our curriculum to support the needs of our children rather than expecting children to just 'fit' into the existing curriculum. Our school approach is based around three simple statements: Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe. These key messages run throughout all aspects of our pupils' lives in school.
Emotional wellbeing comes first at Georgian Gardens and as one of the only 'Thrive' Schools in West Sussex we are fortunate to have trained staff who are always available to help both our pupils and their families. Education for Safeguarding is a prominent subject which is taught to children in all year groups covering the vital life aspects of relationships, digital and media literacy, physical health and wellbeing and emotional health and wellbeing. This is tailored to the context of our school.
Our range of curriculum opportunities are broad and balanced, we really believe in trying to find the catalyst that inspires each child's passion, to ignite their desire for life long learning. We are passionate about the Arts and promoting opportunities for all pupils to participate. Every term each year group has a day of learning with both a music and dance specialist teacher. We offer a diverse range of extra curricula opportunities to enrich our curriculum offer even further. For example, taking part in a rock band or helping to build a battery operated car. Georgian Gardens also promotes excellence in sports and recognises both the physical and emotional benefits of regular exercise for our pupils.
'Staff across the school have worked together to break the curriculum down into manageable chunks of learning for pupils. If pupils fall behind, they received additional, targeted support to help them catch up' Ofsted, March 2022
As a school we always work closely with our families to strive towards the very best outcomes for our pupils. We are a school at the heart of its community and actively encourage children to take pride in their local community, taking part in activities such as art displays at the local train station and singing in local residential homes. We are ambitious to continually expand our opportunities for learning outside the classroom and utilise local resources such as the beach, our own woodland area and quad garden.
We want every one of our pupils to leave our school in Year 6 being ready to learn even more, with the ability to respect themselves, others and the world around them and the knowledge to keep themselves and others safe.
The grid below shows the topics that the children will be studying each term in the different year groups.
For more information about our curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher or contact our school office.
We teach phonics through 'Song of Sounds' and ensure that children have reading books in line with the phonics phases taught.
'... rich experiences have been carefully threaded through the curriculum right from the beginning of Reception' Ofsted, March 2022
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Year R||Me and My Bear||Down on the Farm||Pirates and the Seaside|
|Year 1||Up, up and Away||Once Upon A Time||Roll Up, Roll UP!|
|Year 2||Ocean Adventures||Dragon Quest||Wild About Nature|
|Year 3||Tour of Britain||Romans Rock||Field to Fork|
|Year 4||It's a Kind of Magic||The Egyptians||Settlements - Iron Age to Stone Age|
|Year 5||To Infinity and Beyond!||What the Greeks did for us||Under the Canopy|
|Year 6||Digging Up The Past||Life on Earth||All About Aztecs|