Curriculum

The Georgian Gardens Curriculum

 

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.

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.

 

Phonics

We teach phonics through 'Song of Sounds' and ensure that children have reading books in line with the phonics phases taught.

 

 

 

Georgian Gardens Curriculum Overview 2021 - 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 Knock, Knock! Roll Up, Roll UP!
Year 2 Ocean Adventures  Dragon Quest All About Nature
Year 3  Tour of Britain  Romans Rock Field to Fork
Year 4 It's a Kind of Magic  It's a Kind of Magic  Settlements - Iron Age to Stone Age
Year 5 Is there life on Mars? It Is All Greek To Me Under the Canopy
Year 6  Digging Up The Past Life on Earth All About Aztecs
 
The updated 'Education for Safeguarding' overview can be found below. This includes detail of the coverage of 'Relationships and Sex Education'.
Year Group Overviews
The Georgian Gardens C P School curriculum follows The National Curriculum. The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages. Below you will find the termly overviews for the learning to be covered.
Spring Term 2022
Autumn Term 2021
Subject Progression of Knowledge and Skills Documents
At Georgian Gardens we value the progression of skills across all subject areas from the moment they arrive in school until the moment they leave. Each subject leader has produced a document that outlines this progression. Teachers use the document to plan very carefully to ensure that no stage is missed. Teachers now add assessment notes onto their paper copy which can then be used to inform planning and aid transition through the school.