Curriculum Information

At St James the Great we implement the National Curriculum for England, statutory from September 2014.

The National Curriculum can be downloaded from:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

This curriculum is delivered using the Learning Challenge approach. All subjects are taught using the same ‘prime learning challenge’, expressed as a question, as a starting point. These challenges will have a Geography, History or Science ‘driver’. See the Whole School Topic Cycle for the challenges by year group.

Through the prime learning challenge, a number of subsidiary challenges (questions) are planned.

The emphasis is on developing the children’s essentials reading, writing and mathematical skills through other subjects and providing opportunities to apply these in a range of contexts. Subjects are linked more cohesively, giving meaning and purpose to the children’s learning. See the Key Objectives for Reading, Writing and Maths for the skills by year group.

Religious Education (R.E.), Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education and Languages are taught discretely, as are certain aspects of Music, P.E., Computing and Art.
EYFS Topic Cycle
Computing Overview
R.E Overview
PSHCE Overview KS1 KS2
PSHCE Overview EYFS
Languages Overview
P.E. Overview

We have recently introduced Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc scheme of work for phonics and also the Bug Club reading scheme.  Further information can be found below.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

https://support.activelearnprimary.co.uk/help/support-for-parents.html

For further information, please see the class teacher for year group specific queries or the relevant subject leader (details available under 'About Us - Staff').