St Margaret’s C of E Primary School provides a broad, balanced curriculum which meets National Curriculum requirements and is differentiated to meet the needs and abilities of the children.
We plan our teaching and learning thoroughly to enable each child to reach for the highest level of personal achievement. A variety of teaching methods are used, including, whole class teaching, group work and individual teaching. Your child will spend the main part of their time at school on the core curriculum. The remainder of their time will be spent on studying the foundation subjects.
Core Curriculum Subjects: English, Maths, Science and Computing.
Foundation Subjects: Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music and P.E. (and foreign languages in KS2).
Much of the curriculum is taught through carefully planned topics, which may focus on specific subjects. Children in Reception class work towards Early Learning Goals in six areas of experience which lead towards the National Curriculum. In the Early Years, children also learn through structured practical / play activities.
Religious Education is also studied and the school follows LEA guidelines in delivering this.
Sex education is taught in some classes and, at present, involves children participating in a short series of discussions towards the end of Years 5 and 6. The school has a strong Personal, Social, Health and Moral Education policy which covers many issues including health, hygiene, growth, drugs, making responsible choices and bullying. Regular class circle time activities and talks by the school nurse support this area of the curriculum.
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