Our Curriculum

The National curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age. It is organised on the basis of Key Stages.
 
Our school curriculum is underpinned by the values that we hold dear to our school. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves it objective of educating children with the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives.

Key Stage One

In Key Stage One your child will continue to build on the excellent foundations laid in Early Years. Our teachers are committed to providing a happy, healthy and calm atmosphere in which all children are encouraged to develop and reach their full potential.

Key Stage Two

In Key Stage Two we aim to build upon the high standards already achieved. The children will grow in all areas-personal, social and academic. Preparing them to have fulfilling lives as outstanding citizens.

Thematic Based Approach

At St Michael's we run a creative curriculum that is designed to motivate and inspire our children. Each year group run a topic each term that incorporates subjects through carefully planned links. 

We greatly value the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum: across the school, the subjects of  science, history, geography, design and technology and art are taught within a thematic approach. The subjects of music, R.E, P.E and Computing are taught as discrete subjects but are linked to our topic based approach where appropriate . In KS2 the children are taught French as a modern foreign language.


We have chosen to design our curriculum this way as it supports the needs of our children. The termly topic approach enables the children to receive a greater depth of learning as they have time to research, questions and ultimately deepen their knowledge and understanding. The topics ‘hook’ the children in and provide active learning opportunities which our children thrive upon.
If you would like to find out any more information regarding our curriculum, please feel free to contact the Head teacher at g.morgan@stmichaelsprimary.co.uk

Copies of the Curriculum Map for Year 1 to Year 6 can be found by clicking here

RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) 

We use a Relationship and Sex Education programme called Tom and Yasmin. Growing up with Tom and Yasmine is an online resource to help us easily deliver high-quality relationships and sex education (RSE). The Department for Education recognises the need for RSE at all key stages and encourages schools to develop their own lesson content with support from expert sources. Growing Up with Tom and Yasmin was developed with this in mind. It includes 50 flexible, age-appropriate lesson plans and fun, interactive whiteboard activities designed to meet curriculum requirements for children aged 5–11.  

 

An overview of the R.E curriculum for Year 1 to Year 6 can be found by clicking here 

An overview of the P.E curriculum for Year 1 to Year 6 can be found by clicking here

An overview of the RSHE curriculum for Year 1 to Year 6 can be found by clicking here