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Safeguarding Notice

St Edwards Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects the whole school community to share this commitment. For more information please click here to read our Safeguarding Policy.

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National Curriculum

Children in Years 1 to 6 follow the national curriculum. The revised curriculum has been taught in schools since September 2014 and, as a result, not all year groups have been taught the new curriculum for the entirety of their primary schooling.

Rising Stars (a publisher of educational materials) have produced a handy guide to the national curriculum for families. This can be downloaded below. We acknowledge all content as theirs.

 Parents guides to the national curriculum by Rising Stars                                                                                                            

Year 1

 Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

If you have any questions or need any further guidance or support please contact your child's class teacher or the Headteacher.

For a full copy of the National Curriculum, please click here

The School Curriculum

Each school is free to decide how it will organise its curriculum in order to achieve the best outcomes for its pupils. At St Edward's each year group follows a different topic every term around which the wider curriculum is taught. Some subjects lend themselves better than others to this approach, for example, English, mathematics and science are often taught separately (although English and mathematics skills are often applied within other subjects).

On a typical day children will be taught a full session of English and mathematics (usually in the morning). They will then spend the remainder of the day learning about other subjects which may be linked to their topic.

Each term (three times a year) teachers publish an overview detailing the specific learning which will take place in each subject that term. Copies of these overviews are available on the year group pages of this site.

A Cross-Curricular Approach

Wherever possible, teachers plan in a way that exploits meaningful links between subjects. For example, if a class were learning to write letters in English and were also learning about life as an evacuee in history then the teacher might plan for children to write letters, from an evacuee's point of view, to their families. The same class may also study art work depicting the blitz and use this as a platform for their own work. Making such links enables children to apply the skills they are learning in a meaningful context and also provides depth to the curriculum.

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