Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) includes both our Pre-School and Reception Classes. Our Pre-School will ignite their imagination and build their confidence. The Children will build friendships and develop a joy of learning preparing them for their life at school.

The Early Years classrooms have been specially set out to create a stimulating, warm and nurturing environment which incorporates all areas of the EYFS curriculum. Children develop into confident and interested students, who show a genuine love of learning.

An open, friendly atmosphere and a close partnership with parents ensure children begin their educational experience feeling nurtured and supported through encouragement, reward and celebration.

The EYFS curriculum is tailored to cater for each individual child’s needs; ensuring that children are making continuous progress. It incorporates early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as play-based inquiry and problem solving. Establishing good learning behaviours and social skills is essential.

We offer the 15 and 30 hour funded place to all eligible 3-4 year olds. These are met within the day and the school day runs from 8.30am to 3.20pm. Before and After school provision is available to our preschool pupils. Please contact the school for further details.

KS1 Curriculum

Key Stage 1 operates as a transition stage between Early Years and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) when the children are beginning to develop greater independence in their learning.

We follow the National Curriculum throughout the school with a strong focus on a thematic approach to learning, designed to be diverse, engaging and child centred. We change themes regularly and include projects in our learning calendar to keep your child highly engaged and active in the learning process.

We concentrate on building very strong foundations in the core literacy and numeracy skills, meanwhile engaging and exciting children in the whole process of learning.

It is at this point we introduce subjects such as History, Geography, Computing, Science, RS (Religious Studies) into the curriculum and balanced with Art, Music, Performing Arts, Computing, Swimming, PE and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) we hope to develop both children’s inquisitive and creative side.

Pupils flourish in the rigour of academic studies, but also thrive in the diversity of our enriched curriculum.

KS2 Curriculum

By the time children reach Key Stage 2 the ethos and values of the school are very well-established and provide the foundation for children to become confident contributors to the senior schools they go onto, as well as outstanding role models within the school and beyond.

At St George’s, we are ambitious on behalf of every one of our pupils as unique individuals, and we aim to support their development into well-rounded learners who are fully equipped with the flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness to embrace whatever lies ahead in the rapidly changing world. We have designed our curriculum to capture the fun, inquisitiveness and creativity that we believe should lie at the very core of teaching and learning.

During Years 3 to 6, we offer a broad and rich learning experience that is delivered through a dynamic, thematic curriculum with an international flavour. English and Maths form a daily core component. Science, Humanities, Art and Design Technology come to life as the children explore, discover and create through carefully planned units of work.

Underpinning every aspect of our curriculum is a focus on developing the skills necessary for learning: resilience, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, organisation and independence. We aim to ignite children’s imaginations while simultaneously equipping them with the skills and knowledge they will need for wherever.