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St Mary Magdalene Greenwich PeninsulaPrimary Phase

  • 1 Hendon Street, London, SE10 0NF
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WITHIN THE PRIMARY PHASE WE HAVE ADOPTED A CREATIVE THEMATIC APPROACH TO DELIVERING TEACHING AND LEARNING WHICH INCORPORATES THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy/PSHE
  • Computing 
  • Art 
  • Design and Technology
  • Music

Through using a thematic approach and a core text we teach skills and knowledge across these subjects. There is a focus on both developing key skills whilst also producing final outcomes that pupils can be proud of. 

There is a clear structure to planning within the primary phase which ensures there is full coverage of the National Curriculum

CURRICULUM MAP

The Curriculum Map provides an overview of the Themes and core texts that are to be covered each half term. Most themes are driven by either a history or geography focus. The themes have been placed in certain year groups or at specifc times of year to support progression of skills and subject knowledge. Some themes have been placed specifically to enable teachers to use the local environment or resources within our locality.

CURRICULUM MAP
THEME OVERVIEW 

Each half term an overview of the theme a year group is covering should be created using the Federation Template. The theme overview outlines what the children will be creating or producing in each area of the curriculum. This overview is shared on our website as well as with the children at the beginning of each half term.

We endeavour to instil a ‘love for learning’ in all our children. The schools are situated in close proximity to the world heritage site in Greenwich and has good transport links to central London, we use these resources as part of the curriculum. Parents are informed of the learning taking place each term in a class newsletter.

In September 2014 the Government introduced a new national curriculum for all maintained schools. More details about the new curriculum can be found here.

Visit the individual class pages ot find out what curriculum topics are being taught this half term.

TO FIND OUT HOW OUR CORE SUBJECTS OF MATHS, ENGLISH, RE AND SCIENCE ARE TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOL PLEASE CLICK ON THE RELEVANT PAGE LINK.
  • English

  • Maths

  • RE

  • Science

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

There are two PE slots allocated to classes each week.

KS1: Pupils should be taught fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and cooperative activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

KS2: Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
 
In Key Stage 2 children attend swimming lessons at the Wavelengths lesiure centre as part of the requirements of the Physical Education Curriculum.

 

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES (MFL)

At the start of each academic yesr children in Key Stage 2 are able to choose to learn either French or Spanish. They have one lesson of MFL each week and these lessons are currently taught by Señora Charlton and Madame Allotey who are members of our secondary team. 

LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Residential Educational Visits in Years 4 and 6 offer the children an opportunity to experience outdoor learning within a different environment. 

Children have the opportunity to participate in various clubs organised by staff members of the school.  These usually take place after school.

If you would like more infomation on the curriculum we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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