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Curriculum

Please click on the following links to see what is being taught in each Year group for this term. 

EYFS                      Year 1                   Year 2                     Year 3                       Year 4                        Year 5                         Year 6

At Green Dragon Primary School the curriculum comprises all the activities that are planned, taught and developed within the school to promote learning and personal growth. Through participating in these activities the children develop intellectually, personally, socially, emotionally and physically.

We place great importance on the development of our children as Independent Learners and believe that our creative approach in the classroom contributes very much to the achievement of that goal.

A Focus On Learning – Celebrating Writing in the Whole School through Book Bingo!

Today we held our first Book Bingo – 8 children from Y1 – Y6 were randomly selected to share their writing books with Miss Pinkney. 

Each child has then taken a letter home to share with their families. Congratulations to these children who showed us that they have strengths such as: 

* Adventurous vocabulary;

* Ability to talk about their learning even days and weeks after the lesson;

* Punctuation that shows that the children know how to entertain and inform the reader.

  • Early Years & Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Nursery & Reception

    Early Years Foundation Stage caters for children up to 5 years of age and is divided into Nursery (age 3-4) and Reception (age 4-5) classes.

    In the Foundation Stage, we aim to create a place where children can explore, meet new friends, be safe and adventurous. We value each child as a unique individual and provide a balance of child initiated and adult led activities.

    Research shows that young children learn best through play, with skilled adults to talk to, think with and learn from. We offer a rich and varied curriculum covering the 17 areas of learning which underpins:

    Playing and exploring - engagement

    • Finding out and exploring
    • Playing with what they know
    • Being willing to 'have a go'

    Active learning - motivation

    • Being involved and concentrating
    • Keeping trying
    • Enjoying what they set out to do

    Creating and thinking critically - thinking

    • Having their own ideas
    • Making links
    • Choosing ways to do things
  • International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) & THE INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY CURRICULUM (IPC) - EYFS, KS1 & KS2

    The Primary International Curriculum (IPC)

    The teaching of the Arts Subjects (Art, Music, and Drama), Humanities (History, Geographyand Science are all linked to the IPC. This means that each term, a different Project is chosen and these areas approached via The IPC. Click here to watch a video about the IPC at Green Dragon.

    To find out more about The IPC please click here.

  • Key Stage 2 - Years 3 - 6

    Key Stage 2 includes classes in Year 3 -  Year 6 and caters for children aged 8-11years.​

    English

    In studying English, children develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. This enables them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and helps them to communicate with others effectively. Great emphasis is placed on developing children's spoken language, as this is crucial for learning to read, write, to be numerate and successful in all areas of learning.

    The teaching of grammar allows for the expansion of children’s language and for deepening their understanding. We believe it is better taught using methods that allow fun to be combined with clarity, interest and improved skills. Our grammar teaching is incorporated into Literacy lessons and is mostly taught through understanding the genres.

Other Areas of our Curriculum

Computing

Computer literacy is an essential skill in the modern world. All children at Green Dragon Primary School have the opportunity to work with computers and digital equipment from age three to eleven. They are taught how to use ICT tools safely to find, explore, analyse and present information responsibly and creatively in order to advance their learning across the curriculum.

R.E

Religious Education is taught in all the Keystages. Each year group, starting from Year 2, get to visit a place of worship.

  • Year 2 - Hindu Temple
  • Year 3 - A Church
  • Year 4 - A Mosque
  • Year 5 - Gurdwara
  • Year 6 - Synagouge

P.S.H.E

Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) aims to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident and independent lives, and become informed and responsible citizens. They also learn basic rules for keeping themselves healthy and safe and for behaving well.

Swimming

Children in Year 4 go swimming and need to bring a swimming costume and a towel.

Children can only be excused from swimming if they are ill and the school has been informed in writing.

P.E

All children are required to take part in Games, Gymnastics and Dance to develop physical skills and agility, and to develop an active and healthy lifestyle.

Every child from Reception to Year 6 must have a PE kit, in a draw string bag, on their peg every day.  PE kit must be a plain white t-shirt, plain black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms and a change of footwear (trainers or plimsoles). During the colder seasons the children may wear plain black/grey jogging bottoms. (School kit bags can be bought from the School Office). Long hair must be tied back for all PE lessons.

Every child throughout the school will have P.E twice a week.

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