What does your child learn at school each day?
At AWGS, we are passionate about learning and have designed an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum, building our children’s knowledge and skills, developing their creative thinking and promoting independence. Through rich, meaningful and diverse learning experiences, we aim to capture our children’s thirst for knowledge and develop their lifelong learning competencies.
All subjects of the Primary National Curriculum are taught across the school, with dedicated staff using well-differentiated quality first teaching methods and providing opportunities for meeting the learning and developmental needs of all our pupils. Our curriculum encompasses all that we do at AWGS and also fosters strong links with pupils’ lives outside of school. Learning at AWGS nurtures individuals, developing their characters, social and emotional skills and understanding of the wider world.
Our inclusive curriculum is designed around ‘concepts’ which we explore using cross-curricular enquiry questions. Meaningful and inspiring ‘hooks’ are used to excite children about their learning and we seek to engage pupils in projects with real-life outcomes. Parents will often be invited to exhibitions and other events to celebrate learning at the end of a project!
Examples of Our Concepts include:
A love of learning is our greatest aspiration for all our children. Consequently, ‘learning to learn’ skills are embedded throughout our curriculum. From Year R to Year 6, our children develop the 4Rs: resilience, reflectiveness, responsiveness and resourcefulness.
Phonics & Early Reading
At AWGS, we aim to develop confident readers who have a love of books from the very outset.
We use Dandelion Readers and Collins Big Cat books, to support our phonics and reading programme.
We follow the DfE approved “Power Maths” scheme throughout the school from Year R to Year 6.
If you need more information...
You will find further, in-depth information about the curriculum for each year group in the links below and on the class pages. However, if you require further details, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance.