The curriculum we follow
May we present the updated Discovery Primary School curriculum for September 2016. It was updated by Edison based on the Government's Curriculum 2014 Programmes of Study. The Edison curriculum consists of Core Learning Skills and Integrated Units. In other words, we teach your child history, geography, art, music and D&T through a number of themed topics e.g. chocolate! If you wish to look at the new National Curriculum, please click HERE.
We also teach maths, literacy, guided reading, handwriting and spelling. They too have been updated to reflect the changes to the National Curriculum. We hope our updated new curriculum will give your child a fun, challenging and perhaps more joined-up education. Where possible, lessons will draw from multiple curriculum areas. However, it will take a bit of time for all the connections to be made and for all of the subjects to fit together, so the curriculum you see is one that will evolve over time.
In time, all the curriculum policies will be added to our website.
Find out more about our curriculum
To find out more about the curriculum we follow at Discovery, please speak to Miss Muir or Mrs Martin. You can download and read all our policies relating to curriculum and learning.
Current Learning Units - Summer 2 2017
Previous Learning Units - Summer 1 2017
Previous Learning Units - Spring 2 2017
Previous learning units - Spring 1 2017
Previous learning units - Autumn 2 2016
Previous learning units - Autumn 1 2016
Core Learning Skills
This half term our Core Learning Skills Unit is:
Teaching Core Learning Skills gives our children skills for learning and skills for life. Our integrated units allow us to deliver the curriculum in a meaningful, exciting and motivational way.
We have ensured that we teach all elements of the National Curriculum but in a more purposeful and fun way. Regular feedback from our children shows that they enjoy this approach.
Do you have a child in primary school in year 2 or year 6? If so, they will be taking the national curriculum tests (SATs). The tests will provide information about how your child is progressing, compared to children the same age nationally. They are not qualifications and don’t affect your child’s future options in school.
The results are used to ensure that schools are teaching their pupils the essential knowledge and skills in the subjects that are the early building blocks. This is to ensure every child reaches their full potential.
There are changes to the tests this year at both key stages. This is because the tests are based on the new national curriculum, which your child has been taught since September 2014.
How to find out more
Find out more about the Edison Learning Primary Curriculum by watching this YouTube video, or visiting edisonlearning.net/