At St. Michael’s CE Infant School we recognise that our children need a variety of rich and relevant experiences to bring the curriculum to life. As well as valuing teaching and learning of basic skills we make non-core subjects as exciting and creative as possible. For example in Year R, children make porridge when they learn the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and they go pond dipping when learning about minibeasts. In Year 1 when children are learning about the Oceans and animals’ bodies they examine fresh fish with all their senses. As part of learning about Harvest they make bread. In Year 2 having learnt about the Great Fire of London, teachers set fire to houses the children had made at home, simulating the Great Fire and as part of learning about Rainforests children visit the glass house at Wisley. When learning about Mary Anning they became ‘Dinosaur Detectives’, dressing up as explorers and going on a dinosaur hunt.
In children's Reception Year (YR) they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and in Years 1 and 2 the National Curriculum. Details of which areas of development and subjects are included can be found on the ‘Reception Year’ and ‘Year 1 and 2’ tabs, and details of how we teach Literacy and Mathematics specifically can be found by clicking on those tabs.
To find out further details about exactly what children are learning each term, please look at the 'Topic Overview' pages under the section on 'Children'.