The Learning Journey
Part of our mission is to enable all children to achieve according to their individual abilities. We want them to have an educational experience that takes them on a journey of discovery and encourages them to continue learning, long after the lesson has been delivered.
At St Alfege with St Peter's we follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study which we have mapped out to ensure there is full coverage. Through our curriculum we aim to ensure that each year, our children build on the skills and knowledge they have learnt so that by the time they leave us they have a developed a sound understanding of a range of subject areas.
Lessons are planned with St Alfege children in mind. Teachers take into consideration the cultural diversity of the children in their class and ensure the learning planned reflects this. Educational visits and visitors to school enhance children's learning and provide children with opportunities to develop and enrich their cultural capital.
We are very fortunate to be located in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and we make the most of being surrounded by historic buildings with regular visits to the Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park and trips along the Thames.
At St Alfege with St Peter's RE is a core subject. Please visit the RE page for more information.
Science is everywhere; our pupils encounter it all day everyday from nature to electricity. We want our pupils to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse scientific data and theories.
Through a progressive, skill and knowledge based curriculum we aim to:
- build and strengthen scientific skills within each pupil.
- give each pupil a strong scientific knowledge across a range of topics.
- strengthen the curiosity of our pupils and give them the strategies they need to discover the answers to their questions.
Through the range scientific topics each pupil will strengthen their understanding of the world, preparing them for secondary school and beyond.
Click on the link below to see how science skills are developed throughout the school
Personal, Social, Health Economic (PSHE)
PSHE lessons help children to learn aspects such as how to develop good relationships with others, how to look after themselves and how to stay healthy. We ensure children understand the importance of being honest about how they are feeling and know who to talk to if they need help. This learning is developed through visitors such as the NSPCC and financial education workshops.
We use the Jigsaw scheme of work to support learning in this subject.
Relationship and Health Education (RHE)
We understand how important technology is in everyday life and children develop this understanding from very early on. In the Early Years children get to know that technology is all around them as they develop their knowledge and understanding of the world. As they move through the school, learning is developed so that children understand the intricacies of control modelings, develop their word processing and multi-media skills and learn how to safely interact with others whilst using a range of online applications.
We use the Switched on Computing scheme of work to support learning in this subject.
History, Geography, Art and Design and Design and Technology
These subjects are taught by way of a topic each term. Please visit the Project Week page for more information.
Modern Foreign Language - Spanish
Our aim, which is at the heart of the programme of study for KS2, is to develop an enthusiastic and positive attitude to other languages and language learning. We hope to encourage a life-long learning of languages among our pupils in order to enhance their understanding of the world and their future economic well-being.
As well as giving them the opportunity to learn a second language, an increasingly important skill in our globalised society, it also helps to promote and develop a broader intercultural understanding.
We use the iLanguages scheme of work to support learning in this subject.
Physical Education (including dance)
PE at St Alfege School incorporates and promotes a wide range of health and fitness skills. In KS1, we focus on ensuring that children learn and have the ability to develop their ‘fundamentals’ skills; this includes balance, agility, coordination and the introduction of competitive games. In KS2, children develop and build on the skills from the previous stage. Competitive games and leadership skills are enhanced, which ensures that the children at St Alfege have the necessary skills to take part in a range of sporting activities.
To ensure that the children at St Alfege are exposed to a range of sports, we teach games from different categories. Children at our school take part in football, rugby, tennis, cricket, hockey and basketball. They also learn a range of games that involve minimal equipment; this is to ensure that teamwork, attacking, defending and leadership skills are continually developed.
At St Alfege School children will develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of dance styles. Children will work independently and collaboratively to choreograph short routines and sequences to perform.
We use the Get Set for PE scheme of work to support learning in this area.
Our music curriculum builds experience and develops understanding of the dimensions (elements) of music. Children focus and build on performance and composition through practical music-making activities. A wide variety of notations, including picture, graphic, rhythm and staff notation are integrated in the lessons and are used progressively to promote understanding and use of the representation of sound in symbols by all children.
We use the Musical Express scheme of work to support learning in this area.
Information regarding our core subjects and our EYFS curriculum can found on the specific subject pages.