A subject-specific curriculum
From September 2021, the St Michael's Curriculum moved away from a topic-based curriculum to a subject-specific curriculum. Each week, children from Year 1 will have lessons in the foundation subjects of geography or history*, art or DT*, science, RE (Religious Education, music, PE (Physical Education), PSHE (Personal Social, Health and Economic education), computing and also French in KS2. There are also daily lessons for English, reading and maths.
* In a given half term, children will be taught either geography or history, and either art of DT.
Units of work
The foundation curriculum is broken into units, which usually cover half a term, although some may run for the whole term. These have either been carefully designed by our subject leaders or follow a set scheme. Our current schemes are:
- Language Angels for French
- Get Set for PE for PE
- Music Express for music
Lessons are often adapted from the set scheme to suit the needs of our pupils.