The Curriculum at The Aldgate School
We are proud of the curriculum at The Aldgate School. Children attain the highest standards academically but they also excel in music, the arts and sport. Take a look at our statement of curriculum intent or have a delve into this page and find information about the curriculum in your child's class. If you have any questions about our curriculum, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Teachers adjust the curriculum according to pupils’ interests and current events, so no topic is ever taught in the same way more than once. This focus on pupils’ interest helps pupils to concentrate for longer, work harder, think more clearly and put forward their own thoughts about what they are learning. Ofsted, 2013
Assembly and Worship
Art and D&T are an important part of our curriculum. We took part in the London 2021 version of Inside Out and many of our school community had their images posted on Tower Bridge.
Beyond the Classroom
|Year 6 at the Hampshire Cass Mountain Centre||Year 4 at Kench Hill in Kent|
We regularly welcome visitors to perform for, share or work with our children. Children have enjoyed performances on the organ as well as other instruments such as bassoon, clarinet and trumpet.
|Year 5 visiting a countryside school in Nottinghamshire||A pupil having a go on an organ.|
Our Gardening Clubs offer all sorts of interesting opportunities for our children.
Assessment: Children also take statutory assessments at the end of Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6. Find out more here.
Learning this year
Curriculum: Subject Overviews
In the EYFS, we have guidance from the GLOW Maths Hub which we use as a basis for our delivery. In Key Stage 1 we follow Inspire Maths - a Singapore maths style programme. In Key Stage 2 we follow Southwark's guidance on the mathematical curriculum.
Relationship and Sex Education
Phonics and Reading
In Key Stage 2 all of our children use Accelerated Reader (AR). This complements our reciprocal reading programme and weekly use of the library. Children who have not grasped phonics and could benefit from additional support may participate in phonographics or other bespoke support.
|Capability Statements Computing Overview.pdf||Download|
|Curriculum Overview English Website Version.pdf||Download|
|Curriculum Overview PSHE.pdf||Download|
|Religious Education Long Term Framework.pdf||Download|
|Science Annual Overview.pdf||Download|
Children begin to learn French in Year one and continue having weekly lessons with our specialist French teacher until the end of Year 6. See below for an overview of what children learn.