Old Palace Curriculum
At Old Palace, our curriculum is designed to nurture healthy, reflective individuals, who possess the knowledge, skills, values and confidence to challenge themselves and to inspire others to be the best they can possibly be.
We provide an environment where pupils develop the essential skills for learning and feel secure to embrace challenge, by providing a range of first-hand experiences and carefully connected learning opportunities, which deepen their understanding, generates an appreciation of the arts and engage pupils of all abilities. Make it Real projects give a purpose to learning and often allow pupils to make a positive contribution beyond the classroom; simultaneously developing their talents, creativity, resilience and problem-solving skills. We develop the children’s ability to work collaboratively and to maintain relationships, seeking to help them understand the benefits of individuality, diversity and the importance of British values. Our focus on current affairs, supports global citizenship and helps pupils to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to process information and to stay safe in our digital age.
Phonics is taught using the THEP Systematic Synthetic Programme. We do not follow a reading scheme as we wish to expose our pupils to a rich breadth of literature. We have carefully selected titles from a range of schemes such as Rigby Star, Tree Tops and Big Cat. These are supplemented with longer novels in Key Stage 2.
The school follows the Tower Hamlets’ Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
PE and swimming lessons are part of the national curriculum. All pupils are expected to participate in these lessons, unless a doctor’s note is provided giving medical exemption.
Please click on the links below to find out more about what the will be taught in each year group.
If you have any queries or would like more information on our school curriculum, please come and speak to a member of staff in the School Office who will be able to arrange an appointment for you.