Our curriculum is carefully designed, structured and sequenced to develop a sound base of knowledge that will allow pupils to develop and utilise a range of key skills. It promotes excellent outcomes for all pupils, irrespective of differences. The body of knowledge and the skills acquired and developed by pupils can be transferred to many areas and prepares them for life in modern Britain.
Simon Marks Jewish Primary School vision is Torah with a worldly outlook. Through our curriculum, we strive to develop the skills, knowledge and learning attitudes of the pupils so that they can become well—rounded citizens of the world.
Our Jewish values help pupils to develop their social and moral code, as they develop their own unique personality. We believe that all pupils deserve the chance to nurture their talents and achieve their true potential. We encourage pupils to develop an understanding and appreciation of and their role in modern Britain and the world.
We prioritise the teaching of reading, writing and maths to ensure that pupils gain basic skills for learning and life. These skills are used and practised throughout the curriculum. We teach the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, using a range of strategies.
In addition, Simon Marks also provides pupils with a comprehensive range of relevant and exciting opportunities to enrich learning. These include a range of trips and visitors to the school. Our school also has specialist teachers for music, Jewish studies and Ivrit.
Please refer to the curriculum overviews for information about what is taught in each year group.