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Foundation Subjects


At St Augustine’s we understand that art and craft embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.

Therefore, we provide A high-quality art and design education that engages, inspires, and challenges pupils. Therefore, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft, and design.  

As pupils progress steadily through our school, they can think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.

They also have a clear understanding of how art reflects and shapes our history, and contributes to culture and creativity. 

We ensure the pupils develop a rich and deep subject knowledge through a variety of interesting contexts as a way of demonstrating their creativity. We also love to welcome parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences such as Christmas decoration morning.  


Design and Technology

In DT we focus on three main areas which are design, make and evaluate.


Whilst designing, children need to understand the context they are working in, think about who their products will be for and decide what tasks they will perform. Our children are given the opportunities to generate, develop, model and communicate ideas in a variety of ways, including spoken language, drawings and templates. 


When making, our children use a range of tools and equipment. They also have opportunities to choose the materials and components they will use, thinking about their working characteristics. They follow procedures for safety and hygiene and develop a repertoire of practical skills and techniques, working with increasing accuracy as they develop through the school.


Pupils will increasingly form sophisticated judgements about their own ideas and products against design criteria. They consider the views of others in order to improve their work and investigate and evaluate existing products using a variety of questioning techniques. 


We seek to create a life-long love of the subject, through teaching our children about diverse places, people and resources.

Through the study of natural and human environments, as well as physical and human processes, our desire is to provide our children with a sense of awe and wonder about the world they live in.

Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. As an investigative subject, Geography develop understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We intend to promote interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and environments.

The curriculum aims to inspire children’s love for geography, preparing them with a curiosity and fascination about the world that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


It is important for children to develop a sense of identity through learning about the past and we want them to know how history has shaped their own lives.

Children begin by learning about what a historian does, looking at basic sources and simplified perspectives to develop an appreciation and understanding of what it means to be a historian.  As their knowledge grows, children will be able to ask perceptive questions, analyse more complex sources and begin to use their knowledge to develop perspective.  Concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence and similarity, difference and significance, are explored in every unit.

All of our topics are studied to provide an understanding of the history of the wider world and our place within it.  The curriculum aims to ignite children’s love for history, preparing them with essential knowledge for Key Stage 3 and beyond.

Modern Foreign Languages

At St Augustine's School, 14% of our children speak English as an additional language and we celebrate our school's diversity.

Some of the home languages spoken include: Spanish, Polish, Ukranian, Chinese and German. In Key Stage Two our children are taught French as their modern foreign language. 

Our French lessons are delivered using the scheme Language Angels. All materials produced by Language Angels have been written based upon the KS2 MFL National Curriculum and follow a ‘step-by-step approach’. The three ‘pillars’ of language learning (phonics, grammar and vocabulary) are all weaved into our planning and, as pupils progress through the units and teaching types, previous language is recycled, revisited and consolidated.

At St Augustine's any new language is introduced gradually and becomes more complex and sophisticated as pupils move through Key Stage Two.

Each French lesson includes a range of activities and opportunities for our pupils to practise the foreign language in all four skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing. These skills are supported and developed using a variety of different interactive and desk-based activities.

KS2 long term plan for French