Our Paragon curriculum is something that is unique to Aurora Academy Schools. It is a humanities based curriculum that takes children on a journey through time from ancient history up to the modern day. There are eight units a year that build upon each other to give children a strong understanding of how ideas and discoveries throughout history have been formed. There is a strong moral and ethical focus within Paragon and it teaches children to be inquisitive, open minded and aware of the impact of great cultures throughout history. Paragon lessons are hands-on, engaging and a lot of fun. They bring subjects together so that learning time is maximised and all children can show off their strengths.
We hold a ‘Paragon Event’ at the end of each unit when parents, carers, friends and wider family are invited in to school to see what the children have been learning about. This may be in the form of a show put on by the children or a more practical session where visitors get really involved in what the children have been doing. In the past we have held a clay model making workshop, recreated a native American village on our field and held our annual Paragon Spectacular at the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne where children from key stage two got to show off their favourite Paragon moments of the year.