How and what children learn

Our curriculum is planned with the learning powers underpinning our teaching and learning. We aim for all of our children to experience and display all of the learning powers. Our Foundations of Learning runs alongside this. Our teaching reflects the needs of the individual learner and will give all pupils the opportunities to shine.

We aim to promote high expectations through providing children with a curriculum translated into clear learning goals that extend and develop their skills and understanding. Thinking skills are an important part of the curriculum and are integral to effective learning.

The school’s curriculum is organised to provide children with a broad and balanced education. We actively promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

The core subjects and foundation subjects are taught alongside Religious Education and the school’s P.S.H.E. (Personal Social Health Education) programme. We teach French in all year groups and the curriculum also includes Citizenship and Drama.

All subjects are planned carefully by subject leaders to ensure both continuity and progression. These units are taught using a range of techniques to enable each individual to learn at an appropriate pace. Children are regularly assessed in order to inform teachers as to the next stage in their learning and the steps needed to enable them to achieve. The children are actively encouraged to think about their own learning needs and to personalise their own targets towards this.

An exciting addition to our curriculum is our gSTEM learning. gSTEM – Gomer Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics provision is made each Wednesday morning. The whole school has the same theme with a clear skills progression.  It is our aim to encourage our learners to apply other curriculum learning in hands-on / experiential ways to further engage the children with applied learning. They adopt ‘engineering habits of mind.’ We are aware that we need to encourage more children into engineering pursuits and are confident that providing gSTEM as a regular part of our curriculum will achieve just that. Exciting times ahead with this new curriculum development.

Please access our School Prospectus for more information about individual subjects.

Curriculum by Year

Year 3 Curriculum
Year 4 Curriculum
Year 5 Curriculum
Year 6 Curriculum

Curriculum Maps – 2017 updates to be added

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Y3 Curriculum Map

Y4 Curriculum Map

Y5 Curriculum Map

Y6 Curriculum Map

Jigsaws of Whole School Learning

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Offsite Visits

Our topics often involve visits and in Year 5 there is a residential visit, often to Stubbington Study Centre. Visits play a vital part in your child’s work at school.