Curriculum

We offer a rich and diverse curriculum at Gaddesby Primary School. Our curriculum is designed to meet and ensure our children meet our school aims. Our curriculum is fully embedded and is taught through a range of enjoyable topics taking place across all year groups.

We ensure all of the children have a rich and broad curriculum, which is centred on developing and acquiring new knowledge and skills through a variety of subjects, such as; Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, PE, RE and PSHE.

The name of the phonics scheme that we use in EYFS and Year 1 is Letters and Sounds – however this is adapted to meet the needs of our pupils. All classes have five lessons of Maths and English each week, as well as reading lessons on daily basis. Our afternoons are organised into topic areas which are taught through a skills approach, we teach 4 larger topics throughout the school year.

The curriculum is enhanced further through residential trips in Years 2, 4 and 6. These trips give the children valuable learning experiences that can’t be replicated on site at school. In addition to residential trips, we offer an extensive range of day visits to places of interest throughout each year. These trips may include places such as; The National Space Centre, Cadbury’s World, Warwick Castle and New Walk Museum just to mention a few.

Please find our Multi Academy Trusts curriculum statement here. 

Please find Gaddesby Primary Schools curriculum statement here. 

Each of our subjects has a coherently structured curriculum that runs from EYFS all the way to Year 6. It is taught on a two year rolling programme. Please see below the curriculum for each subject. Our English and Maths are taught using the national curriculum.

History

Geography

Science

Art and Design

Design Technology

RE

PE

Computing

Languages

Music

PSHE

These subjects are then planed for by teachers using long term plans to ensure full coverage of the curriculum across our topics.

EYFS Long Term Plan

Year 1/2 Long Term Plan

Year 3/4 Long Term Plan

Year 5/6 Long Term Plan

Following on from this, teachers focus more on the delivery of the curriculum through their medium term planning and knowledge organisers for each topic area.

Autumn 1 Topics 2021 – Medium Term planning

EYFS – All about Me; Year 1 and 2 – Outer Space; Year 3 and 4 – Stones and Bones; Year 5 and 6 – Mexico.

Autumn 1 Topics 2021 – Knowledge Organisers

EYFS – All About me; Year 1 and 2 – Outer Space; Year 3 and 4 – Stones and Bones; Year 5 and 6 – Mexico.

For more information about our schools curriculum please contact Mr Leigh Fox (Headteacher)