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.

In English, the following progression documents are used by staff to support planning and ensure progression of skills and knowledge across our school.

Phonics Progression Document

Writing Progression Document

Reading Progression Document

Text Type Progression Document

Spelling Progression Document

In Maths the following progression document is used to support teachers long and medium-term planning of the curriculum.

Maths Progression Documents

In all foundation subjects the documents used follow a similar format and are used to inform long and medium-term planning.

History

Geography

Science

Art and Design

Design Technology

RE

PE

Computing

Languages

Music

PSHE

These subjects are then planned 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 2022 – Medium Term planning

EYFS – All about Me

Year 1 and 2 – Castles

Year 3 and 4 – Romans on the Rampage

Year 5 and 6 – Our Changing World

 

Autumn 1 Topics 2022 – Knowledge Organisers

EYFS – All About me

Year 1 and 2 – Castles

Year 3 and 4 – Romans on the Rampage

Year 5 and 6 – Our Changing World

Autumn 2 Topics 2022 – Medium Term Planning

EYFS – Let’s Celebrate

Year 1 and 2 – Journeys

Year 3 and 4 – Down Under

Year 5 and 6 – World War I

Autumn 2 Topics 2022 – Knowledge Organisers

EYFS – Let’s Celebrate

Year 1 and 2 – Journeys

Year 3 and 4 – Down Under

Year 5 and 6 – World War I

Spring Topics 2023 – Medium Term Planning

EYFS – People Who Help Us

Year 1 and 2 – The Great Fire of London

Year 3 and 4 – Land of the Sun

Year 5 and 6 – Stargazers

Spring Topics 2023 – Knowledge Organisers

EYFS – People Who Help Us

Year 1 and 2 – Great Fire of London

Year 3 and 4 – Land of the Sun

Year 5 and 6 – Stargazers

 

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