Details of the school’s curriculum, content and approach, by academic year and by subject (including details of GCSE options and other qualifications offered at Key Stage 4 (for secondary schools) and approach to phonic and reading schemes (for primary schools).
The school’s curriculum provides well-organised, imaginative and effective opportunities for learning and a broad range of experiences which contribute well to the pupils’ development and well-being. The curriculum is adjusted effectively to meet the needs of the range of pupils taught in the school. The school follows the curriculum as set out in the National Curriculum orders, for children of the age range 5 to 11 years and this is differentiated for individual needs. You can view our Curriculum Topic Overviews on our website.
This curriculum is taught through a combination of a subject-based and a thematic approach. Our Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
The new National Curriculum was implemented for 1st September 2014.
Reading & Phonics
Reading is developed using a combination of strategies The Read Write Inc a synthetic phonics programme, is used and this incorporates reading, writing and spelling.
You can find further information on Reading & Phonics on our website.
The Department for Education state that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. You can find out more about our approach to British values on our website.
The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:
- describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity, which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals;
- identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews;
- appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.
Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:
- explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities;
- express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues;
- appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion or a worldview.
Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can
- find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively;
- enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all;
- articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.
- Reception (EYFS) Long Term Planning
- Year 1 & Year 2 Curriculum Map (Year 1 of 2)
- Year 1 & Year 2 Curriculum Map (Year 2 of 2)
- Year 3 & Year 4 Curriculum Map (Year 1 of 2)
- Year 3 & Year 4 Curriculum Map (Year 2 of 2)
- Year 5 & Year 6 Curriculum Map (Year 1 of 2)
- Year 5 & Year 6 Curriculum Map (Year 2 of 2)
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Gainford CofE Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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