Our Curriculum is designed to support our School’s Aims, Ethos and Values. It is built with the intention of supporting our pedagogy and enabling pupils to secure long-term learning and the ability to apply their knowledge in a variety of contexts.
We teach each curriculum subject from the National Curriculum and broaden this with extra subjects linked to pupil wellbeing and attainment.
Each subject has its own essential principles that are revisited throughout the child's learning journey at Gorefield Primary School.
Subject: Essential Principles
Maths: know and use numbers, add and subtract, multiply and divide, fractions, shape, position, direction and movement, measure, statistic, algebra.
English Reading: read accurately, understand texts.
English Writing: present neatly, spell correctly, punctuate accurately, write with a purpose, use imaginative description, organise writing appropriately, use paragraphs, use sentences appropriately, analyse writing, present writing.
Communication: listen carefully, develop vocabulary, speak with clarity, tell story with structure, hold conversations and debate.
Science: working scientifically, biology, chemistry, physics.
History: investigate and interpret the past, overview of world history, understand chronology, communicate historically.
Geography: investigate places, investigate patterns and communicate geographically.
Music: perform, compose, transcribe, describe.
Art: develop ideas, master techniques, take inspiration.
PE: Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle (this is in a range of sports/ activities).
French: read fluently, write imaginatively, speak confidently, and understand the culture.
Computing: code, collect, communicate, connect.
DT: master practical skills, design, make, evaluate, improve, and take inspiration from designs throughout history.
RE: learning about religion, learning through religion.
PSHCE: citizenship, me and my relationships, healthy and safer lifestyles, economic wellbeing.
Personal development: try new things, work hard, push oneself, imagine, improve, understand others, not give up.
The organisation of these across a two year programme and the knowledge to be taught can be found on our long term plan below.