Hillcrest Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4NL
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Our Reception class follow the EYFS Curriculum. They begin each term learning about the same topic as KS1 but then branch off following children's interests. They do however join back in for special events, trips and dress-up days.
In Key Stages 1 and 2, we follow the 2014 National Curriculum for all subjects as well as the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE and our own enhanced PSHE/SMSC curriculum (driven by Gloucestershire's 'PinK Curriculum'). Through our skills based curriculum, the learning in each subject is grouped into topics - each class studies six topics a year, each one being taught through a core text.
To ensure every aspect of each subject is fully covered we plan our topics in advance. We also keep a record of teaching as it occurs so that any changes due to following the children's interests or current affairs are kept track of and future planning adapted accordingly.
For each of the Foundation Subjects we have developed our own list of Key Skills, split into learning objectives for each year group. This ensures a progression of skills following a spiral curriculum where children practise and apply each skill.
We know children learn best when they're engaged and enjoying their learning so we like to keep our topics a secret from the children. They arrive on the first day excited to find out what their new topic will be and quickly become immersed through our launch activities and lessons. Therefore future topics are listed on the overviews below as 'secret topic'!
If you have any questions about the content or teaching of any area of the curriculum please pop in or make an appointment to speak to Mrs Eeley (Curriculum Leader).
PE is taught across the school both by our class teachers and specialist coaches from Atlas Sports (see our page on Sports Premium funding for more details). Each class does a mixture of PE and games inside and outside and also has a term of swimming lessons.