Skip to main content

Our Curriculum

Principles

To ensure that our pupils can maximise their academic, social and physical development our curriculum will:-

  • be relevant, meaningful, engaging and enjoyable, providing pupils with an appropriate ownership and responsibility for their learning and behaviour
  • be linked to life beyond the classroom and designed to enable pupils to make a positive contribution to society
  • develop the “whole” child and be referenced to the ‘Every Child Matters’ principles
  • promote aspiration in pupils, parents and carers
  • positively create an ethos and environment to develop pupils as independent, creative and analytical “thinkers”
  • be flexible, enabling all pupils’ needs to be acknowledged, responded to appropriately and met
  • use first hand practical experiences whenever possible and high quality resources
  • be developmentally appropriate, without putting restrictions on a pupil’s ability to achieve at the highest levels, to develop depth of understanding and a secure knowledge base
  • promote the acquisition of basic skills in literacy, numeracy, computing and “thinking”
  • ensure that pupils can apply and use skills and ideas developed in one area of learning to another
  • instill respect for religious and moral values, tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life and help pupils to understand the independence and interdependence of individuals, group and nations in order to create equality of opportunity.

 

Additional Information

https://www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage

In this section

Curriculum Areas

Our six identified curriculum areas: We use a range of resources to support our implementation such as Cornerstones, Jigsaw PSHE and Discover RE. We also use the Early Years Foundation Stage profile and the National Curriculum as a…

This section of our website is to provide information regarding our digital provision at Gordon Children’s Academy. At Gordon Children’s Academy we are proud to be working towards the Safe Remote Education accreditation run by National Online Safety.

Welcome to Reception

Our Early Years provision offers an exciting and engaging curriculum where children have opportunities to explore and develop their skills both inside the classroom and in our outdoor learning environment.  We use the environment to ensure their needs are met through continuous provision, enhanced provision and by following their interests.  By spending quality time interacting…

Welcome to Year 1

In Year One the children will build on the learning they have achieved in the Early Years. We work closely with the teachers to ensure transition is a positive experience that helps them to settle quickly into their new routines. Throughout the year children will be immersed into their topics enabling them to continue to…

Welcome to Year 2

In Year Two we provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced and meaningful. Children will take part in a range of relevant, memorable, first-hand experiences that allows them to continue building on the knowledge and skills of prior learning. Staff The teachers in Year 2 are Miss Day and Miss Lamb. The teaching assistants…

Welcome to Year 3

Staff The teachers in Year 3 are Miss Wish, Miss Auer and Mr Burns. The teaching assistants are Miss Cockerell and Miss Kase. Topic The topic for Term 1 is Tribal Tales. The topic for Term 2 is Predator Term 2 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/gahOunnkd9PrvrSA?ref=Link The topic for Term 3…

Welcome to Year 4

  The topic for Term 1 is I am Warrior. The topic for Term 2 is Traders and Raiders Term 2 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/mW0ej4oQ9anoOvkt?ref=Link The topic for Term 3 is Potions. Term 3 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/2moChIuMiVV8mlT3?ref=Link The topic for Term 4 is Misty Mountain…

Welcome to Year 5

Staff The teachers in Year 5 are Miss Shufflebotham, Miss Pegram and Mr Hunter. The teaching assistants are Miss Prangnell, Mrs Hyder, Mrs Pardo-Alvarez Topic We teach the subjects through a topic based curriculum. Long Term Plan: Long Term Plan Year 5   The topic for Term 1 is Stargazers. Term 1 Curriculum information…

Welcome to Year 6

Staff The teachers in Year 6 are Mr McKinlay, Mrs Stroud, Miss Kemp, Mr Hinkley and Miss Kirby. The teaching assistants are Mr Dear, Mrs Gillen, Topic We teach the subjects through a topic based curriculum. Long Term Plan: Long Term Plan Year 6   The topic for Term 1 is Fallen Fields. Term 1 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/m6GxLfuFLeU56uVI?ref=Link The topic for…