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Curriculum

The curriculum is ‘what’ will be taught in our school. The Government has slimmed these requirements down to enable schools to add areas they feel children need for their development. At Gorton Primary School we deliver the International Primary Curriculum as part of our curriculum provision which is closely matched to the NC requirements. 

We will mix a rich cross curricular approach through the IPC to make learning fun, with discrete teaching of specialist subjects such as computing, PSHE, RE, Music and physical education. For more information about our school curriculum please make an appointment at the school office to see the Principal Ms Williams.

Here are our new Year group curriculum maps for 2020/2021 for below:

Maths

Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. It is:

  • the only mastery programme perfectly aligned to the White Rose Maths progressions and schemes of learning.
  • written specifically for UK curriculum classrooms by leading mastery experts from around the world and recommended by the UK’s Department for Education.
  • an enriched approach that cleverly combines interactive teaching tools, rich and quality textbooks and practice books.
  • a continuous and embedded approach to teacher support and professional development throughout.
  • built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths and focuses on helping all children to build a deep understanding of maths concepts.

click on the links below to see the Maths Yearly Overview for each year group.

Power Maths is the only mastery programme perfectly aligned to the White Rose Maths and the National Curriculum. Please click on the links below to see how Power Maths links to Development Matters and the National Curriculum.

English

At Gorton Primary School we use Literacy and Language for our English scheme of work. This complete literacy programme for pupils in Years 2 to Year 6 teaches children to read, write and discuss texts with maturity. The beautifully written stories and non-fiction texts are written by well-known authors to engage children in studying whole texts. We follow this method in Year 1 where our lessons are based on age appropriate quality texts by well known authors to support pupils in their reading and writing.

Please click below to see the English Overviews.

Literacy and Language is a complete literacy programme for pupils in Years 2 to Year 6 which teaches children to read, write and discuss texts with maturity. Please click on the links below to see how Literacy and Language links to the National Curriculum.

Phonics and Reading

At Gorton Primary School we use the Government approved Letters and Sounds scheme for teaching Phonics. For Reading we use a range of quality texts which are age and ability appropriate to support Reading in our school. For more information on Phonics or Reading at Gorton Primary School please click on the links below.

International Primary Curriculum

Here at Gorton Primary School we provide a creative curriculum based around the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC is our International Primary Curriculum for children aged 3 – 11 years old. It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject. It also develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning.

 

Curriculum Long Term Plans

Here at Gorton Primary School we provide a creative curriculum based around the International Primary Curriculum. Where possible our curriculum is linked and interwoven through topics and themes. However there are some subjects that are taught discreetly. To see the overviews for these subjects then please click on the links below.