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Curriculum

Introduction

 

At Gateway Primary School, we deliver our curriculum through a two-year cycle of whole school topics. Our bespoke curriculum meets the needs of the 'Gateway Child' acknowledging our children's unique starting points and celebrating their 'roots.' All age groups explore the same over arching topic title, allowing siblings and families to readily share their learning at home and with their wider families and communities. We encourage holiday learning and further exploration of topics before consolidating their experiences back in school. Curriculum enrichment through trips, visitors and experiences is explicitly planned for to encourage a love of learning. Our pupils revisit skills and knowledge through our recurrent curriculum, building on prior experiences to develop their understanding. Each curriculum area has carefully considered approaches to best allow our children to explore it's content and subject leaders ensure their subject is delivered in a meaningful and purposeful way. 

 

 

 

Gateway Primary School – Curriculum Intent

 

The curriculum at Gateway Primary School is bespoke for our children because it:

 

Builds on a sense of belonging and community, developing children’s roots – firstly within a classroom, throughout our school and then within the wider community, helping children form a sense of where they are from.

Enhances our children’s understanding of opportunities within and beyond a military lifestyle - linking historical and current issues of interest to our children and their families.

Creates links between school and home – families learn together and share their discoveries, creating a love of learning.

Embraces a whole school topic approach, learning as a community, celebrating and sharing successes together.

Offers rich, hands on experiences through trips and visitors, making school a place they want to be, all day every day.

Invests in our children’s unique starting points, culture capital and out of school interests, developing a true sense of each individual child, fundamental to building strong relationships.

Develops the emotional skills to thrive in a society with lots of transition, learning to welcome new members, embracing our strengths and differences, as well as compassionately saying goodbye and engaging in change and progress.

 

 

Building a sense of community.

Developing a love of learning.

Sharing success.

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

 

High quality teaching is supported and informed by high quality assessment. The school ethos promotes and emphasises the opportunity for all children to succeed when taught and assessed effectively. Assessment is used to focus on monitoring and supporting children’s progress, attainment, and wider outcomes. Assessment is used to  support  informative and productive conversations between  staff, children and parents. Children are encouraged to reflect on their own progress, understand their strengths and identify what they need to do to improve.  Assessment is inclusive of all abilities. At Gateway Primary School we see assessment as an integral part of teaching and learning, and it is inextricably linked to our curriculum.

 

We use three broad overarching forms of assessment:

  • day-to-day in-school formative assessment,

  • in-school summative assessment and

  • nationally standardised summative assessment.

Curriculum Calendar 2020-2021

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