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This is a developing area on our website that will be updated regularly.

 

Our Curriculum

 

EYFS

In EYFS we follow a curriculum called Kinder Corner. 

KinderCorner includes:

  • A strong focus on oral-language and vocabulary development and assessment.

  • Build-in scaffolds and prompts to help students thoroughly learn procedures and cooperative learning structures.

  • Many opportunities for student interaction and partner work.

  • Integration of social-emotional skills and strategies

 

KinderCorner provides students with a wide array of literacy-enhancing experiences to promote their language and literacy development. Students in KinderCorner participate in listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities throughout their entire day.  

 

The Learning Labs foster thematic exploration through concrete hands-on activities. Students engage in imaginative play, problem solving, exploring materials, experimenting, observing, and recording data. They interact together, enhancing their interpersonal and oral-language skills, and develop cognitive skills as they engage in imaginative play.

Year 1 to Year 6

 

In KS1 and KS2 we follow the United Learning curriculum. The United Learning curriculum is based on the five principles of the Framework for Excellence. 

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Building on the Framework for Excellence, The United Learning Primary Curriculum has four core principles:

 

Cultural Literacy

Substantive and disciplinary knowledge from the National Curriculum (2014) is delivered in subjects, not topics.

This powerful knowledge is carefully sequenced to ensure pupils build their understanding of subject-specific big ideas.

Purposeful interdisciplinary links allow pupils to make meaningful connections and understand the world around them.

 

Mastery

Pupils master foundational concepts and knowledge before moving on and have the opportunity to revisit and apply this knowledge in new contexts.

 

Inclusion

The curriculum is designed to be inclusive and engaging for all pupils.

Every child, regardless of their background, is taught the full content of the curriculum to which they are entitled.

 

Inspiration

The curriculum is inspiring and generates excitement and curiosity in pupils.

English 

 

The English curriculum is being developed by the United Learning curriculum writers. We are working with the English Adviser to deliver a quality curriculum. The information in these overviews may change and we are awaiting overviews for Key Stage One. 

English Overview: Year 3

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English Overview: Year 4

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English Overview: Year 5

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English Overview: Year 6

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Maths

 

At The Galfrid School, it is our aim to improve the outcomes for our children in all areas of mathematics. To achieve this aim, the children are supported and challenged appropriately through quality first teaching within their own classes. 

As a school, we teach from the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work, which provides brilliant opportunities for fluency, reasoning and problem solving within the National Curriculum. The children experience a rich 60 minute maths lesson daily with an additional 15 minutes daily for reviewing and consolidating previous learning. The intention of every lesson is to provide: fluency with mental calculation and the opportunity to make connections, as well as learning new material to help pupils link concrete ideas to abstract mathematical concepts. 

Year 1 Maths Overview

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Year 2 Maths Overview

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Year 3 Maths Overview

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Year 4 Maths Overview

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Year 5 Maths Overview

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Year 6 Maths Overview

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Science

 

The science curriculum at United Learning provides children with a:

-Coherent, substantive knowledge of the scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics that provides pupils with:
-a secure, deep understanding of the nature, processes and principles of science through clear instruction and deliberate practice.
-an ability to apply long-term knowledge to make predictions and connections between disciplines, and recognise the uses and implications of science in the wider world.
-Gradual understanding of ‘vertical concepts’, taken from the Association for Science Education’s ‘big ideas’ in science.
-Grounding in core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to systematically approach challenging, scientifically-valid questions through:
-Scientific Attitudes & Planning: asking scientifically relevant scientific questions and designing controlled investigations.
-Measuring & Observing: learning how to use scientific apparatus like rulers and thermometers, and making systematic observations.
-Recording & Presenting: setting up data collection tables and presenting this data in a variety of charts and graphs.
-Analysing & Evaluating: interpreting and analysing findings; drawing conclusions and evaluating the reliability of investigations.
-Excitement for science, that inspires a curiosity about natural phenomena and the world around them.

Science Whole School Overview

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Geography

 

The geography curriculum at United Learning provides children with a:

•Relevant, coherent, progressive knowledge of the world and an ability to find their place in it, explored through the lenses of geographical ‘vertical concepts’:
•Location and Place

Where is this place?

What are the human and physical characteristics of this place?

What is the interaction between people and place?

•Geographical Scale

The location is seen at a local to global scale.

Cause, effects and responses can vary in their scale.

What are the similarities and differences at the different scales – local, regional, national, global. 

•Making Connections

What are the connections between the human and physical worlds?

How does one event affect another?

 

•Grounding in core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to approach challenging, geographically-valid questions:
•Geographical skills
•Fieldwork enquiry
•Identify patterns and links
•Using examples and key vocabulary

Geography Whole School Overview

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History

 

The history curriculum at United Learning provides children with a:

-Coherent, chronological knowledge of the history of Britain and the wider world, through the framework of three vertical concepts. These vertical concepts provide both a concrete lens through which to study and contextualise history, as well as a gradual, deep understanding of complex, abstract ideas:
-‘Quest for knowledge’

How do people understand the world around them? What is believed; what is known; and what scientific and technological advances are made at the time? Why do people seek to rationalise?

-‘Power, empire and democracy’

Who holds power, and what does this mean for individuals at different levels of society? How is this power legitimised? How are people’s rights different in different political contexts?

-‘Community and family’

What is life like for people in different societies? How are these societies structured? How are family or community relationships different at different times and in different places?

-Grounding in core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to approach challenging, historically-valid enquiry questions
-Excitement for history, that inspires a curiosity to learn more about the past.

 

History Whole School Overview

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Music

 

As a school we follow a curriculum in music called Charanga. 

The learning within Charanga is based on: Listening and Appraising; Musical Activities — creating and exploring; and Singing and Performing

 

Musical Progression

Private Music Tuition

Private music tuition is available at The Galfrid School. If you are interested in signing your child up for lessons please follow the link below and contact Cambridgeshire Music directly.

PSHE

 

We follow the Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme. Below you can find further information about what is covered in each phase. 

Design and Technology

 

Our Design and Technology units link to our wider curriculum. Our children will experience a Design and Technology curriculum every term.

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