The curriculum at Gipsey Bridge Academy is aimed to inspire and excite pupils through the Cornerstones curriculum which is broad and balanced, knowledge and skills rich and provides a clear pedagogy.
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a based on a comprehensive skills and knowledge progression framework is expertly interconnected and can be fully adapted to meet the needs of our school.
The Cornerstones Curriculum is underpinned by a four-stage pedagogy: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. With this child-centred approach at its heart, the Cornerstones Curriculum puts children's wellbeing and natural curiosity first, enabling them to learn through a positive and well-rounded approach.
The projects are designed to inspire. Covering all aspects of the National Curriculum content and much more, the diverse projects foster a love of learning and make it truly purposeful.
Our curriculum is carefully sequenced to support learning over time. From global concepts that thread through each project, to lesson by lesson skills and knowledge linking, this carefully crafted sequencing and connectivity gives Cornerstones unrivalled depth, progression and coherence across the curriculum.
The curriculum is underpinned by a comprehensive skills and knowledge framework that builds upon national curriculum programmes of study. The framework provides clear subject endpoints, including key concepts, aspects, knowledge and skills, to support teaching and help children make great progress.
Please take the time to visit the class pages to view the latest projects or come along to our many curriculum events to see the outcomes.
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Maths: In line with the National Curriculum, at Gipsey Bridge Academy we are following the White Rose Scheme of learning which promotes a balanced approach to fluency, problem-solving and reasoning. We believe all three areas of mathematics are necessary to develop and provide rich opportunities for our learners and leaders to flourish.
We provide our learners with a range of these types of questions on a daily basis in order to challenge everyone and strengthen the relationship between mathematical understanding and mathematical application and reasoning to create masters in maths.
Phonics: our academy uses the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme
Reading: we use Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds books. These are fully decodable reading books, aligned to our phonics scheme, which ensures all pupils progress from decoding words to reading fluently and for pleasure.
PSHE/RSE: We are members of the PSHE Association and follow its schemes of work and guidance.
If you require further information please visit Class pages for a current view of projects or contact the school.