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Curriculum Intent

 

The curriculum at Gipsey Bridge Academy is designed to inspire and excite pupils through creative learning projects. The majority of our curriculum is delivered through the project theme and children work towards an end product. This end product may be a presentation to parents, a film, play or even a museum exhibition! Our learning is placed in "real life" contexts wherever possible so children see value in developing new skills, knowledge and understanding. The school incorporates its five values of resilience, risk-taking, relationships, reflection and resourcefulness into all our learning projects.

 

Gipsey Bridge Academy has implemented the 2014 National Curriculum whilst retaining its cross-curricular project based approach to teaching and learning and incorporating the values of being a Gold Rights and Respecting School, International School and eTwinning School.  To enable us to build on these values we have identified keys words and concepts that link projects with these values.  These words are: equity, belonging, belief, sustainability, influence, choice, resilience, morality, dreams, diversity and justice.

 

Children leave Gipsey Bridge Academy with a strong sense of belonging to the local community, a confidence to use their voice for positive change, an understanding of the world, are critical thinkers with developed questioning skills.

 

We follow the Lincolnshire agreed RE syllabus, use Maths No Problem! and 1Decision for PSHE/RSE.

 

Reading- Our reading books are from a variety of different schemes and are organised using "Book Banding".

 

Phonics- 

We recognise that phonics is essential to providing a firm foundation for children’s reading and writing. This policy outlines a whole-school approach to phonics but particularly refers to early readers and writers in Foundation Stage (FS) and Key Stage one (KS1).

Aims and principles:

  • We aim to provide regular, systematic and high quality teaching of phonics that equips children with the skills needed to become confident, independent readers and writers.
  • We aim to support progression for all children at their stage of development.
  • We aim to foster a love of reading and writing.

Organisation:

We follow the Letters and Sounds (L&S) publication timetable, but use a variety of resources to support this, including Jolly Phonics resources (songs and story/action books) as well as resources we make from a variety of sources on the internet.

 

If you require further information please visit Class pages for a current view of projects or contact the school.

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