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Our Curriculum

 

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. 

 

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

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.  

 

Based on proven Pedagogy

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.   

 

Inspiring Projects

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. 

 

Connectivity and Sequencing

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.

 

Coverage and Progression 

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.

If you would like more information about the Cornerstones curriculum, follow the link: 

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/

Our Curriculum Intent

To find out more about the wide-range of curriculum subjects we teach, follow the link below: 

 

https://www.gipseybridgeschool.co.uk/our-curriculum-subjects/

Maths: we use Maths No Problem! as a basis for our maths lessons.

RE: we teach RE in accordance with Cornerstones 'Love to Celebrate' scheme.

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 use 1Decision schemes of work.

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