At Gainsborough we recognise the importance of providing a curriculum that ensures not only breadth and balance, but also creativity and enjoyment, whilst maintaining a focus on pupil attainment. We believe that the most effective learning occurs when subjects are linked by an overarching theme. Sometimes this can be a historical theme or based on a text being studied in English. Each year group tailors the curriculum so that they and the children are inspired and eager to learn.

The school is required by law to teach all children aged five and above, the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum. The staff plan teaching sessions to include all statutory requirements. We aim to deliver the curriculum in an exciting and appropriate way, underpinned by sequential skills development.

Please click on 'Curriculum Statement' for more information about our curriculum 'Intent, Implementation and Impact'.

Please click on 'Curriculum' under the 'School Zone' tab  to find out more about our Intent, Implementation and Impact and coverage in each subject.

At Gainsborough Primary and Nursery School we believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a lifelong love of learning and a willingness to explore. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but it is enriched by our strong ethos based on respect for ourselves and others. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills so that they can achieve their full potential. Our children will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged.

Our curriculum is designed to ignite the imagination of the pupils. Most plans originate from a stimulus that is child-orientated such as a text, a period of history or a theme that the children are currently engaged with. We plan our curriculum to ensure that we meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Early Years Curriculum by ensuring that:

ï‚· 1) Long term plans are developed collaboratively between subject leaders and year group colleagues to ensure coverage for the academic year;

ï‚·2)  Medium term plans are written creatively and collaboratively, drawing on ideas from CPD opportunities;

ï‚· 3) Short term plans are used to specifically tailor learning for all abilities

Each subject has a bespoke yearly overview which you can click on below. 'Letters and Sounds' is used to teach phonics in EYFS and KS1 and for those pupils in KS2 that need additional support.  A wide variety of physical and virtual reading books are used in school including those from publishers such as Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cats, Alpha Kids and Cambridge Readers to name a few. All our reading books are then colour banded in line with the reading recovery levels. Further information about reading, phonics, writing and maths at Gainsborough can be found in  'curriculum' under the 'School Zone' tab.   

If you have any queries regarding our curriculum or would like to know how to support your child, then please do not hesitate to contact the school.

For the curriculum policy, please visit the school policies on the below link


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