Glenfall Community Primary School

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Curriculum

A New National Curriculum  came into force in September 2014 for all pupils.

At Glenfall Primary school we follow the statutory National Curriculum guidance whilst ensuring that all of our pupils are exposed to a broad and balanced curriculum. We believe that children learn best of all when they are enjoying their work and it is this concept which forms the basis for much of our teaching approach in the school. We work extremely hard to give the children a good grounding to achieve high standards in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. The way the children learn is a mixture of class lessons, group work and individual learning. The teaching of English and mathematical skills are very well embedded at Glenfall Primary and Nursery School from a very early age. However, we are constantly trying to improve our standards by careful analysis of children’s work, observation of lessons and pupil discussions. The staffs work closely as a team in their planning of the curriculum, having high expectations of all the children in their care.The school firmly believes that the needs of individual children should be catered for, always taking into account the needs of all children.

Every effort is made to give pupils opportunities for first hand experiences and active learning. Account is taken of the interests and particular talents of the children.

The Governors are linked to subject areas together with areas of school improvement and work closely with staff in the implementation and monitoring of the curriculum.

 

Science

From the early years, children are provided with the opportunities for discovery and experimentation through first hand experience. They are encouraged to observe, discuss, classify, compare, set up fair tests and record and interpret their findings. Through their investigations children…
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Religious Education

Religious Education plays an important part within the broad and balanced curriculum offered at Glenfall Primary School. Children attend the daily assembly, which is mainly Christian in character, but may also draw on stories from other faiths or focus on…
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Physical Education

Children at Glenfall are encouraged to participate fully in a wide range of sporting activities from the very beginning of their school life. Pupils receive at least two hours of physical activity per week within the curriculum time, taking full…
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Personal, Social and Health and Citizenship Education

Personal, Social and Health and Citizenship Education is considered to be important so that children can develop an understanding of themselves and the environment in  which they live. In this context and as part of a varied approach, subjects such…
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Music

With a well stocked, dedicated room music is an important part of Glenfall life for many pupils. Music is planned and taught as part of the cross curricular approach within classroom activities to compliment the termly theme. Recorder lessons are…
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Mathematics

The school aims to give all children a thorough understanding of number work, shape, space and data handling. A strong emphasis is also placed on investigative and problem solving activities. The work is delivered through a balance of individual programmes,…
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Computing

The school is well equipped to provide the children with the access they require to a range of technologies in this core area of the curriculum. There is currently a computer suite in the library area, Internet access and computers…
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History

As part of their Humanities Studies, children are encouraged to develop an interest in the past, to appreciate past achievements and major events – both national and world wide – and to develop an understanding of their own and their…
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Geography

As with History, Geography forms part of the school’s cross-curricular approach. Pupils are encouraged to develop a lively and questioning awareness of their local surroundings. Their interest and knowledge of the variety of physical and human conditions will extend from…
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French

French is taught across the whole of KS2. We are very fortunate to have the use of a French Specialist from Balcarras School who currently teaches French to the children across KS2 . In addition, some class teachers deliver their own…
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English

English focuses on the key skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening. We use Letters and Sounds daily in Key Stage 1 to embed phonic skills.  This is supported by Rigby Star as a core reading scheme throughout the…
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Design Technology

Children are encouraged to develop their skills across four broad areas: designing, making, evaluating and technical knowledge. They are given the opportunity to develop their skills in these areas through a range of practical tasks which encourage the development of…
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Art

Art is taught as a crucial part of the school’s cross curricular approach to different topics and as a subject in its own right. All children are encouraged to be creative, to develop an active interest in a range of…
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