Glenfall Community Primary School

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The Glenfall Curriculum

Enjoy – Enquire – Excel

At Glenfall Community Primary School we nurture happy and confident children by providing an enjoyable and stimulating environment, where enquiring minds and independence can develop and flourish preparing them for the journey ahead….

At Glenfall our curriculum consists of: the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects, which are taught through a relevant, contextual and inspiring curriculum underpinned by our values Enjoy , Enquire, Excel . Our curriculum is carefully designed to ensure all our children achieve their full potential and are well prepared for the next stages of their education and their adult life. For more information about the National Curriculum please click the link. We also follow the Gloucestershire agreed syllabus for Religious Education. In PSHE we use a school wide scheme of work to address the Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) to ensure all our children have the skills they need to be a successful member of both our school community and our modern British society.

Underpinning everything, we do, is our commitment to supporting our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as well as our own school values of Enjoy, Enquire, Excel. We prioritise success in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, science and mathematical understanding, together with confidence in the use of I.T. However, we pride ourselves on our ability to balance this with a broad and enriched curriculum that allows our children ample opportunities to explore art, D.T., music, history, geography, R.E. and French. We are fortunate to be able to work with The Music Junction to provide our pupils with a wide range of musical experiences including singing and extensive access to a variety of instruments through peripatetic music teachers.

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 a very  important part of the curriculum. It enables children to develop an understanding of themselves, others and the environment in which they live. Through its three core themes (Health and Wellbeing,…
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Music

Music Curriculum Intent At Glenfall all children experience a wealth of musical opportunities to create, participate and perform both individually and as part of a whole class ensemble. They will learn and appreciate music from around the world and develop…
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Mathematics

We aim to teach for deep and secure understanding for all pupils in our school, through a range of tasks which develop children’s skills in line with the aims of the National Curriculum; fluency, reasoning and solving problems. The work…
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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 history curriculum at Glenfall, 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…
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Geography

Our geography curriculum allows us to celebrate the unique nature of Glenfall Primary School, which draws children from our local area with a diverse range of languages, cultures and heritage from countries across the globe. We value geography as key…
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French

French is taught across the whole of KS2. We follow the La Jolie Ronde scheme of work to teach French in a fun, interactive way. Children listen and respond in French, learn songs and play games to recap vocabulary and…
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English

English focuses on the key skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening. We use AnimaPhonics daily in Key Stage 1 to embed phonic skills.  This is supported throughout the school by the reading  schemes: Oxford Story Sparks, In Fact,…
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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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