Our Curriculum Approach
At Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School we provide a broad and stimulating curriculum for all our pupils, rich in opportunities to work in practical and creative ways both indoors and outside, with planned links to the local and wider community.
Being a small school with mixed age and ability classes provides positive opportunities for our children to develop a range of social skills and qualities. However, it can also present interesting challenges in organising objectives from the new national curriculum, when children from different year groups routinely work together.
Therefore, as well as working from a clear set of content rich learning objectives in each subject area, we use progressive skills frameworks for each subject as both a planning and assessment tool to ensure that our children are challenged and supported at a level appropriate to their age, ability and need.
Where possible, we link areas of learning within a topic based approach. This makes learning more meaningful for our pupils, providing opportunities for them to be involved in planning aspects of their learning and encouraging them to develop as independent, inquisitive, self-motivated learners with a wide range of skills. In KS1, all foundation subjects are organised under topic headings and learning in core subjects is linked to topics where appropriate. In KS2, we have developed a rolling programme of science and humanities based topics to link learning where there is a meaningful ‘fit’. Subjects may be taught in isolation where this is appropriate.
Children need firm foundations on which to develop as learners. From the play based learning environment of EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) onwards, we teach the skills and concepts necessary for our children to develop as confident and able communicators and learners.
Please click on the icon to view our Curriculum (teaching & learning) Policy
Please click on the icons below to view our curriculum overviews for Key Stages One and Two
How do I know what the learning targets and curriculum coverage are for each subject in each year group at Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School?
If you 'hover' over the 'CURRICULUM' heading on the drop down bar at the top of the page, you will be able to see a page heading for each curriculum subject. If you click on a specific subject heading it will take you to information about the subject, including the end of year targets for each year group, a copy of the skills progression for that subject from Year 1 to Year 6, as well as helpful hints to support your child and further information about ways in which we deliver that subject at our school.