Curriculum

Curriculum

Our curriculum is based around the National Curriculum 2014.

Overview

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.

Follow this link to the Department of Education website.

Please use the links below to find out what our children will be taught.

 

Our Curriculum

please expand the topics below for more information

British Values

British values and excellent moral behaviours are at the heart of our school ethos. We believe our core Christian values Loving and caring, Courage, Compassion, Honesty, Thankfulness, Generosity, Respect and Forgiveness are values for life which support British values. Our School community aims to inspire and nuture the love of learning and to develop the full potential of all. We encourage our children to be confident, tolerant and resilient. We have extremely high expectations that our children will be well behaved, well-mannered, empathetic and inclusive at all times.

Through our worship and PSCE curriculum the children explore issues linked to British values. We have worked with local JPs to foster the understanding of right and wrong on the ‘Think before you act’ program. We hold elections in school whenever there is a general election where pupils are encouraged to share their views and learn to be tolerant of the views of others. The children also learn about local, national and global issues and learn about diversity and opportunity.

The whole school community is encouraged to think about and help those less fortunate than ourselves. We support a range of charities which include, locally the Malton food bank and St, Martin’s Hospice, further afield we send shoes boxes to Romania through children in Distress and support Burundi school for the deaf in Kenya. We also take part in national days such as Christmas jumper day and Sport relief.

The children are strongly encouraged to draw from faith, whatever that may be, and understand that we all live in different ways.

Our children are also taught to be confident in their own views without falling out, an important skill to take through to adulthood.

Maths
At Gillamoor CE school our pupils in Years 1 – 6 follow the 2014 National Curriculum for Numeracy. EYFS follow the Early learning goals. We do not use a published scheme of work, instead we use a range of resources to create bespoke lessons that target the individual needs of our pupils.

We teach practical methods of problem solving, leading onto pictorial representation and then numerical presentation. We encourage children to play with numbers and use counting skills throughout the day. This is taught in all areas of the classroom and outdoor area.

 

 

English

Literacy

At Gillamoor CE school we make our literacy lessons exciting to ensure that our pupils are engaged and keen to make progress. Pupils in Years 1 – 6 follow the 2014 National Curriculum for Literacy. EYFS follow the Early learning goals. We do not use a published scheme of work, instead we use a range of resources to create bespoke lessons that target the individual needs of our pupils.

The children are given weekly spellings with a homework sheet that helps them with the definition of the word and gives them other useful information about word families and word structure.  A weekly spelling test is takes place most weeks.

Reading

Reading is really important at Gillamoor CE primary and children are encouraged to read at home with family members. This is then followed by guided reading and 1:1 reading with an adult in school

SPAG

Spelling, punctuation and grammar – this follows the National Curriculum and teaching of this is incorporated into literacy lessons. High standards of SPAG are expected in all curriculum lessons, regardless of the subject.

Phonics

Phonics starts from Reception (phase 2) and continues through the school until phase 6.

In the infant Class we use discrete phonic teaching as a starting point. Learning is linked to stories and texts wherever possible and ideas are formulated throughout the week using talk, reading and writing to improve the basic skills of all children. Our guided reading approach uses the best of many schemes.

Home readers are colour coded and draw from similar schemes and ORT primarily.

Science

STEM Week Infants

Stem Week Tuesday

Stem Week Monday

Long Term Plan – Science

Based on NYCC Long Term Plan – Science

Where applicable some changes or single lessons on certain topics may be necessary to fill in gaps for some children and in co-ordination with other subjects, particularly class topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn

 

Spring

 

 

Summer

 

 

Key Stage 1

 

 

 

Everyday materials and their uses (including light and sound)

Seasonal changes

Animals including humans

Seasonal changes

Plants

Seasonal changes

Living things and their habitats

Seasonal changes

 

 

Key Stage 2 (A)

 

 

 

Light

Sound

Materials

Living things and their habitats

Animals, including humans

 

 

 

Key Stage 2 (B)

 

 

Electricity

Rocks/Evolution and inheritance

Earth and Space

Forces, magnets and motion

Plants

Physical Education

Swimming and Gym Awards 2019

January 2019 BAGA Gymnastics awards

Award 8 – Charlie, Anna, Leo, Ronnie

Award 7 – Chloe, Iris

Award 6 – Jack B, Rufus, Fern, Lucinda, Oscar, Nathan, Mollie, Nancy, Jack F, Seth, Darcey

Award 5 – Poppy, Simeon, Daithi, Connor, Ryan, Oliver J, Benjamin, Sebastian,

Award 4 – Elsie, Obie, Callum, Lewis, Georgia, Natalia, Laura, Reece, Jessie, Eve, Anja

Award 3 – Tyler, Tilly, Oliver B, Olivia Sempers, Abi

Award 2 Becky, Olivia Strickland

Swimming Awards 2018

100% of Gillamoor CE Year 6 pupils achieved the swimming standard

Pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Honours – Ed

Gold – Archie, Olivia Sempers

Silver – Olivia Strickland

Bronze – Simeon

1000m – Elisabeth

Level 7 – Alice, Oliver J, Laura

Level 5 – Natalia, Lewis, Obie, Abi, Eve

Level 4 – Benjamin, Ryan, Becky, Georgia, Tyler, Connor, Seth, Lucinda, Jessie

Level 3 – Daithi, Oscar

Level 2 – Rufus, Jack B, Jack F

Level 1 – Nathan, Fern

Gillamoor PE curriculum starting September 2017

Infants

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Swimming

 

Swimming Swimming Swimming Cricket Cricket

Ball skills

Balance, coordination and agility

 

Gymnastics Dance

Ball skills

Balance, coordination  and agility

Team games

Forest schools

 

Athletics Athletics

 

 

Juniors

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Swimming

 

Swimming Swimming Swimming Cricket Cricket

Cross country running

Ball skills and team games to include

Football

Tag rugby

Quick sticks hockey

 

Gymnastics Dance

Ball skills and team games to include

Netball

Dodgeball

 

Forest schools

 

Bewerley park outdoor and adventurous activities residential biannually odd years

Athletics

Rounders

Orienteering

Athletics

Tenni

The school regularly takes part in Ryedale cluster sports competitions at Ryedale School and also competitions with other small schools in the Howardian small schools alliance. This is usually in addition to timetabled PE lessons. These competitions are for Key stage 1 and 2.

Swimming 2016/17-

100% of Gillamoor CE Year 6 pupils achieved the swimming standard

Pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

2016/17 Gymnastics and swimming awards

BAGA gymnastics awards.Well done everyone

Award 8 Jack F, Rufus, Lucinda, Daithi, Connor, Eve

Award 7 Abi

Award 6 Lewis, Simeon, Oliver, Benjamin, Ryan

Award 5 Georgia, Becky, Olivia St, Olivia Se, Obie, Tyler, Natalia, Laura, Elisabeth, Alice, Ed

Award 4 Esme, Hannah, Mooie, Megan, Rosie

Award 1 Emilia, Jasmine

 

Swimming awards Well done everyone

Stage 1 Jack F, Jack B, Rufus

Stage 2 Jessie, Lucinda, Connor, Daithi

Stage 3 Tyler, Ryan, Benjamin, Georgia, Becky, Lewis

Stage 4 Natalia, Obie, Eve, Abi, Simeon

Stage 5 Mooie, Alice, Esme

Stage 6 Hannah

Stage 7 Jasmine, Emilia, Rosie, Elisabeth

Bronze challenge Olivia St

Silver challenge Laura, Megan, Olivia Se, Oliver

Gold challenge Ed

Religious Education

EYFS/KS1 2 year rolling program 2017-2020

 

Year

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

A

2017/18

2019/20

Myself – I am special

 

Celebrations

Who celebrates what and why?

Creation and thanksgiving

 

 

How do we show we care?

 

 

New life

From Holy places and what we can learn from visiting a religious building

 

Church visit

 

continued

Harvest/

Christmas/ Easter

Harvest The Christmas Story   Celebration and joy    

B

2018/19

2020/2021

Special stories and Sacred books

 

Stories

 

The world around us

Special books and stories continued

 

Puddles and the Christmas play

Whole School focus Sikhism

 

 

Sikhism

 

Visit to Gurdwara

Belonging to the Christian family.

Families

Baptism

What happens at a Christian baptism or Christening

Also

How do Muslims and Sikhs welcome a new baby to the family?

Questions that puzzle us

Harvest/

Christmas/ Easter

Harvest Christmas gifts   Special meals, Easter and Passover    

 

RE topics may change within the academic year to fit better with termly class topics.

 

Spring 1 Whole school focus the religion for this will change each cycle. Islam, Judaism, Sikhism.

 

Key Stage 2 4 year rolling programme

 

Year

Autumn Term 1

Includes  Harvest

Autumn Term 2

Focus on Christmas

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Focus on Easter

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

A

2017/2018

What makes Jesus an inspiration to some people?

Who is inspiring for me?

 

Miracle Maker DVD

Advent and Christmas around the world

How and why do Jews worship at home?

 

York Minster visit and follow up

 

Four momentous days – the first Easter

What can make our community more tolerant and respectful?

Why do people love their sacred places? What can we learn from visiting Holy buildings?

 

B

2018/2019

Why do people love their sacred places? What can we learn from visiting Holy buildings? Continued

Visit St.Aidan’s Gillamoor with Rev Mark

Peace

 

Christmas – why are sacred texts important?

Whole school topic Sikhism

A Muslim Family

Continuation of previous term

Christian aid and Islamic relief: can they change the world?

 

What is important to Sikhs?

 

Visit a Gurdwara and follow up

What do Christians believe about Jesus’ resurrection?

C

2019/2020

 

Values: What matters most to Christians, Humanists and to me?

 

 

A Christmas Journey

What is faith and what difference does it make?

 

 Possible York Minster Visit and follow up

 

The churches year – Focus on Lent and Easter

Why are there now over 50 mosques in Yorkshire?

How and why do Hindus, Muslims, Jews and Christians see life like a journey? Where does the journey of life lead?

D

2020/2021

Does a beautiful world mean there is a wonderful God? Exploring creation stories for Jews, Muslims and Christians

Celebration – The Christmas Story

Whole school topic Judaism

The Jewish tradition

Continuation of previous term

Key figures, founders and faith leaders

What is the role of the Synagogue?

 

Visit a synagogue and follow up

Easter – A promise of life after death

 

Spring 1 Whole school focus the religion for this will change each cycle. Islam, Judaism, Sikhism.

Humanities

Long Term Plan – Key Stage 2 Topic

Where applicable extra small topics may be included depending on current affairs.

 

Autumn

Discover

 

Spring

Explore

 

Summer

Create

 

2016 – 2017

 

 

 

Discovering civilisations: Mayans and Inuits

Exploring mountains and volcanoes

Clay modelling

Alive and Dangerous (habitats)

Model building

 

 

2017 – 2018

 

 

One hundred years of British history 1850 – 1950

Artists and Artistic styles from 1850 – 1950 (Monet and Van Gogh)

Where are we? Locating villages, towns, cities and and countries of the United Kingdom.

Map reading skills including digital mapping and latitude and longitude.

Brilliant buildings and super structures (Architecture around the world)

 

2018 – 2019

 

 

 

Stone Age and Iron Age

Vikings and Anglo-Saxons (local history)

Locating continents in the world.

Settlements, economic activity, natural resources and renewable and non-renewable energies

The natural world  (using nature in Art and Design)

 

 

2019 – 2020

 

 

The Roman Empire and its influences on the western world.

Ancient Greece

Rivers, coasts, seas and oceans

Climates and the water cycle

What’s in our wardrobe? (Fashion)

Modern Foreign Languages

Our French lessons work on a rolling two year programme that is split with years 3 and 4 together and years 5 and 6 together. This means that children will not do the same topic twice. Some lessons are taught split and others are taught with all four year groups together but differentiated activities if the topics are similar.

 

We teach a curriculum based on North Yorkshire’s Primary School Key Stage 2 programme.

 

 

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

 

              Year 3 (3/4)

 

A

                

              Year 5 (5/6)            

                

 

 

Moi

 

 

 

Les couleurs

 

La Jungle

 

Tutti Frutti

 

Vive le sport

 

La météo

 

Ma Famille

 

 

 

On fait la fête

 

Cher zoo

 

Le petit déjeuner

 

Vive le temps libre

 

Á la plage

 

              Year 4 (3/4)

 

B

 

              Year 6 (5/6)

 

 

 

Les Monstres

 

 

 

Les calendrier

 

Les animaux

 

Au marché

 

Je suis le musicien

 

Á la mode

 

Les portraits

 

Le cadeaux

 

Le carnaval

 

Au café

 

Tour de France

 

Les destinations

Personal ,Social, Health, & Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

Three core themes

Health and wellbeing (HW)                                    Relationships (R)                                         Living in the wider world (LWW)

Keeping safe runs throughout eg e safety ongoing through ICT. Cooking through cooking sessions with Mrs Turner. Sun safe throughout summer. Water safety through swimming and annual visits from RNLI. Fire service and Police visits. Annual childline/NSPCC assembly.

Additional activities

Year 6 Annual Crucial crew

Year 5 & 6 Biannual Bikeability, childline, IMPS Scarborough hospital.

Units may be moved around within the year to fit better with topics

Infants

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Cycle 1 2016 – 2017

HW – Healthy life styles

Inclining Change4life Food detectives and other resources

R – Communication

LWW – Rules and responsibilities

HW – Hygiene

Including Dental hygiene.

R – Bullying

HW – Keeping safe

Cycle 2 2017 – 2018

HW – Changing and Growing

R – Fairness

LWW – Communities

HW – Emotions

R – Family and Friends

LWW – Money and finance

Including A Crocodile for Billy

Juniors

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Taught separately

Cycle 1

2016 – 2017

HW – Health

R – Communication

LWW – Rules and Responsibilities

HW – First Aid

 

HW – Healthy life styles

R – Collaboration

LWW – Diversity

LWW – Discrimination

 

Year 3 & 4

HW Growing and changing

Safety

R – Healthy Relationships

Year 5 & 6

HW Safety

HW Health R – Healthy relationships

 Puberty

Cycle 2

2017 – 2018

HW – Nutrition and Food)

R – Bullying

HW – Emotions

HW – Aspirations

R – Similarities and differences

LWW – Economic Awareness

Year 3 & 4

HW Growing and changing

Safety

R – Healthy Relationships

Year 5 & 6

HW Safety

HW Health

R – Healthy relationships

 Puberty

Cycle 3

2018 – 2019

HW – Health

R – Communications

LWW – Rights and Responsibilities

HW Nutrition and Food

R – Collaboration

LWW – Diversity

HW – Aspirations

Year 3 & 4

HW Growing and changing

Safety

R – Healthy Relationships

Year 5 & 6

HW Safety

HW Health

R – Healthy relationships

 Puberty

Cycle 4

2019 – 2020

LWW Economic Awareness

HW – Emotions November time

Extremism and Radicalisation

R – Similarities and Differences

LWW Enterprise

Year 3 & 4

HW – Safety

Year 5 & 6

HW Safety

LCP Democracy unit with Mock elections to fit with General election

Year 3 & 4

HW Growing and changing

R – Healthy Relationships

Year 5 & 6

HW Health

R – Healthy relationships

 Puberty