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Our Curriculum Intent

At Gunthorpe Primary School the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. In line with a clear vision set by the Soke Education Trust, our curriculum presents a coherent and progression-based approach to learning important and precise knowledge. 

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We consistently provide enhanced opportunities to engage in themed learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. Therefore, educational visits, immersion days and outdoor learning are at the heart of our thematic, enriched curriculum; we believe these first-hand experiences equip our children with lifelong memories that enhance and embed their learning.

We use our Curriculum Drivers (Communication, Ambition, Curiosity, Creativity, Resilience and Growth) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to encourage responsibility for learning and future success.

Our developing curriculum is based around our overarching Key Concepts:

 Identity and DiversityUnderstanding these concepts enables children to know themselves, other people and the world both close to them and far away.

 Influence and Change - Understanding these concepts enables children to see how the world has changed from the influence of others over time and to know how they and others affect and are affected by the world around them.

Connections and Relationships Understanding these concepts enables children to recognise how things are related to one another,  how the physical world works and to learn how to communicate, express emotions and develop social skills.

Subject-specific knowledge concepts allow children to build on their prior learning and build meaningful and secure schema, supporting the growth and recall of linked knowledge. 

Parental and community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum. We endeavour to educate the children and school community so that they will go forward to be a positive influence on society and the environment.

Children leave the school with enquiring minds and embedded life skills. They are secondary-school ready and have the confidence to take risks, be evaluative and become life-long learners.