The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for its pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum.
Compulsory Subjects at Key Stages 1 and 2 in the National Curriculum are shaded below:
All schools are also required to teach religious education at all key stages.
At Two Gates Primary School we believe that the primary curriculum we offer should be an inspiration to all our pupils to want to learn and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in a meaningful and exciting way so that they become competent and confident life-long learners.
Our curriculum is constantly evolving, responding to the changing needs of our learners and the world in which we live. This ensures that learning is always relevant and purposeful, whilst ensuring it meets the statutory requirements and is rooted in the development of basic skills.
We have high expectations for every pupil and the work we plan will be based on appropriate ongoing assessment so that we are responding to the learning needs of all our learners in ‘real time’.
Through our curriculum we aim to:
- Support the raising of achievement in both learning and teaching
- Establish strong cross curricular links to ensure a broader and deeper understanding.
- Give opportunities for flexible timetabling to make space for true depth of learning
- Create and maintain an exciting and stimulating learning environments which support learning and reflect current themes and topics
- Increase children’s motivation, enthusiasm and engagement in their learning by placing all learning in context so that it is meaningful and relevant.
- Help children to become more independent and take greater ownership of their learning, developing their confidence to challenge themselves in varied learning situations and through different teaching styles.
- Provide opportunities for pupils to apply knowledge and learning in practical ways and to solve problems in a variety of situations.
- Provide enrichment opportunities where learning and teaching can take place beyond the classroom.
Through our curriculum we want to promote the following attributes and qualities in our children:
- Positive Attitudes
- Emotional Intelligence
Each school is unique and the curriculum offered to pupils should reflect this. The Two Gates Curriculum has been designed to include all the statutory requirements of the new national curriculum whilst taking account of the school’s particular context, pupils & families and community.
Our school vision and values are woven into the school curriculum through:
- our extended curriculum provision e.g. forest school, nurture, enhanced music and sporting opportunities, educational visits and visitors
- the importance placed on the spiritual, moral, social and personal development of pupils
- and our commitment to gaining and maintaining the standards required for the current accreditations we hold:
- Basic Skills Quality Mark- renewed three times
- Flagship Status for Inclusion
- Dyslexia Friendly (full status)
- ICT Mark
- 360 degree safe e safety
- Science Quality Mark-Silver
- Healthy Schools
- UNICEF Rights Respecting School Level 1
The Two Gates curriculum has been organised into overarching themed topics within year groups where links have been made across the curriculum in order for it to be delivered in the most relevant and meaningful way possible.
The core subjects, English, Mathematics and Science are integrated with the foundation curriculum for seamless learning where purposeful links can be made, or taught discreetly when this is not possible. We also ensure that Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education is taught and referenced across the curriculum as well as being taught discreetly when content necessitates.
Each term classes produce a curriculum overview document for parents which can be found in the Parent Guides section of this site.