At Guilsborough Primary we have recently introduced a themed creative curriculum, which works within the new National Curriculum 2014. Every half term we follow a new theme and, where we can, pupils' learning is linked to the theme. We only make links that are relevant and help to enrich pupils' learning.
This is a big one-page document that we all refer to, and is a brief summary of all that is being taught across the school this year. Each class teacher then prepares their own long-term plan for the year and half termly curriculum maps, which have far greater detail. Teachers will supply a hard copy to parents on request, and will send more specific detail on their termly letters to parents. Copies are also available on each individual classes page on the website, if you scroll down the 'Our School' section.
Alongside, the themed work, we also have a strong emphasis on pupils extending their key skills of English and Maths. Every class has English and Maths lessons daily, together with phonics/grammar sessions in small groups of pupils at a similar ability level. In addition, all children from Year 1 upwards take part in Big Maths challenges, which include quick mental recall and weekly challenges surrounding the 72 maths facts which are vital to help pupils make further progress with their mathematical knowledge.