We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Key Stage. Gulworthy’s curriculum is inclusive and allows all types of learners, those with SEN and high ability and talented children to thrive. Our children are encouraged to think about how they are living their lives, to be good citizens in school, the community and globally. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and is enriched through experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school. We foster a love for education, school, friends, family and ourselves. Using social learning, daily worships and RE lessons we encourage a strong personal focus on our values of truthfulness, compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship and respect. Wherever possible children will take part in a trip, visitor or experience. The school places a high priority on the performing arts; public speaking, dance, drama, singing and music. The main aim of our curriculum is for children to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education; preparing them for life as global citizens in the 21st century. Children who attend Gulworthy Primary School build cultural capital by working within the community and local church to improve their local area. The school has strong links with the Anglican and Methodist churches as well as members of our community. We strive to ensure all our children are lifelong learners and build upon their skills and knowledge gained at our school.
The areas of the curriculum include English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education and RSE. KS2 also studies a Modern Foreign Language and Religious Education is taught following Discovery R.E.
The school uses a two-year rolling programme in KS1 and a two-year rolling programme in KS2 to deliver these subjects through a topic based curriculum.
We have mapped out a progression of skills for our non-core subjects: