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Curriculum Statement

Gooseacre Primary Academy aims to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated to provide for varied abilities. Barriers to learning are removed and we provide suitable learning challenges that respond to diverse needs. This encompasses a variety of exciting, first-hand experiences to enable children to acquire appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding preparing them for today’s world. Through the provision of a stimulating environment, children will develop to their full potential academically, socially and physically.

The framework for the children’s learning is provided by the National Curriculum which sets out the core subjects of Maths, English and Science along with ICT, PE, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Religious Education and MFL. We also teach Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education attaching great importance to the development of social skills. The curriculum encourages children to develop self-discipline and responsibility and to work collaboratively with others.

Great emphasis is placed on learning the basic skills of English, Communication and Maths. As well as teaching these lessons separately, we believe that a creative thematic curriculum where areas of learning are linked motivates children to learn more effectively and develop personal skills transferable across lessons and useful in wider life.

Foundation Stage Curriculum

Children within the Foundation Stage follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Please see below the Foundation Stage Curriculum overview for 2017-2018 & 2018-2019

FS Long Term Overview

Key Stage 1 & 2 

The curriculum is organised in a 2 year cycle for Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6.

For more information about the topic and curriculum that your children are working on in Key Stages 1 & 2, please click on the links below to view the curriculum overviews.

Y 1.2 Long Term Overview 2018-19

Y 3.4 Long Term Overview 2018-19

Y 5.6 Long Term Overview 2018-19

See below to see the Programmes of Study and Skills taught in KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2

POS Y1.2

POS Y3.4

POS Y5.6

Skills Overview Y1.2

Skills Overview Y3.4

Skills Overview Y5.6


Please feel free to speak to class teachers for further information on the curriculum.