At Glebe Primary School we aim to provide an enabling, accessible curriculum that inspires life-long learning and fosters curiosity. We teach children to respect themselves and others in order to prepare them to take their place on our global interconnected world fulfilling their full potential.
English and Maths are given the highest status in our curriculum to help learners to improve their learning and performance in education, work, and life. These are embedded in the school’s curriculum.
At Glebe Primary School we follow the 2014 Primary English Curriculum objectives. In order to break the broad objectives down further we teach English under four key areas, each of these areas I broken down into fifteen strands. This helps teachers to plan for progression and identify gaps and weaknesses. The key areas and strands are as follows:
Being a reader
Being a researcher
Grammar and vocabulary
Handwriting and presentation
Glebe Primary School uses the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme for the delivery of phonics. This is adapted according to pupil and cohorts needs and strengths.
Reading is at the heart of our learning and teaching and is essential to every area of the curriculum. It is through reading that concepts are formed and we are able to make sense of the world and our place in it. Children are taught to read in a variety of ways. Each week children read individually and in groups during guided reading lessons; they are also given regular opportunities to share a book with others. Guided reading focuses on the skills of comprehension and critical appreciation. Teachers read a huge variety of written material regularly with the children, fiction and non-fiction, stories, reports, diaries, poems etc.
We have a home-school reading system (up to Year 6), which expects that children read at least four times a week and children are rewarded when they do so.
For more information on Reading at Glebe Primary School please see our ‘Teaching children to read at Glebe’ document.
Glebe Primary School uses The White Rose and Power Maths schemes to support the teaching of the National Curriculum for Mathematics. The following table is an example of the termly objectives for Maths:
Glebe Primary School uses Hamilton Trust scheme to support the teaching of the National Curriculum for Science. Here is an example of a topic overview:
The Glebe Primary School curriculum consists of: the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects, which are taught through a relevant, contextual and inspiring creative curriculum, RE, PSHCE, Unicef Rights Respecting School aims and visits and visitors to ensure learning is always first hand where possible and a programme of extracurricular activities that includes creative and physical opportunities. Each term we also provide a detailed outline of the topics and focus to be covered in each subject by each year group.
Glebe Primary School uses the Essex County Council Religious Education syllabus. Learning focusses mainly on Christianity with specific studies on other religions. Parents and carers who do not wish their children to take part in Religious Education should inform the Headteacher who will make alternative arrangements.
Pupils take part in daily collective worship during assemblies. Collective worship at Glebe Primary School is broadly Christian in character but not distinctive of any denomination. Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children from collective worship.