GLF Schools

GLF Schools

Curriculum Overview

 

 

It is not just what you learn but how you learn; children need to become learners for life to reach their full potential.

Our rich and varied curriculum will provide opportunities to develop skills to be successful in the future, including Language, Literacy, Maths, Science and ICT as well as History, Geography, Art and Design, RE, PSHE, PE, Music and Modern Foreign Languages. As an Academy, we will follow the outline of the National Curriculum.

The emphasis will be teaching through engaging topics and real life experiences, where creative learning is linked through exciting and relevant contexts that meet the different interests and needs of all its children.

Teachers and Learning Assistants will support the children’s learning, using their knowledge and skill to make a difference to every child.

 

The school’s exciting curriculum takes pupils on a journey of discovery and learning. As a result, they are highly engaged and motivated to learn.

(Ofsted June 2019)

Curriculum Statement

The curriculum of the school comprises all the opportunities for learning which the child encounters during the school day.

There will be a focus on learning through living.

Learning about the environment and sustainability, being self-sufficient and resourceful. Developing life skills through exploring nature and science, design technology and economics.

For example, part of the new grounds of the school will be developed into a Community Orchard. Providing endless learning opportunities for the children, as well as providing a project for the wider Forge Wood development to be involved in.

Phonics

All children in Reception will have daily phonics lessons, based on the Read, Write, Inc programme.

Physical Education

All children will have 2 hrs of PE lessons as part of their timetable. Children will not be excused from regular PE lessons unless a letter is written to the class teacher.

Religious Education

The school follows the West Sussex Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Parents and carers who do not want their child to take part in Religious Education lessons or in collective acts of worship should express their wishes in writing to the Executive Headteacher.

Home Learning

Children should be encouraged to develop a sense of responsibility for their learning and to think independently. Home learning should provide a regular three-way link between child, parent or carer and teacher. Homework should enhance, consolidate and support the children's learning in school.

In Reception, the children will take home a reading book and a book to share with their parents or carers. It is recommended that all children spend between five and ten minutes per day reading.

There will also be some Maths games and topic-related activities throughout the year.

 

Highly effective teaching ensures that pupils learn exceptionally well. As a result, pupils are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education, both personally and academically

(Ofsted June 2019)

 

Documents

Curriculum Date  
Autumn 1. Do you want to be friends? 15th Mar 2021 Download
Autumn 2. What happens when I sleep? 15th Mar 2021 Download
Badger Newsletter 17th Mar 2021 Download
Badger Newsletter Summer 1 31st Mar 2021 Download
Badgers Newsletter Summer 2 10th Jun 2021 Download
Barvember 1 17th Mar 2021 Download
Barvember 2 17th Mar 2021 Download
Beach Combers Home Learning 18th Jun 2021 Download
Bounce Home Learning 18th Mar 2021 Download
Common Exception Words 18th Mar 2021 Download
Early Learning Goals for Parents 15th Mar 2021 Download
English Autumn 1 17th Mar 2021 Download
English Autumn 1 (Year 2) 18th Mar 2021 Download
English games to play at home 17th Mar 2021 Download
English Web Autumn 1 (Year 3) 18th Mar 2021 Download
English Web Autumn 1 (Year 4) 18th Mar 2021 Download
English Web Summer 1 30th Mar 2021 Download
English Web Summer 1 (Year 4) 31st Mar 2021 Download
English Web Summer 1 Year 3 31st Mar 2021 Download
English Web Summer 2 28th May 2021 Download
English Web Summer 2 (Year 2) 28th May 2021 Download
English Web Summer 2 (Year 3) 28th May 2021 Download
English Web Summer 2 (Year 4) 28th May 2021 Download
English Web Year 2 Summer 1 31st Mar 2021 Download
Forest School Presentation 19th Apr 2021 Download
Forge Wood Cornerstones Curriculum Information 23rd Feb 2021 Download
Forge Wood EYFS and KS1 Results 28th Apr 2021 Download
Home Learning 17th Mar 2021 Download
Homework Web (Year 4) 18th Mar 2021 Download
Kingfisher Easter Newsletter 31st Mar 2021 Download
KS1 English Presentation 17th Mar 2021 Download
Land Ahoy Home Learning Summer 2 10th Jun 2021 Download
Lexia Letter 17th Mar 2021 Download
Maths Autumn 1 17th Mar 2021 Download
Maths Autumn 1 (Year 2) 18th Mar 2021 Download
Maths Parent Workshop 17th Mar 2021 Download
Maths Shed Letter 17th Mar 2021 Download
Maths Summer 1 30th Mar 2021 Download
Maths Web Autumn 1 (Year 3) 18th Mar 2021 Download
Maths Web Autumn 1 (Year 4) 18th Mar 2021 Download
Maths Web Summer 1 (Year 4) 31st Mar 2021 Download
Maths Web Summer 1 Year 3 31st Mar 2021 Download
Maths Web Summer 2 28th May 2021 Download
Maths Web Summer 2 (Year 2) 28th May 2021 Download
Maths Web Summer 2 (Year 3) 28th May 2021 Download
Maths Web Summer 2 (year 4) 28th May 2021 Download
Maths Web Year 2 Summer 1 31st Mar 2021 Download
Newsletter Autumn 1 (Year 1) 18th Mar 2021 Download
Online Safety PowerPoint 2019 23rd Feb 2021 Download
Otters Newsletter Autumn 1 17th Mar 2021 Download
Otters Newsletter Autumn 2 17th Mar 2021 Download
Otters Newsletter Summer 1 31st Mar 2021 Download
Otters Newsletter Summer 2 08th Jun 2021 Download
Scrumdiddlyumptious Topic Web 31st Mar 2021 Download
Set Sounds 1 18th Mar 2021 Download
Set Sounds 2 + 3 18th Mar 2021 Download
Spring 1 Do cows drink milk ? 15th Mar 2021 Download
Spring 2. Will you read me a story web 15th Mar 2021 Download
Summer 1 Newsletter MacArthur Class 31st Mar 2021 Download
Summer 1 Newsletter Shackleton Class 31st Mar 2021 Download
Summer 1. What's that sound web? 15th Mar 2021 Download
Summer 2. Why do Zebra's have strips 15th Mar 2021 Download
Topic Journey 17th Mar 2021 Download
Topic Web Autumn 1 (Year 3) 18th Mar 2021 Download
Topic Web (Year 4) 18th Mar 2021 Download
Topic Web Autumn 2 (Year 2) 18th Mar 2021 Download
Topic Web Memory Box 28th May 2021 Download
Topic Web Summer 1 (Year 4) 31st Mar 2021 Download
Topic Web Summer 2 (Year 2) 28th May 2021 Download
Topic Web Summer 2 (Year 3) 28th May 2021 Download
Topic Web Summer 2 (Year 4) 28th May 2021 Download
Topic Web Superheroes Summer 1 31st Mar 2021 Download
Topic Web Year 2 Summer 1 31st Mar 2021 Download
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets Home Learning 18th Mar 2021 Download
Will you read me a story web 31st Mar 2021 Download
Woodpecker Easter Newsletter 31st Mar 2021 Download
Year 1 Maths Presentation 17th Mar 2021 Download
Year 1 Newsletter Memory Box 07th Jun 2021 Download
Year 1 Newsletter Superheroes 30th Mar 2021 Download
Year 1 Number Bonds 17th Mar 2021 Download