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Curriculum Information

At Great Coates Primary School, we use a personalised curriculum which focuses on the teaching of skills. This helps to develop pupils not just academically but in all areas such as teamwork and perseverance preparing them for their next steps in life. The skills based approach explores real world problems and challenges. 

Teachers find out what pupils know already and what they would like to learn. Using this, the National Curriculum and the key skills, teachers come up with a project and questions to investigate which will be personalised to their class. 

Giving the children responsibility of their own learning has increased interest and motivation and is helping to ensure that tasks provide sufficient challenge. This active and engaged learning inspires children to obtain a deeper knowledge in the subjects they are studying.

A range of visits and visitors bring the curriculum alive for children. In Foundation Stage the curriculum follows children’s interest which is something we are developing through the rest of the school. 

Pupils have at least two hours physical education during the week.

Religious Education lessons cover Christianity and other religions.

If you would like any further information regarding our curriculum please contact  - Miss L Deans, Assistant Head teacher at Great Coates Primary School.

Long Term Topic Plan

 

CYCLE A

1

2

3

4

Optional

FS1 / FS2

 

Why Do You Love Me So Much?

 

Why Do Leaves Go Crispy?

Are Eggs Alive?

Why Is Water Wet?

Which Was The Biggest Dinosaur?

KS1

 

Superheroes –

WOW superhero day

Bright Lights, Big City

London Bus visit??

The Scented Garden –

WOW visit – Doddington Hall and Gardens

Splendid Skies

Rio de Vida?

LKS2

Tribal Tales

Road Trip USA

Predator

Gods and Mortals

Flow

UKS2

 

Off With Her Head

Frozen Planet

Pharaohs

 

A Child’s War

Scream Machine

 

 

CYCLE B

1

2

3

4

Optional

FS1 / FS2

 

Why Can’t I Have Chocolate For Breakfast?

 

Where Does Snow Go?

Can We Explore It?

Did Dragons Exist?

Why Do Spiders Eat Flies?

KS1

 

Paws, Claws and whiskers –

Yorkshire wildlife park

The Enchanted Garden

Muck, Mess and Mixtures?

Land Ahoy

Moon Zoom

LKS2

I am

Warrior

Scrumdiddlyumtious

Traders and Raiders

Playlist

Blue Abyss

UKS2

 

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

Darwin’s Delight

Hola Mexico

Gallery Rebels

 

Tomorrow’s World