Teaching & Learning
At Goose Green we aim to present the best possible learning opportunities to our children and continually review and evaluate the curriculum being offered. Central to the most recent review (January 2017) was our desire to ensure that learning was relevant, enjoyable, challenging and reflective of our pupils while still covering the requirements of the Early Years or National Curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of our children as well as make the most of the learning opportunities offered by the richness and diversity of our families, our local community, and surrounding area.
The curriculum is based on half termly, year group, cross curricular topics. These topics are based around high quality engaging texts from “The Power of Reading” project. Topics have a broad starting point to allow the learning to be directed and personalised to each cohort’s individual needs and interests.
The curriculum has been designed to offer a starting stimulus – whether this is a visit out, an emersion day in school or a visitor coming to speak to the children. These experiences will stimulate the children’s interests and kick start their topic learning. At the end of each topic the children will have an opportunity to demonstrate their learning in a practical, meaningful task or activity.
Phonics is taught from Nursery through Reception and Key Stage One using the “Letters and Sounds” scheme of work supplemented with resources from Read Write Inc. and Jolly Phonics. For more details about how phonics is taught at Goose Green please see the link below.
For more information about our curriculum please follow the links below:
- Curriculum Map
- Long Term Curriculum Map – This is an overview of the whole school curriculum including a detailed breakdown of the content each year group’s topics.
- Phonics teaching guidance – Details of how phonics is taught at Goose Green
- The Power of Reading
- The National Curriculum 2014
- Class Zone
- ERASMUS - Project Based Learning