Gloucester Road Primary School

Gloucester Road
Nursery & Primary School


 2017-2018 Curriculum

Terms 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview for Project key questions 

Terms 3 and 4 Curriculum Overview for Project key questions 

Term 2 Curriculum Overview for Project key questions 

Term 1 Curriculum Overview for Project key questions 

2016-2017 Curriculum

Term 1 Curriculum Overview for Project key questions 

Term 2 Curriculum Overview for Project key questions 

Terms 3 and 4 Curriculum Overview for Project key questions

Terms 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview for Project key questions 

This is the curriculum content for Year 1 - Year 6.

Curriculum Overview 2016 - 2017

A short video for parents outlining the KS1/KS2 national curriculum tests for 2016 is available on line. 

It can be found at:

Our reading scheme is Project X. Our phonics scheme is Sounds Write. We use a range of classics in each class and use Pie Corbett's Reading Spine. 

2015 - 2016

Summer Term 2015-16

Curriculum Design – When a few tweaks lead to transformation!


Eighteen months into my first headship our school has achieved so much in such a short space of time. Following a most positive review of the school led by Mary Myatt our next steps are to enhance the strides we have already made with curriculum design.

In order to “enhance” our experiential curriculum required deeper thinking about our core purposes on creating an even more cohesive curriculum.

  • What do we want our children to learn?
  • How will this journey evolve?
  • How are we going to focus on fewer things in greater depth?


We wanted a curriculum that was designed through the eyes of the child and a whole school theme that would unite our thinking, inspire, engage and provide children with a sense of purpose in what they had to achieve. Through designing the curriculum in this way our new “Learning Journeys For All” will depict a journey of depth in learning. It will also enhance our “Integrated Approach” at the end of the term so that we assess the right things at the right time.

The story so far…

Terms 5 and 6 Curriculum is titled “The Tree of Life” and stems from one picture captured in the Guardian Eyewitness. It then evolves so that we all work from one book “The Giving Tree” One piece of art, Gustav Klimt’s Tree of Life and one idea ”Creation”

The learning environments outside the classroom have changed dramatically. Previously they would be highly creative from the first day of term. When the children arrive back to school they will be presented with a total blank canvass. This will set the scene of the Tree of Life Exhibition in term 6, of which the children will be responsible for creating and a great opportunity for parents to be invited to whole school “exhibition style” event.

The initial whole school plan…


From this all teachers planned their aspect of the theme…


For details of the curriculum content please look at teachers refined planning on the website.

The children were shown the stimulus before the theme began. We used our WWW…we were wondering lessons to gauge their opinions, ideas and thoughts. This is what we mean when we say our curriculum is based and planned around their interest.

The Corridor  - The Blank Canvas -  awaiting the art exhibition.





There are no galleries in this group.

2015 - 2016 

All themes are led by a National Curriculum subject but will be planned around English in the first instance. All themes focus on quality reading texts and teach writing through Talk for Writing. Each theme will then cover all other subject areas in a themed approach.

National Curriculum 2015 – History – A Sense of Time




Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Year 4

Year 5/6

Once Upon a Time

Queens and Castles


Fire Fire Fire

I came, I saw, I conquered

Groovy Greeks

Keep calm and carry on

History led 

History led

History led

History led


History led

History led

Children develop a sense of where they are in History – When they were born and significant events since.


Looking at the lives of significant individuals – Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.

Study of event beyond their living memory – The great Fire of London and the Plague.

A duel study of ancient civilisations – The Stone Age to Iron Age. Vikings will be explore also. 

A study of Greek life and achievements, and their influence on the western world.

A study of British History at a significant turning point – focusing on WW2.

National Curriculum 2015 – Geography – A Sense of Place




Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Year 4/5

Year 6


Town Mouse, Country Mouse


Glorious Gloucestershire

Water, Water  Everywhere…but not a drop to drink


The Living Rainforest

Geography led

Geography led

Geography led

Geography led

Geography led


Geography led


The mice will lead them on a journey of comparing and contrasting geographical features in the UK.

Understanding geographical similarities and differences in UK and The Antarctic. Focusing on Landmarks around the key areas.

Identifying the local area with a view to comparing it with other countries, extending their knowledge and understanding beyond the local.

Using water as a way to explore the wider world around them, focusing on environmental regions. Also looking at the necessity of water as a global citizen.

In this theme, Year 5/6 will learn about rainforests of the world, with a particular focus on the Amazon rainforest in South America.