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The Curriculum at Greenleaf
At Greenleaf, we believe every child deserves an holistic education. Therefore, the curriculum at Greenleaf is not just about lessons; it encompasses all the learning experiences of a child.
We ensure that a Broad and Balanced Curriculum is offered to all our pupils, which comprises all the opportunities for learning.
- Building on learning experiences gained outside of school
- A formal programme of lessons in the timetable which are based on the National Curriculum.
- A creative, dynamic and interactive teaching environment to stimulate individual learning
- Extra-curricular activities i.e. Sports Clubs, Music Clubs, Art Club, Chess Club, Fun Club, Drama Club, School Shows etc.
- Outside educational visits to enrich subjects being taught e.g. Visits to museums, art galleries, local market, Suntrap etc
Outside speakers e.g. School Nurse, Community Police Officer etc
A climate of relationships, attitudes, behaviour and overall quality of life established in the school community as a whole.
Opportunities to explore, understand and practise democracy and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
At Greenleaf we place Literacy, Numeracy and Science at the core of all the learning. The subjects of the Geography, History, Computing, Design Technology, Art, PE, Music, PSHE and RE are not only taught discretely, but are also connected to work through topics which make the most of cross curricular links with other subject areas. The children’s social, spiritual, moral and cultural development are umbrella themes across the curriculum.
Within our curriculum we allow for different elements of learning:
Knowledge: the factual content of what is being learned;
Concepts: generalised ideas which organise knowledge and experience and enable pupils to predict
Skills: e.g. communication, study, problem solving, thinking, physical and creative, numerical and interpersonal;
Attitudes: values and personal qualities.
Providing such a broad and balanced curriculum therefore gives our pupils access to the fullest possible understanding of the world in which they live.
Click to see the curriculum map for 2016/2017:
Literacy - Reading and Writing Genres
Click on the correct file for your child's year group for an overview of the reading and writing genres they will be studying this year. Our Literacy is based around a whole text approach, studied in depth over several weeks. This enables children to really develop a love of literature and allows time to explore different responses, eg. diaries, letters, etc.
Literacy - Spelling, Grammar and Handwriting
Mathematics at Greenleaf
The Maths curriculum at Greenleaf aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Please click below to find out what children will be learning in each year group.