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Curriculum Overview

Guerrilla Curriculum is a skills based curriculum that combines essential core skills and knowledge with the opportunity for children to think and learn creatively.

Each term is based on a theme that our teachers design relevant, engaging and memorable learning experiences for the children. We offer a broad and balanced approach to primary education by meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum, whilst also providing opportunities for children to develop the skills they need as 21st century learners.

Each term heavily focuses on a particular area of the curriculum:

Autumn term is our history themed term called ‘Discover’ with each topic designed to allow space for teachers and children to explore big ideas and broad themes:

Y1 ‘The Magic Map’ Y2 ‘Time Detectives’

Y3 ‘The Big Dig’ Y4 ‘Movers and Shakers

Y5 ‘The Great Divide’ Y6 ‘ Beginnings’

Each topic contains linked and/or discrete science units, which help to build the unit of work.

Spring term is our geography themed term called ‘Explore’, and the focus for each year group alternates between ‘The Human Planet’ (Human Geography) and ‘The Active Planet’ (Physical Geography):

Y1 ‘Community’ Y2 ‘Drop in the forest’

Y3 ‘A place to call our own’ Y4 ‘Go with the flow!’

Y5 ‘A place called Nowhere’ Y6 ‘The force of nature’

Each topic has a ‘Big Issue’ to explore so that children are encouraged to deepen their understanding as their roles within their own community and as global citizens.

Summer term is our art themed term called ‘Create’, whilst this term focuses on the arts; they are also used throughout the year to enhance all areas of the curriculum:

Y1 ‘Incredible Creatures’ Y2 ‘Soundscapes’

Y3 ‘ The Great Outdoors’ Y4 ‘Grand Designs’

Y5 ‘Life through a lens’ Y6 ‘All the world’s a stage’

The Guerrilla Curriculum is underpinned by Skills Progression Grids. These support our teachers in planning across the curriculum and ensure high expectations for all children.

Mantle of the Expert is used to build learning with real purpose. Our teachers identify a ‘client’ who needs help. Through developing their expertise, the children rise to the challenge and meet the needs of the client. Connections are then made to ensure purposeful links with other curriculum areas.