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Curriculum

All of our staff are dedicated and passionate about raising standards and improving the life chances for our children.  We value each and every member of our school community, treating each other with respect and encouraging all staff and children to ‘SHINE’.

 

Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging and empowering curriculum that equips them for life and future success.  At Glebefields Primary School we enable this by providing our children with a safe, positive place where children can grow socially and academically.

 

At Glebefields Primary School the breadth of our curriculum is designed based on the particular needs of our community to: allow enrichment of language opportunities, open up the breadth of possibilities and aspirations available to our children and allow the children to develop effective learning and interpersonal behaviours.  

The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school.   Through our school values we promote: Resilience, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Passion, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork.

We celebrate and teach the diversity of the world our children are part of, developing responsible citizens who have respect for others.  This is enhanced by the provision of trips and visits for real-life experiences, which engage children in current and future learning.

 

We want children to leave Glebefields with a sense/understanding of:

  • knowing right from wrong
  • aspirations for their futures
  • their own potential
  • being good role models who understand the law
  • being confident, respectful, well-rounded, happy and tolerant young people
  • having a strong work ethic
  • pride in their achievements
  • learning from their mistakes
  • the world around them cultural capital
  • effective learning
  • dealing with conflict appropriately

PSHE & RHE

Jigsaw is a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education.  It is a spiral curriculum, allowing children to come build upon prior learning. 

Through Jigsaw children will be:

  • learning experiences to help them navigate their world 
  • developing positive relationships with themselves and others
  • building resilience
  • developing emotional literacy
  • nurturing mental health and physical health
  • learning mindfulness techniques to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus

 

Commando Joe

At Glebefields we deliver the Commando Joe Programme (known as CoJo). This is a programme of outdoor learning for all pupils from Nursery through to Year Six. The challenges and missions set by inspirational achievers supports our children in developing the seven core values of RESPECT that underpin our school values. 

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Forest School

 

What is Forest School and why do we do it?

 

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

Forest School has a developmental ethos shared by thousands of trained practitioners around the world, who are constantly developing their learning styles and skills to support new and imaginative learners. Its roots reach back to the open-air culture, friluftsliv, or free air life, seen as a way of life in Scandinavia where Forest School began. It arrived in the UK in 1993 and has grown from strength to strength since then.

 

The process helps and facilitates more than knowledge-gathering, it helps learners develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for learners to try stuff out and take risks. Forest School inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how a learner fits within it. Our approach to risk means that learners constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience. We believe that risk is more than just potential for physical harm, but a more holistic thing, there are risks in everything we do, and we grow by overcoming them. Forest School therefore, helps participants to become, healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.

 

There is lots of research out there to support the outcomes of Forest School, but we know that it isn’t just the educational outcomes and research that matter, our learners and leaders love it too!

 

Our sessions are led by Jason Hardwick, Elements Forest Schools, on a Tuesday and a Thursday each week.

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