The Gallions Curriculum

Our curriculum is rich, broad and balanced. We have designed a bespoke curriculum, combining discrete subject teaching with cross-curricular topics. Gallions has had a long-term commitment to developing the whole-child; creating a curriculum that is text and language rich and teaching excellence in the creative arts.

We teach English through an evolving set of quality texts and, where possible, these texts link with wider curriculum areas to add depth to our children’s knowledge. 

Each term, we have a whole-school project theme. In the Autumn Term, ‘We are Scientists’ and we discover; in the Spring Term, ‘We are Historians’ and we time travel; in the Summer Term, we are Geographers and we explore. The termly projects have a cross-curricular approach, combining English and foundation subjects. Each year-group has an overarching question, such as ‘Who were the greatest invaders?’ or ‘Is the air in Beckton clean?’. The question guides their learning across the project. Each project ends with a finale, where the children are challenged to be experts, sharing their knowledge with an audience. This gives purpose to learning and engages our pupils to have a depth of knowledge in their subject area and use expert vocabulary too.

If you would like to know more about our curriculum, please read our curriculum intent