Gonville Academy

Gonville Academy
Gonville Road
London
CR7 6DL

TELEPHONE:
0208 684 4006

EMAIL:
gonvilleoffice@gonvilleacademy.croydon.sch.uk

Curriculum

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Curriculum

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At Gonville Academy we believe in quality learning and teaching. We aim for our children to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum which provides plenty of opportunities for creativity, and enables students to apply new knowledge and skills across subjects.

We have developed an innovative ‘text and context’ curriculum, which is based on a ‘Gonville Canon’ of rich reading texts. Learning in Humanities is linked to improving student knowledge and understanding of book contexts, to enable students to access texts at a deeper level.

Mathematics is taught discretely, with a full Mathematics Mastery programme embedded in Reception and KS1. In KS2 we provide a range of opportunities to practice fluency, reasoning and problem solving and use elements of mastery across the curriculum. We are gradually growing a full Mathematics Mastery approach across the school, and all year groups will follow the full programme over time.

Science, ICT, R.E., PSHCE, P.E., Music, Art and French are taught discretely, and opportunities are sought for meaningful cross-curricular links across the curriculum.

Our students work in a variety of ways: as a class, in groups, pairs or individually. The emphasis is always on active and meaningful involvement of children in their own learning. All children have regular opportunities to engage in musical and creative activities. In addition, the curriculum has a strong international focus. As such, our academy has developed numerous links with partner schools and organisations both within the UK and abroad.

Our curriculum encourages the well-being of the whole child, and we foster an environment where the academic, social, cultural, spiritual and physical development of each child is valued.

Gonville Academy