Inspiring wonder, developing confidence, celebrating community
Glenfrome Primary School is proud of being Gold Rights Respecting School; visitors tell us that the school has a warm and welcoming feel and that our core values of Respect, Fairness, Courage, Aspiration and Joy are evident throughout. These values, which were created by our whole community, are at the very heart of our curriculum.
The Glenfrome Curriculum is an exciting, ambitious, topic based curriculum. It has been designed to develop children’s curiosity, inspire wonder and deepen knowledge and skills by teaching the rich content set out in the National Curriculum. Each year, children use their skills to build on and enhance their prior learning. This means that children are ready for the next stage of education when they leave us. Intertwined with our Core Values, our Learning Powers are a golden thread running through our curriculum: communication, co-operation, perseverance, enjoying learning, taking responsibility. Through these carefully thought out dispositions, we aim for all children to develop a love of learning and become successful, resilient young people.
Our curriculum is enriched by our extensive Forest School programme and our teachers create opportunities for learning outside in our six acres of grounds. In addition to this we are working towards achieving the Artsmark Gold Award in 2020. We work with partners from the community to provide a wide ranging arts provision where children develop their skills year on year.
We strongly believe that having real experiences brings learning to life; we carefully select educational visits and invite visitors to school to enhance children's understanding of their topics. Children also have the opportunity for two residential visits during their time at Glenfrome, which contribute to our overarching aims of inspiring wonder, developing confidence and celebrating community.
The Glenfrome Curriculum allows children to question, investigate, evaluate and have hands-on experiences. We keep a record of our amazing experiences in our @21 Passports Glenfrome @21. The passport shows children what exciting adventures they can look forward to throughout their time here. Take a look at our curriculum overview to see the engaging topics we learn and the enrichment that is planned to bring it to life. Besides this, we have fantastic theme weeks and seasonal days.
The Glenfrome Curriculum ensures that our children have a good understanding of where they live and how it has developed over time. Many of our children come to Bristol from around the globe. Because of our unique setting, we are able to teach our children about the History and Geography that is on their doorstep. We use Purdown, St Paul’s, Snuff Mills, Eastville Park and the River Frome as a context for learning, as well as Bristol Harbour side and the wealth of historical evidence in our city. We also teach our children some of the really important things that are happening in the world right now such as the effects of plastic pollution, the refugee crisis and climate change. In short, children at Glenfrome leave us as confident, responsible global citizens, ready for the next stage of their education.
Take a look at our topic and enrichment overview - you will see all the great things that are on offer!
Curriculum maps by subject
Please take a look at the class pages to see the current topic webs which show what is being taught in each subject this term.