Kingsgate Primary School

Our curriculum

Y1-6 Curriculum Map 2018-2019
Reception Curriculum Map 2018-2019
Nursery Curriculum Map 2018-2019

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Our vision

To maximise the life chances of our pupils

By aiming for academic excellence
By insisting on high standards
By teaching pupils to be ready, respectful and safe

These three things are our core purpose.

The vast majority of our children speak languages other than English at home. Many of our children start school with low skills in speaking and listening. Over half of our children come from families that are eligible for pupil premium funding. We know that many disadvantaged children start falling behind before they start school.

For all these reasons, we have a focus on speaking and listening in the Early Years. We focus on reading, writing, and mathematics across the whole school. As a result, our pupils achieve very well at each key stage. We teach these fundamental skills in ways that will interest and inspire children.

We emphasise the importance of these skills in other subjects. We make sure that children get engaging and challenging lessons in every subject. We make links between different subjects. We also aim to develop subject specific skills. For example, in history lessons, we teach children to think like a historian. Children make and follow their own lines of enquiry.

Children enjoy a range of first hand experiences. They go on many different trips. Visitors, workshops and investigative approaches get them excited by the curriculum. For example, children visit a science laboratory and they make their own shampoo.

We also place a lot of importance on the arts. All children in Years 4 to 6 learn a musical instrument. All children get opportunities to perform in public. For example, children perform at the Royal Albert Hall with other Camden schools. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform and hold workshops with children. Children also have the opportunity to be creative and learn a range of artistic skills.

Specialist sports coaches teach children sports, games, dance and gymnastics. Children also go to lots of competitions and compete with other children.

In after school clubs children practise new skills and have fun.

We prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We particularly emphasise the importance of cooperation and teamwork.

Kingsgate Primary School KS2     Kingsgate Road     London     NW6 4LB
Kingsgate Primary School EYFS & KS1     No 1 Liddell Place     London     NW6 2DJ
Tel 020 76245379