Curriculum

The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.

At Gorse Covert Primary School we strive to provide all children, regardless of gender, disability or race, with the best possible education, based on a broad and balanced curriculum with a clear entitlement to quality education which more than fulfils national requirements. Children are encouraged to learn in a way that is stimulating, fun and meets a variety of learning styles to accommodate the needs of all children.


At Gorse Covert School we aim:
  • To provide a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum, accessible and enjoyable to all pupils; providing them with skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to their current and future needs.
  • For successful pupils who have developed as a ‘whole child’, using individual talents and abilities to achieve their full potential and be confident to live their lives to the full.
  • Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural education (SMSC) underpins the school curriculum and we aim for children to leave this school with respect for themselves and others and tolerance of other faiths, races and cultures.
  • We will promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  • For a child leaving Gorse Covert School to say “I have given my best; I have respect for myself and others and I feel confident to meet the challenges that lie ahead”.
  • To create a partnership between home and school in order to work in close co-operation with parents, working together to maximise their child’s potential and engage in the wider school life.
  • To develop the school’s links with the wider community, to offer supportive use of the school site and facilities.
  • To maintain a pleasant, efficient, healthy and safe environment for all, within the school building, in the grounds and in the wider community. In this environment pupils can develop personal skills and positive attitudes at all key stages.
  • To develop a mutually supportive team, sharing expertise and providing opportunities to attain high levels of skills. This includes effective self-evaluation and communication between all personnel in order to promote the agreed values and principles of the school.

Our Curriculum

Due to mixed age classes, we operate a 2 year cycle (A and B). Over the 2 year period in Y1 and Y2 or Y3 and Y4 the children will have completed both cycles. Please use the link below to view our curriculum for Y1-Y6.

Y1-Y6 Curriculum-topics taught

PSHE Curriculum Y1-Y6

KS1 and KS2 Curriculum Statement

Religious Education

Warrington Local Authority have adopted the Lancashire RE curriculum as the Warrington Approved RE Syllabus. Below is a link to the syllabus overview.

Warrington RE Syllabus

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The link below links to our Early Years curriculum

Early Years Curriculum

In both KS1 and EYFS  they have a daily phonics lesson. We use the Letters and Sounds scheme of work for Phonics produced by the Primary National Strategy.

Letters and Sounds scheme can be found using this link

Letters and Sounds

If you have any further questions about our curriculum, please contact the headteacher, Mrs Cooke on 01925 825070