Our curriculum

The staff at Eastgate Academy work very hard to produce a curriculum which not only meets, but enhances the requirements of the new New National Curriculum which was introduced in September 2014.  Looking ahead to September 2015, we are planning for the introduction of the Mastery Curriculum and how this will work at Eastgate.  The term ‘Mastery’ relates to an expectation that learning has been consolidated to such a degree that it is known, understood and embedded thereby leading to fluency. Mastery statements are used to describe the skills that children should be able to demonstrate for each year group.  The following downloads provide details of these skills for year groups 1-6 (year R follows a curriculum specific to early years foundation stage):

Below you will find information on:

  • the long-term plans for each key stage (Infants, Lower and Upper Key Stage 2)
  • the latest planning documents for each Class which provide more detailed information on how the long-term plans will be delivered.  There are also plans for PE across each phase group
  • information on homework which we will be adding to so that you can see what your child may be working on at home
  • the Skills, Knowledge and Key Concepts documents for each year group show what our expectations are at the end of each year for every pupil’s achievement in each subject area
  • information on Read Write Inc, the scheme we use across the Academy to help children learn and develop their reading and writing skills

We hope this provides a parents with a clear view of what your children will be learning and when. Keep coming back to this page to find out more about our new curriculum and speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions.

Long-Term Plans 2018-2019

Infants: Awaiting plans

Lower Key Stage 2: LKS2 Long term plans( Awaiting new plans for 2018 2019

Upper Key Stage 2:  UKS 2 long term plans  (Awaiting new plans for 2018 2019

PE Long-term plans:

EYFS and Key Stage 1-Long-term Planning PE 2018-2019

Lower Key stage 2 Long term Planning PE 2018-2019

Upper Key Stage 2 Long term planning PE  2018-2019

Current Class Plans

Class Plans for all our classes can be downloaded below.  These plans are for the Autumn term 2017.


Skills, Knowledge and Key Concepts Documents

The following documents show what our expectations are of pupils’ achievement at the end of each year for the different subject areas:

Read Write Inc

Our approach to reading is based on the Read Write Inc scheme.  This phonics-based system was introduced across the academy and provides accelerated progress in reading and writing.  The scheme allows pupils to work in small groups whose membership changes according to how the children are progressing.  The learning extends into other areas of the curriculum so that the children can apply the skills they have learned.  For more information on Read Write Inc and how you can help your child learn, please visit the Read Write Inc website.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

At Eastgate Academy we are committed to the development of the whole child nurturing social, physical, cultural, health and well-being needs.  Our PSHE Curriculum includes Restorative Practices and Paths. Our Paths programme teaches children to recognise feelings in themselves and others and how to deal with them. Restorative Practices teach children the skills to resolve their own problems and conflicts within a safe environment. In Year 6 pupils learn about sexual health, relationships and well-being.

Mental and Mindfulness meditation.

Mindfulness is simply what is happening right now, how your body feels and what you see, smell and taste.

When you notice what is happening around you, you focus more deeply, and that attention to your own senses, will help you improve in many areas of your life.

Improved focus will help you achieve at higher levels in sports, school, or music. We always do better when we are able to pay attention to what we are doing right now.