Intention 1: Develop our learner’s learning (Our head and body: what we learn)
To develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and artistically.
Intention 2: Develop the character of our learners (Our heart and character: Who we are when we learn)
To develop learners to have a holistic set of values that prepares them for life in the modern world in a diverse and ever changing community.
Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners (Our actions and attitudes: How we act when we learn)
To develop the behaviours learners need to succeed in the world such as concentration, perseverance, imagination, co-operation, the enjoyment of learning, self-improvement and curiosity.
Intention 4: Develop the moral compass of our learners (Our place in the community and wider world: Who we are)
To understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills and understand society, build a firm set of personal morality, and to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others.
Please see our Curriculum intentions, implementiation and impact document below, and our curriculum promises, for a clear overview of our curriculum planning.
There is more detail on the implementation of our curriculum on the subject pages. Our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that children’s learning is centered around age appropriate skills; we take this approach in all subjects. Throughout everything, the learning of fundamental British Values and opportunities to develop wider understanding of the modern world are threaded through the curriculum, through our value based learning.
In Reading, we teach a guided reading curriculum that covers key skills needed to become a great reader – understanding inference, retrieval of information, authorial intent, understanding of text layout to name a few. We teach from the Rigby Star Guided reading scheme across the academy. Children access author based book collections, the school library, have high quality reading experiences such as the EOCT book awards, and teachers ensure that children regularly read at home and in school. We use School Library Service every half term to refresh our topic book collections.
We use Read, Write Inc phonics planning to ensure consistent teaching of phonics across the infants section of the academy.
In writing, children learn to become great writers through experiencing quality texts. They study a new book each half term, and generate high quality writing opportunities from this.
In maths, children develop mathematical skills through a consistent Mastery approach using the White Rose Maths Hub.
In the foundation subjects, we use a progressive, skill based curriculum called the “Learning Challenge” to ensure all of the foundation subjects are taught at age appropriate level and through an engaging enquiry format. This ensures we are able to accuately assess all of our foundation subjects.
Please see our curriculum sections for more details. Below you will find information for parents on the expectations within our curriculum.