The curriculum at the Academy is planned using the National Curriculum statements and is delivered through exciting ‘themes’ that will engage our learners. We use Cornerstones as the basis of our curriculum. Through memorable experiences, and carefully planned themes our children develop not only literacy and numeracy skills, but also the skills that will enhance their personal qualities, including:
We endeavour to create links between areas of learning in order to have a cross curricular approach and incorporate activities that will apply the skills that have been taught. Learning is enhanced through various visits and visitors.
We want to give our pupils the best opportunities for developing knoweldge and skill in the Arts. We have a specialist art teacher who teachers Year 2-6 (see Mrs Moores Art Blog), linking what she teaches to the classes theme. To further
Our staff work hard to ensure that the learning environments reflect the themes being taught. We want to provide environments that immerse our pupils into the topic to motivate their learning.
A thread running through our curriculum is SMSC, although assembly themes, reflection time and PSHE sessions also focus on the social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspect. Religious Education is taught on a weekly basis following a more investigative approach (see the RE long term plan below).