Schemes of Work

We believe that children learn best when they are motivated, happy and interested so we offer an interesting and varied curriculum, which is planned to meet the needs of every individual.

The academy curriculum is based on the requirements of the National Curriculum consisting of English, Maths, Science, ICT, Design and Technology, Art, History, Geography, Music, PE, RE and French.

The National Curriculum at our academy is split into 3 Key Stages.

Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery, Reception (YR) EARLY YEARS
Key Stage 1 – Y1 and Y2 (INFANT)
Key Stage 2 – Y3 to Y6 (JUNIOR)

Our dedicated teachers plan closely to produce exciting, relevant and differentiated activities which ensure that all children are able to access the curriculum and achieve high standards.  For further details please see our Teaching and Learning Policy.

 
In line with all schools within CAST we follow the God Matters Scheme for RE. Each class in the school follows the same topics. An overview of the topics covered in each year group can be found by following the link below.
Phonics and Reading
 
Synthetic phonics is taught daily from the Nursery class through to Year 2. We use a synthetic phonics programme called Letters and Sounds to teach our pupils to read.  We have invested in an interactive programme called Phonics Bug to help make the learning as fun as possible.

As the children progress with their reading we use a range of reading schemes throughout the school which includes Pearsons and Oxford Reading Tree. These are colour banded to match children's reading levels. When a child is ready to move onto the next level, they are awarded with a reader wrist band.

Children are also encouraged to read for pleasure in school and at home, both on-line and the more traditional way!

 

Mathematics
 
We used the abacus scheme as the basis for our teaching in Mathematics.
PSHE
 
We use R-Time as the basis for our teaching of Personal, Social and Health Education. This is a progressive resource that supports children in developing positive relationships to support learning across the curriculum.