Throughout the academy, all pupils have excellent attitudes to their learning. All pupils enjoy learning, feel secure in their learning environment and are willing to have a go even when learning is challenging. PDET Review
The school engages children in all areas of learning – making learning fun and challenging. Parent
We value a broad and balanced curriculum. This is evidenced by the school achieving the School Games Mark and Music Mark membership. For more information about our curriculum please contact out Headteacher Ruth Nelmes on 01327 703154.
Our curriculum is designed around whole school topics e.g. Sun, Sea and Sand; each class takes a specific theme related to the topic in hand. In Classes 2, 3 and 4 teachers and learners use a prime learning challenge, whether that is Science, Geography or History based, expressed as a question, as the starting point for each theme. ‘Wow days’ are then planned and carried out to hook the children’s learning. Topics begin with 'Immersion Weeks' wherein all learning is focused around the knowledge they need from the Science, History or Geography topic they will be learning about. This knowledge gain at the beginning of a topic, empowers the children to apply this through the literacy and cross curricular learning for the whole term. By taking starting points from the children’s context, the curriculum is brought to life and becomes exciting and interesting! In 2018-19, across the school, the children experienced 20 trips / visitors.
Our class topics can be view in the document below with a brief description of what will be covered in each. For detailed information about each topic and how we cover the National Curriculum, please see the class topic maps in the side panel.
As part of the curriculum, children study how democracy and the law works in Britain, appropriate to the age of the pupils. The curriculum enables opportunities for the children to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully and contribute positively to life in Modern Britain. Children are encouraged to understand and show a respect for a wide range of faiths and cultural diversity.
WW1 Walk-In Museum
Please see the links to the side and the Curriculum documents that are shown which outline the curriculum that is offered at our school. Further information can be found on our News page.
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