Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Curriculum

From Year 1, the Academy’s curriculum is planned to include all aspects of the ten subjects outlined in the
National Curriculum. These are: Maths, English, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, ICT, Art,
Music and Physical Education. Religious Education is also taught.

We also place a strong emphasis on developing children’s understanding of their own and others’ needs and
feelings through a programme of PSHEC (personal, social, health, education and citizenship). This may be
taught as discrete lessons, integrated into other subjects and also promoted through assemblies and day-to-day events in our Academy life.

Whenever possible, we try to make links across subjects, so that learning in one area enhances learning in another subject. Some subjects such as Maths and English are taught daily. Others are planned across the year through Academy themes and topics. These themes have been chosen because they exemplify some of the values we believe are important for children’s future well-being and success. Each year group investigates a different aspect of the theme.

In all subjects we encourage children to ask and try to answer their own questions and explain their thinking.
We aim to include trips and real experiences into our curriculum whenever we can. Different teaching methods are used at different times in the Academy. During a week, a mixture of whole class, group and individual teaching and learning will be used, depending on which is most appropriate.