At St Stephen Churchtown Academy we are delivering literacy and numeracy lessons in line with the raised expectations of the new National Curriculum.
The new National curriculum has age related expectations rather than levels. We will be making our target setting and reporting age related in the future to give you a clear picture of your child's level of attainment and progress.
We are using the Inspire Curriculum to structure delivery of the new National curriculum; This has been written by teachers and other education professionals in Cornwall. It uses the context of Cornwall for much of the learning which we feel is important. It is very cross curricular in structure making as many links between areas of learning as possible. Sometimes this is described as topic work rather than individual subject study. This is also supplemented by teachers’ own topics. Please be aware that the French section of the plans is incorrect. Our school, in line with the Brannel Cluster will be learning Spanish. An additional section for Spanish is being uploaded as these are available.
The Curriculum spans Key Stage 1 & 2 and is designed to ensure coverage and progression: click on link for access to New National Curriculum for England Key stage 1 and 2 framework document.
We are retaining the strong focus on progress in core subjects that has always been a feature of the curriculum that we deliver. Progression in phonics, children's understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar, maths, reading and writing are our top priorities. Opportunities to further understanding in these areas are a feature of the curriculum.
We are using the Storytelling Approach to teaching writing throughout our Academy. Giant Phonics is the principal scheme for delivering Phonics. This is supported by Rapid Phonics catch-up programme.
Our focus on sport and, being active and outdoor learning are also characteristics of our curriculum. We know from our parents and from our children that this is important to them. Our curriculum is supplemented by a wide range of clubs, many of which are sport linked. A large percentage of pupils in both Key stage 1 and 2 participate in at least one extra-curricular activity.
We are formally evaluating our curriculum throughout this coming year so we would be keen to hear your views and impressions of the content of the new curriculum and most importantly what your children are enjoying learning.
Link to Statutory Framework EYFS, KS1 and KS2
Link to Inspire Curriculum
Link to National Curriculum