Our Curriculum at St Edmund's Academy follows the National Curriculum and therefore we aim to provide our children with a Curriculum that is balanced and broadly based , which
Our Curriculum is then tailored to suit the needs and learning of our children. Although we ensure that we follow the statutory National Curriculum, we have also added additional schemes to allow our children to grow and thrive within our community.
Aim to ensure all our pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development so that they are ready to learn both now and in later life. We follow the guidelines of the National Curriculum, details of which can be found from www.gov.uk.
Our maths curriculum is based around the Abacus resources, details can be found on www.activelearn.co.uk . These resources are adapted for groups and individual children to ensure that all children have an opportunity to develop their mathematical skills and understanding, to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills and to ensure that they are challenged appropriately.
Our English, science, topic (history and geography) teaching uses Hamilton Trust resources (www.hamilton-trust.org.uk ).
We teach phonics using Letters and Sounds. More information can be found here www.letters-and-sounds.com
The national curriculum only forms one part of the school curriculum and have chosen to enhance our curriculum with PATHs (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies)www.pathseducation.co.uk . The programme teaches social and emotional learning where children are supported to:
- recognise emotions and values
- make constructive choices about personal and social behaviour; and
- show understanding and empathy for others.
The PATHs programme aims to develop children’s emotional well-being by encouraging resilience, perseverance and independence which are vital skills for life. As a school we strongly believe that the key to children being successful learners who are able to fully access learning across the curriculum is for them to be encouraged to develop positive self-esteem and good behaviours for learning. To enhance our PATHs curriculum the school also uses Thrive (www.thriveapproach.com )as part of our nurture provision to develop healthy curious minds and happy, confident and creative children.
If you would like any further information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.
What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.