Our curriculum intent reflects our school vision and embeds our school values. Scout Road Academy children have the skills, knowledge and attitudes to flourish and succeed as they move forward in life. They develop in a culture of respect, determination and positivity.
At Scout Road Academy leaders and teachers have designed a broad and balanced curriculum to provide quality learning experiences which will help our pupils to become numerate and literate and acquire the knowledge and skills that meet and often exceed the expectations of the national primary curriculum.
Our aim is also to equip our pupils with the skills and resilience which prepare them for the next stage of their education and the moral values to enable them to become good citizens now and in the future.
We recognise the importance and relevance of exploring our local heritage and promoting our pupils’ cultural capital. We want our children to know and understand their heritage both in a local context and as citizens of the world.
We have designed our curriculum to:
- be accessible to and meet the needs of all our children
- recognise and build upon prior learning taking into account research on how children learn
- provide first-hand experiences, including educational visits and extra-curricular activities to enrich our pupils’ education
- help children make connections in their learning and develop transferable skills
- recognise the importance of reading and encourage the use of story and texts
- enable children to become creative and critical thinkers, able to meet the challenges they face in school and in their daily lives
Last but not least we want our children to enjoy and engage in their learning, to become curious individuals with a love of learning that will help them achieve their full potential.
The EYFS Curriculum
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is made up of six areas of learning and development. These six areas connect with each other and all have equal importance. These areas are;
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication, language and literacy
- Problem solving, reasoning and number
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Creative development
- Physical development
The learning is based around some broad themes or topics which are also shared with Y1/2 on a two year rolling programme.
Assessment in the EYFS is based upon observations of individual pupils engaged in either focussed or self initiated activities. These observations are evaluated against the Early Learning Goals.
Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum
In both key stages the curriculum is taught through a range of themes or topics which form a two year rolling programme. Although Literacy and Numeracy are taught as discrete topics, where possible, other curricular areas are taught through a creative approach which helps to highlight the links between subjects.
Whole School Themed Weeks/Days
We aim to add to the curriculum by having themed weeks or days where the children can concentrate on one aspect of the curriculum eg: Healthy week, Chinese New Year. By involving the whole school this also gives our pupils opportunities to work with older and younger pupils on a similar theme.