We are passionate about providing exciting, stimulating, cross curricular learning opportunities that incorporate 2014 National Curriculum subject skills and knowledge.
It is our intention at Edward Heneage Primary Academy to ignite a real love of learning by providing a rich, varied and exciting curriculum that meets the needs of each and every individual. Therefore, we have designed a new, exciting and appealing curriculum, which is underpinned by the new National Curriculum 2014.
We are determined to enable the best possible opportunities for our children to attain academic and social excellence.We believe that our curriculum should be rich, varied and engaging as well as deliver the skills, knowledge and understanding needed in a robust and rigorous manner. As such we will plan for real life experiences and will include visits, visitors, and first hand learning experiences wherever possible to bring learning to life for our pupils.
We also believe at Edward Heneage Primary Academy that the interests of the pupils in our school are paramount to a successful curriculum, and as such we will ensure we use the pupil’s voice to guide our planning.
At the heart of this, are four key strands:
Read Write Inc (RWI)
This is the basis for our literacy teaching and learning. All pupils will start Phonics in Reception, moving onto the Language and Literacy programme by the time they enter Year 2. Any children who do not reach language and literacy by the time they get to Year 5 will participate in the Fresh Start programme.
All children also receive a dedicated spelling session and handwriting is formally taught until no longer needed.
Children who are falling behind will receive 1:1 catch up sessions during the afternoon.
Additional writing expectations
In addition to RWI every pupil must also produce at least one extended piece of cross curricular writing per week. All classes will plan for this on a Monday morning and complete within the week. This amounts to a minimum of 10 pieces per half term.
Each half term the whole school will conduct a mini study of an inspirational artist, sportsperson, author, inventor or historical figure. Learning will be displayed around the school.
Each class enjoys exploring novels in dedicated shared reading sessions.