Curriculum - Context for Learning
Presenting Our Curriculum
Context for Learning - USPs
At Aerodrome Primary Academy we endeavour to instil a passion for literature, ensuring books are at the heart of the English curriculum. All children need a deep understanding of what they are learning in order that they can recall it fluently, use it flexibly and apply it readily. We aspire for all children to ‘read like a writer and write like a reader’ and therefore ensure we equip them with the tools to develop a writer’s voice, which they are confident to make heard. Children are encouraged to persevere with their learning in order to ensure that English skills are embedded and applied across our engaging curriculum, in a range of contexts. The purpose of our English curriculum is to enable all pupils to achieve their full potential.
We use the Letters and Sounds programme to ensure a systematic approach to teaching phonics. Alongside this we use Cued Articulation, which is a set of hand cues for teaching the individual sounds in a word. The hand movements are logical – each hand movement represents one sound and the cue gives clues as to how and where the sound is produced.
For more information, see English policy
At Aerodrome Primary Academy, we aim to develop a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths across the school. We aspire for all children to be given the foundations for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. This will be reliant upon the creation of self-driven learners that regulate their own learning as they progress through fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
The curriculum and delivery of the curriculum will be devised so that no matter what the child's prior experience or preconceptions might be, maths will be an exciting adventure that everyone can enjoy, value and master!
We use the White Rose scheme of learning from Year 1-6 flexibly, which has been devised from the National Curriculum. The focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving enables differentiation for all ages and stages, whilst all pupils work towards the same learning intention. Pupil feedback suggests that the scheme has helped them build ‘confidence’, ‘resilience’ and a ‘passion for maths’.
Maths in the Early Years
In Nursery and Reception, teachers plan daily based on interests and needs of the children. Provision includes carpet session, free flow opportunities, focus group teaching and up levelling of independent learning. This includes indoor and outdoor learning opportunities which ensure that children develop the mathematical skills from ‘Development Matters’.
For more information, see Maths policy