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Curriculum

In Years 1 to 6, English, Maths and Science are taught discretely, following national guidelines. Throughout KS1 and KS2, children enjoy focused, carefully planned core lessons, which reflect the emphasis placed on teaching the children reading, writing, numeracy and investigative skills.

Other subject areas are predominately covered in an integrated manner through topics or themes embracing particular focuses. These are: Information Technology (ICT), and the foundation subjects of Music. Art, History, Geography, Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE), Design and Technology (D&T), Physical Education (PE) and Religious Education (R.E).

Children work in a variety of ways: as a class, in groups, pairs or individually.The emphasis is always on active and meaningful involvement of children in their own learning. All children have regular opportunities to engage in musical and creative activities. In addition, the curriculum has a strong international focus. As such, our Academy has developed numerous links with partner schools and organisations abroad.

PE is am important part of the curriculum; therefore all children take regular part in regular physical exercise. Applegarth Academy actively encourages children to make healthy choices. This includes rewards for those who opt for fruit as a playtime snack or for choosing fruit or vegetables alongside their lunchtime meal.

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is incorporated into PSHE. Every effort is made to match the teaching and knowledge to the maturity of the children.  We aim to help pupils cope with the physical and emotional challenges of growing up, give them an elementary understanding of human reproduction and enable them to make informed choices about their health and environment and to resist bullying.

The Acadmey is very well resourced, enabling teachers to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum. We continue to invest in ICT so that our pupils can learn using the most up-to-date technologies. Within our curriculum we aim to provide for the academic, personal and social develpment of every child; encouraging them to work and think independantly so that learning is irresistable.

Additional Support for Children

We provide a range of targeted support in order to overcome barriers to learning. Additional support for children is achieved through appropriate assessment, setting personalised challenges and responding to individual needs. Staff work closely with parents to ensure the learning needs off all children are met.