Below you will find information regarding our approach to the curriculum, our curriculum overviews, and the Phonics & Reading Schemes that we use.
In addition to this, all year groups have memorable experiences planned for, including visits, experience days and practical learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Assessment opportunities are utilised so we know if the children have made progress and adapt our teaching as necessary. All learning is differentiated to meet the needs of the individual children in our care.
Parents can find out more about our curriculum at Parents Evenings, via newsletters and home school diaries, and at open afternoons or parent assemblies.
If you would like any further information please speak to your child’s teacher at the end of the school day.
For our reading scheme:
At Templars Academy the phonics scheme we follow is Song of Sounds which is a hands-on systematic synthetic phonics programme that meets the learning needs of all children and makes phonics fun.
The scheme is based around the sounds being sung to a familiar tune.
Feedback from parents: 'Great morning in class with my son and the new ways of learning phonics is fantastic for all the children, visual, sound, acting-sounds-singing. Can’t wait to visit again.'
We use No-nonsense spelling and ATTAK to support the children with their spelling.
The teaching of maths is based around the White Rose hub planning. Staff follow the small steps planning and adapt this to meet the needs of their classes.
In KS1 and KS2 non-core subjects are taught using a skills-based approach called Creative Links. In the first half term KS2 children are taught and practise skills in history, geography, Art, DT, music and group work, in the second half of the term the children then work on a project of their choice using the skills they have acquired in the previous half term, combining literacy and maths skills as well as science and outdoor learning opportunities.
In KS1 children focus on two subject areas each half term with a group project at the end of the half term.
In EYFS the work is planned in themed units, designed to appeal to children's interests, and allow learning to be 'joined up' and make sense to our learners.
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