At Southery Academy our curriculum meets the requirements of the new National Curriculum. We are using the Inspire Curriculum which has been developed by Cornwall Learning. This shapes the new Statutory 2014 Primary National Framework into an integrated thematic curriculum which links to the wider world of work, life-skills and learning outside the classroom. We will adapt units to meet the needs of our children.
Each themed unit will last for the half term and will include some opportunities to apply maths learning.
Maths teaching will continue to be based around the Abacus maths scheme which has been updated to meet the higher expectations of the new curriculum.
We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. We use Oxford Reading Tree as our main resource for teaching reading skills and this is supplemented through the school to ensure that children have reading material that is suited to their level of interest and development.
The school organises regular enhancement opportunities for the curriculum and this year will include a book week, a multicultural week and a Healthy Living week.
Partnerships with outside groups such as the dental nurse and community police enhance the delivery of the curriculum.
Educational visits are encouraged to support work in the curriculum. We aim for 1 visit per term for each class. This has been successful and culminates in the residential visit for Year 5 and 6 which takes place every other year.
We provide a range of extra-curricular opportunities including clubs for football, netball, backgammon, library and Y6 revision. A sports club is provided by an external group.
If you would like to find out more about any aspect of our curriculum ask your class teacher or use the contact us form on the website.