Our curriculum challenges and supports all pupils to reach their full potential in all subjects. We develop their strengths and support them to progress in areas that they find challenging.
Our teaching staff work in teams to cover the essential curriculum subjects. Our team approach to topic learning ensures that our curriculum is broad and balanced, and that regular links are made between areas of learning; we know that this is how children learn best.
Our curriculum evolves each year to suit the needs of our pupils, and although topics may start with a similar stylus, we are more than happy for our children to work with their teachers to direct where their learning journeys take them.
To find out more about the curriculum our school is following please contact the Office or speak to your child’s class teacher.
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In the foundation stage children will spend much of their time on literacy activities. As they move up the academy, literacy provision will change and develop to suit children’s needs as they develop basic skills and become confident readers and writers. In key stage 1 we use the Letters & Sounds system for phonics learning.
At Greenfield we have been developing the teaching of Mathematics, in particular we have focussed on our approach to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to master all aspects of mathematics. Lesson are delivered by focussing on the 3 over-arching aims of the National Curriculum: Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving, this ensures that children have a deep understanding of concepts before moving on.
We use Times Tables Rockstars to promote the fluency of multiplication skills. Your teacher will give your child their login username and password – you can login by clicking here.
Mathletics is also used to promote the practice of key Maths skills. Children can play Maths games independently or compete against friends. Again your teacher will provide you with your child’s login and you can access Mathletics by clicking here.
All children will be taught the relationship between physical activity and a healthy body and a healthy mind from an early age. This will include the development of an understanding of the key role that healthy eating plays in the development of a healthy lifestyle.
ICT can be found across the whole curriculum. From the very youngest age children will become familiar with technology through the use of interactive whiteboards and tablets. They will have opportunities to use ICT themselves within whole class and small group teaching.
RE is an important area of the curriculum for all age groups. The academy has developed a culture and curriculum that encourages exploration of a broad range of faiths. At Greenfield in years 1-6 we focus on the 6 main world religions of Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism with opportunities to explore other faiths as and when relevant.
Science will be taught as both a separate and a key subject in its own right. It will also be taught through the International Primary Curriculum to ensure that children make the connections between science and other areas of learning.
The teaching of the arts and creativity is an important aspect of the curriculum at all ages. Art and pictures will underpin the development of literacy from the youngest age and will continue to influence pupils’ speech and writing as they mature and their skills develop. Music and singing will be encouraged not only in their own right, but also to enhance other areas of the curriculum.
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education
This will form part of the thinking skills approach to learning across the whole academy. It will be taught as a discrete lesson with the aim to stimulate debate and reflection within a structured setting.