Key Principles of our Curriculum:
The Concentric Curriculum
At Racemeadow Primary Academy, our Concentric Curriculum motivates,engages and inspires pupils through a series of learning journeys that we call 'Mini Missions'. Each mini mission lasts 2 - 4 weeks and focuses on two subject areas at a time.
We use The Concentric Curriculum as our vehicle to deliver learning in Writing, Science, History, Geography, Art and Design and Design Technology.
The beginning of each 'Mini Mission' is designed to hook all children in and acts as the launch to their learning. All learning related to the 'Mini Mission' is captured in one book.
The Mini Missions enable clear coverage of the National Curriculum.
Children are exposed to a broad and balanced curriculum, which enables them to achieve their full potential in the acquisition of skills and their physical, intellectual, social, moral and spiritual areas of development, regardless or race, gender or creed.
All objectives for all subjects are sequenced to ensure cumulative fluency clear progressions.
At Racemeadow Primary Academy, pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of the the key religions.
We follow the SACRE Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus.
A range of teaching methods are employed including opportunities for pupils to take part in art, drama, cooking and visits to local places of worship.
We have developed a partnership with our local church, St Mary's and the children take part in celebrations such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter, as well as visiting the church to explore aspects of the RE syllabus.
Click on the document below for information about our PSHE curriculum.
We use the Charanga online platform to plan and deliver our Music curriculum. This ensure that non-specialist staff are confident at planning and facilitating high quality music lessons.
At Racemeadow Primary Academy, we use Read Write Inc.
Read Write Inc. Phonics is a highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year-olds created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press. The training and support from Ruth Miskin Training, rated Outstanding by the Department for Education, ensure the programme has the best chance of success in schools.
The Read Write Inc. programme is carefully matched to the new curriculum, giving your children the best chance of success in the national tests. It shows teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
Our school uses Read Write Inc. Phonics for our children in Reception to Year 1 and for our children in Years 2,3 and 4 who need to catch up
|Read Write Inc. Phonics is used by over a quarter of the UK’s primary schools. It is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child.
For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to:http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
We use the Primary Languages Network website to teach French in KS2.
We use the Get Set 4 PE sheme of work and online platform to deliver our PE curriculum.
We aim to provide a safe and stimulating environment where children can become independent learners. They are encouraged to explore and experiment whilst their knowledge is extended by careful adult interaction and intervention. The adults observe the children learning through play and use these observations to plan next steps in each child’s development.
The Early Years framework is split into three ‘prime’ areas of learning and development and four ‘specific’ areas of learning and development.
Learning in all areas takes place inside and outside everyday. Both indoor and outdoor environments enable children to learn through a balance of adult led and child initiated activities. We also aim to use the children’s interests to make their learning more exciting and appealing.
We work closely with parents/carers and have an open-door policy where staff can address any concerns and share magic moments of development whether during the school day or at home.
For more information about the EYFS you can download a copy of What to expect, when? from www.foundationyears.org.uk which suggests ways that parents can support their children in Nursery and Reception.