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Curriculum

Our aim at Castle Academy is to provide a curriculum which:

  • is innovative and challenging;
  • demonstrates a clear progression from EYFS through to Year 6;
  • encourages and values enquiry, creativity, problem solving and independence;
  • engages and motivates pupils;
  • is inclusive and accessible to all of our learners;
  • creates a sense of enjoyment and a thirst for knowledge;
  • provides our learners with the skills they will need to become critical thinkers of the future.

Our well-developed curriculum is underpinned by the statutory National Curriculum and the EYFS Framework. We enhance and adapt this with well-planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Our curriculum approach is knowledge-engaged; we focus on developing knowledge and skills across the curriculum. We review and revisit skills and knowledge regularly and develop our learners to become resilient and reflective.

At Castle Academy, we offer a well-planned curriculum, delivered by dedicated staff in an ethos of care and support, which is centred around our core values. Our curriculum provides our pupils with the necessary life skills to be able to make a valuable contribution to wider society.  

Please click on the document below to view our curriculum overview for each year group in each subject.

Curriculum overview

English overview and outcomes

Maths overview and outcomes

 

Read, Write Inc

At Castle Academy our children follow Read Write Inc. for phonics.

Please click here for more information.

Relationship and Sex Education

At Castle Academy, we follow the Jigsaw curriculum for Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). 

Please click on the links below for more information

RSHE - A Guide for Parents and Carers leaflet

Jigsaw - Information Leaflet for Parents and Carers

You can visit our PHSE webpage here for more information about our PHSE curriculum.

Religious Education

The RE curriculum is determined by the local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), which is responsible for producing the locally agreed syllabus for RE. Agreed Syllabuses used in schools (maintained or academy), which are not designated with a religious character must ‘reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’. Schools with a religious designation may prioritise one religion in their RE curriculum, but all schools must recognise diverse religions and systems of belief in the UK both locally and nationally.

The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education

Knowledge-Organisers

Subject-Knowledge-Organiser

PSHE


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