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Campton Academy

Our curriculum

Intent – Our vision for the curriculum  

Every learner valued, every opportunity seized, every achievement celebrated

At Campton Academy we believe our core purpose is to ensure all pupils attain the highest standards in all aspects of the curriculum. Through our teaching we equip children with the skills, values, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives and develop a lifelong love of learning. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy, productive and rewarding lives. To achieve these goals we have a clear, shared approach to teaching and learning and to the school ethos.

Our intention is that our curriculum ensures that all the needs of the children are met and allows them to develop the skills and determination to become lifelong learners. Our curriculum has been designed in partnership with all our stakeholders; the children, all members of our staff, governors and parents.  Our curriculum has been designed to ensure all pupils are able to make excellent progress and to ensure this is achieved we have made reading a strong focus in our curriculum design.

Implementation – How our curriculum is being delivered.

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, but has been designed to go further to encourage our pupils to be able to challenge and critically think for themselves.  All of the subjects are closely monitored, curriculum leaders have a strong knowledge of their areas and work alongside teachers to ensure links are made across the topics.

 Our pupils are offered a very wide range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. Skills, attitudes and values are developed to prepare the children for the next stage of learning, and enable them to be successful in the community. We believe that effective learning takes place when there is considerable emphasis on active involvement, opportunities to talk both imaginatively and expressively, and to explain and clarify thinking.

There is evidence that teaching subject knowledge using a cross curricular approach allows pupils to make useful links between areas of learning, and consolidate skills. Children are also likely to be more engaged in their learning if they can make links between different subjects. This is something we have been mindful of when building our whole school long term plans.  We have ensured that there is strong focus on reading throughout all areas to enabling the children to be exposed to a rich environment of literature.  Woven into our curriculum is our PSHE scheme of work encompassing our set of Values and the British Values.  It is extremely important that children are taught and have relevant experiences, to develop the skills and resilience they will need keep safe and prepare them for life and work in our constantly changing society.

The has the following structure:  

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Reception

All About Me

Terrific Tales

Amazing Animals

What’s Outside?

Journeys

What can I fill my bucket with?

Year 1

Marvellous me

No Place like home

Once upon a time / Hot & Cold places

Science

 

Animals including humans / materials

Science

 

Animals including humans / materials

 

Science

 

Plants

History

 

Victorians

History

 

Comparing Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth

History

 

Cardington Hangers

Geography

 

Local environment

Geography

 

Study of UK

Geography

 

Weather in other countries.

Hot / Cold

Art

 

Portraits

Art

 

Mir Ó

Art

 

Natives

Sculptures

 

DT

 

Moving pictures

DT

 

Packed lunch problems

DT

 

Dips and dippers

Computing

 

Early coding

E-safety

Animated books

Computing

 

Finding, storing, organising & importing pictures

Coding / greeting cards

Computing

 

Writing and illustrating am e-book

Instructions

Music

 

Ourselves / animals

Exploring sound / pitch / beat

Music

 

Machines / Seasons

Percussion instrument

Music

 

Story time / travel

Exploring sound, beat, rhythm

RE

 

What do Christians believe God is like?

RE

 

Looking at special places

Churches, Mosques

Easter

RE

 

Who is Jewish?

What do they believe and how to they live?

 

PE

Multi-skills / Dance

PE

Gym / Ball skills

PE

Throwing, catching / Athletics

 

PSHE

Health & Wellbeing

PSHE

Relationships

PSHE

Living in the wider world

Year 2

Fire & Ice

Wonderful World

Land of the Dragons

Science

 

 

Materials

 

Science

 

Animals, including humans

Science

 

Plants and variation

Living things and their habitats

History

 

Great fire of London

History

 

Explorers

History

 

Chinese new year and the great wall

Geography

 

The seaside (hot and cold areas)

 

Geography

 

What a wonderful world

Geography

 

Let’s go to China

Art

 

Colour Chaos (Abstract Artists)

Art

 

Landscapes and Cityscapes (impressionist artists)

 

Art

 

Dragons (Sketching and drawing skills)

DT

 

 

Vehicles (Fire engines)

 

DT

 

Making Puppets

DT

 

Chinese Dragons

Sensational Salads

Computing

 

Coding

E-safety

Databases

Computing

 

Email

Coding

Computing

 

Presenting a researches topic

Taking and using photographs

 

Music

 

Ourselves

Toys

Our land

Our bodies

Music

 

Animals

Number

Storytime

Seasons

 

Music

 

Weather

Pattern

Water

Travel

RE

 

Sacred books and Stories

Celebrating significant times

RE

 

Caring for others and why it matters

Caring for the world and why it matters

 

RE

 

Inspiring people and religious stories

The good news Jesus brings

PE

Multi Skills

Dance

PE

Gymnastics

Ball Skills

 

PE

Field Games

Athletics

PSHE

 

Who are your VIP’s?

Rights

PSHE

 

Our bodies

Keeping Safe

 

 

PSHE

 

Think happy feel happy

Families

Year 3

Stones and Bones

Time changes

Up Up and Away

Science

 

 

Rocks and Soils

 

Science

 

Plants

Science

 

Animals including humans

History

 

The Stone age to the iron age

 

History

 

Ancient Civilization

History

 

Ancient Greece

Geography

 

Mountains, Rivers and Coasts

 

Geography

 

British Isles

Geography

 

Geographical Skills

Art

 

Autumn

 

Art

 

British Art

Art

 

Insects

DT

 

Juggling Balls

 

DT

 

Mechanical Posters

DT

 

Edible Garden

Computing

 

E-Safety / Networks

Animation

Computing

 

Coding

De-bugging

Computing

 

Collecting and analysing Data

Email and attachments

Music

 

Environment

Poetry

Music

 

China

In the Past

Music

 

Singing French

Ancient Worlds

RE

 

Places of worship

Ceremonies

RE

 

Trinity

Good Friday

RE

 

Jesus and the World

Religious Festivals

PE

Multi-Skills

Boot Camp

PE

African Dance

Mighty Moves

PE

Gymnastics

Athletics

PSHE

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

PSHE

 

Relationships

PSHE

 

Living in the wider world

Year 4

We’ll Meet Again

Local History

Storms and Shipwrecks

Science

 

Animals including humans

States of matter

 

Science

 

Electricity

Scientists

Science

 

Living things and their habitat

Sound

History

 

WW2

 

History

 

The history of RAF Chicksands

 

History

 

Anglo-Saxons

Geography

 

United Kingdom

Countries, Cities

Types of Settlements

 

Geography

 

Water

Water cycle

Pollution etc

Geography

 

Map reading skills

Art

 

Theme: Fruit & Veg

 

 

Art

 

At the seaside

Art

 

Bodies

DT

 

Designing a kite

 

DT

 

Battery operated lights

DT

 

Making bread

Computing

 

E-Safety Phishing/ Malware

Computer hardware

 

Computing

 

E-Safety - Plagiarism

Digital Music

Blogging

Computing

 

Software Developers

Collecting, analysing and presenting data

E-Safety – Screen Time

Music

 

Poetry and the environment

Sounds and Recycling

Music

 

Building and Around the world

Ancient Worlds

Music

 

Communication and Time

In the past

RE

 

Hindus

Sikh

 

RE

 

Muslims

Christians

RE

 

Islam

PE

Multi-skills

 

PE

Tennis

Multi-Skills

 

PE

Rounders

Sports Day

PSHE

 

Living in the wider world

 

 

PSHE

 

Relationships

PSHE

 

health and Wellbeing


The combination of subjects planned over a year will teach the statutory programme of study for the National Curriculum.  Our units of work are carefully chosen to provide full coverage of the National Curriculum and this is monitored through the use of national curriculum objectives which are reviewed each term to ensure coverage is going to be completed.

English

Our English curriculum follows the guidelines laid down in the National Curriculum. We aim to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word and by developing a love of literature through reading for enjoyment.

Not only do we encourage our children to become confident readers and writers but we value performance and the speaking and listening strands of the National Curriculum. We nurture confident children who engage in deep conversations and debates about topics and important issues. Children question each other in a challenging, yet respectful way, to further understanding and explore meaning. Drama is used to develop children’s expression and confidence and all children get the opportunity to perform on the stage. We teach children to present clearly and use intonation and expression to capture an audience and entertain.

In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils follow the fully synthetic Essential Letters and Sounds programme for phonics.

Maths

We aim to develop motivated, creative and resilient mathematicians who can confidently apply what they learn. Most of all, we want children to enjoy maths and to get excited about the challenges the subject can bring. Maths is about learning new skills and practising these to become fluent, so as to be able to apply them in real life situations. It is important to us that children see the relevance of maths and why it is needed in life. We set our children’s learning in context by making the links to real life, and across the curriculum, giving their learning worth.  To help us achieve this we are using White Rose maths to guide our planning.  We want the children to acquire long term deep skills to ensure they have a strong understanding.  In order to achieve this all the children are taught the same objectives at the same time, but built into our planning, is the support required to ensure all children can make progress.

Values

We follow a Values Based Learning programme, which explores values that are critical for us to understand life in modern Britain and beyond. Each half term, a new value is introduced and through assemblies and lessons the children learn what the Value means and how to demonstrate it, both at school and home. We think carefully about our values, explore them in our learning and expect everyone at Campton to demonstrate them whenever we can.

Term

Year A Even Years

Year B Odd Years

Autumn 1

Respect

Honesty 

Autumn 2

Kindness

Tolerance

Spring 1

Determination

Perseverance

Spring 2

Friendship

Thoughtfulness

Summer 1

Courage

Patience

Summer 2

Co-operation

Teamwork

Our Values learning programme is strongly linked with our PSHE curriculum which also encompasses the British values. For children to be able to navigate, participate and stay safe in the world it is vital that we equip them with the skills to do so.  So we aim to ensure all children receive high quality PSHE lessons which are monitored and reviewed in the same way as all our other curriculum areas.   


Enrichment Opportunities

To enhance the curriculum and make learning even more stimulating, students have the opportunity to go on visits and trips as part of their topics, including an evacuee day.  Many of our children come from the local military base and we have worked hard to form positive relationships with the personnel on the base.  We offer a range of after school activities which change each half term. These are run by SSG (a professional sports and activities provider). The school has a small but supportive PTA who help support the school in many ways.

Impact- the effectiveness of our curriculum

We use a rigorous monitoring system throughout the school to ensure the curriculum programme is meeting all the needs of the children and providing the right levels of challenge to enable our children to reach their maximum potential.  This is undertaken through learning walks, book scrutinies and conversations with the pupils, both by the senior leaders and the subject leaders.

Campton Academy is a highly achieving school and we are proud that our curriculum supports pupils to achieve standards above those achieved nationally.

However, we are constantly looking for ways to improve children’s learning and to ensure our curriculum dynamically reflects the ever-changing world that we live in.

 

if you wish to know more about our school curriculum, please contact the school office on 01462 813359 or email CMA-Info@bestacademies.org.uk

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Have a look at our "What is my child learning" sheets below: