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Skegness
Infant Academy

Curriculum

Our Curriculum Intent

The Curriculum Overview

At the Skegness Infant and Junior Academies our vision is to create a primary academy that encourages its children to secure key knowledge, be given real experiences and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a range of contexts. Central to our curriculum is children developing a sense of self, others and the World. These key elements are closely linked to our RICHER School Values. A key component of our curriculum development is to ensure that the children can have the opportunity to revisit prior learning, ensuring that key facts and vocabulary are secured.


We want to help each child become a caring, confident and curious young person who has a passion for learning and achieving.


We will do this by supporting, guiding and inspiring our children through excellent teaching practices.
By working with our families, we strive to provide inclusive opportunities and shared experiences within the academies where everyone is valued and successes are celebrated.


As part of the Greenwood Academies Trust we benefit from being part of a wider community. Working within a group of East Coast Academies, the East Coast Curriculum Cluster Group meet to skill share, exchange ideas for curriculum development and provide challenge through moderation activities.


Aims

• Motivate and challenge our children to achieve academic success.

• Partner with families to create an aspirational school community.

• Appreciate the uniqueness of each child and recognise their potential. Support, guide and inspire through excellent teaching practices.


Academy Expectations


• Staff have high expectations of themselves and all children.
• Teachers are expected to impart knowledge accurately and with enthusiasm which generates high levels of commitment from children.
• We expect children to make rapid and sustained progress in lessons.
• We expect teachers to support children in developing independence.
• We expect teachers to systematically check understanding, intervening in a timely manner when needed.
• We expect children to be challenged.
• We expect teachers to regularly provide high quality marking and constructive feedback to children.

OUR VALUES

We use curriculum partners to support the delivery of our broad and balanced curriculum. These include:

We engage children with Reading Eggs and use these to support our Reading curriculum. 

Click here for parent support in reading from Reading Eggs

 

'The Write Stuff' approach by Jane Considine to support writing in our academy.

Click here for staff CPD events from Jane Considine

Also see our Developing Language and Writing section on the website for further information.

 

Our phonics is delivered through the Little Wandle Phonics scheme.

See our Phonics section on the website for further information. 

 

We follow White Rose Maths overview and draw on these resources to drive standards in mathematics.

Click here for a range of CPD resources from White Rose Maths

 

To support the teaching and learning of Science.

Click here for teacher CPD from Developing Experts

 

Many of our staff have MIE expert experience, and we use these tools effectively throughout our curriculum.

Click here for a range of staff CPD events from Microsoft

Microsoft 365: Guidance for parents and guardians

 

To support the teaching and learning in Computing, including Internet safety. 

Click here for Teach Computing resources

Click here for National Online Safety resources for staff and parents

 

To support the delivery of our wider curriculum subjects.

Click here for teacher CPD from Kapow

 

Our RE curriculum is supported by the aims and objectives in the Lincolnshire Locally Agreed Syllabus.

Click here for staff resources and syllabus

 

To enrich teaching and learning of our Physical Education.

Click here for teacher CPD for Physical Education from the Power of PE

 

To support the delivery of history teaching and learning.

Click here for staff CPD from Keystage History

 

To support with delivery of PSHE and Citizenship. 

Click here for staff CPD from the PSHE Association

 

 

We are a PiXL academy, and we use these resources to support teaching and learning in our curriculum.

Click here for staff CPD