Curriculum

 

As a school and network we work continually to develop and improve our approach to primary teaching, learning, and social and emotional development.

Our curriculum is knowledge and skills based and we ensure that children are taught the necessary knowledge in order to apply it and develop life-long skills.

We believe that children need to be taught knowledge explicitly in order to develop skills which will rest on strong foundations.
Mastery is a key part of our curriculum, whereby children are supported with drafting/redrafting skills. This means that children will often receive feedback which they will apply to the ‘same’ piece of work, focusing on making it better.

 

If you’d like to find out more about our curriculum, click on the pictures above or come and visit La Fontaine Academy.

If you’d like to find out more about our approach to Values-Driven teaching and learning, MFL teaching and learning, Character Education, and Family Dining, come and visit La Fontaine Academy. Get in touch by emailing us.

Our Curriculum Policies are available on our Academy Policies page which you can access here.

 

Through the inclusion of an international focus in the school, we are able to offer to our children, a range of experiences that will enhance their learning and raise awareness of their national and international identity.

Thus, we are basing some of our work on principles developed by the British Council and its International School Award team. Throughout our curriculum, we aim:

  • To provide an informed awareness of countries, cultures and languages other than our own
  • To encourage greater involvement in environmental issues
  • To develop curiosity about other cultures
  • To enable children, staff and leaders to experience daily life in other countries
  • To promote the use of ICT in meaningful contexts for the development of communication skills
  • To provide an added opportunity for the promotion of equal opportunities, racial equality and citizenship

As a school, we subscribe to Potential Plus UK (PPUK) to further develop the learning of all children.

PPUK provides families with activities and magazines which children can explore in their own time, inviting them to discover further interests beyond our school curriculum.

Here is a list of magazine and activities for families to access:

September 2017 resources: SPARK for 5-6 year olds (1)  |  FUSE for 7-12 year olds (1)  |  Activity Pack (1)

October 2017 resources: SPARK for 5-6 year olds (2)  |  FUSE for 7-12 year olds (2)  |  Activity Pack (2)

November 2017 resources: SPARK for 5-6 year olds (3)  |  FUSE for 7-12 year olds (3)   |  Activity Pack (3)

 

Download a copy of A Bit of Computer Science for Fun (abitofcs4fn) here.