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Curriculum

It is important to us that your child loves learning! In a rapidly changing world, we want to equip children with the skills to easily adapt to changing circumstances.

Thinking Schools Academy Trust curriculum intent statement: 

At Thinking Schools Academy Trust our mission is to transform life chances.

Every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

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At All Faiths Children’s Academy, we aim to bring learning to life by providing high quality teaching and inspirational learning activities which link to all areas of the curriculum. ‘Cornerstones’ is the vehicle that supports this approach, which is used to develop links between all areas of the children’s learning.

Curriculum Implementation:

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All Faiths Children’s Academy develops our learning through six identified curriculum areas:

  • Thinking about our Thinking,
  • Thinking Artistically,
  • Thinking Academically,
  • Thinking Globally,
  • Thinking Healthily,
  • Thinking Inclusively.

 

 

 

 

We use a range of resources to support our implementation such as Cornerstones, the PSHE Association scheme of work and Discovery RE. We also use the Early Years Foundation Stage profile and the National Curriculum as a guide to shape our curriculum.

If you are interested in finding out more about our curriculum, please click here to download the AFCA Curriculum Intent Statement .Please note this is a working document, which will be updated throughout the year.

Please click to download our Curriculum Policy 2019-20

We:

  • expect all our children to make as much progress as possible;
  • provide an environment where children can feel secure, be imaginative, are able to take risks and make mistakes, without damaging their self-esteem;
  • encourage responsibility – enabling every child to become independent and ambitious;
  • promote curiosity – fostering lively and enquiring minds to develop the ability to question and reason.

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Phonics:

Our phonics scheme we follow is ‘Letters and Sounds’. Please visit www.letters-and-sounds.com to find out more.

 

Reading Scheme:

Children at All Faiths have the opportunity to read a range of books. Our aim is that all pupils develop a love of reading and that they read for pleasure. To support our KS1 pupils, we follow the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme and the Pearson Bug Club Scheme.

We have also recently purchased the Collins Big Cat reading scheme to support the children when reading at home. This set of books is used across the whole school.

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