We provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which develops the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for future learning. In the course of their daily work the staff will contribute to the development of our school ethos.
The Ingoldmells Academy curriculum provides well organised, imaginative and effective opportunities for learning, promotes positive behaviour and safety and provides a vast range of experiences which contribute to the pupils achievement and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Across the academy we adopt a creative curriculum which provides meaningful, purposeful tasks, conveyed from the National Curriculum programmes of study and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Phonics is a key element of our curriculum in the Early Years and in KS1. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
Early Years Foundation Stage
We plan an exciting and challenging curriculum based on observation of children’s needs, interests and stages of development across the seven areas of learning. Focus is on Communication and Language, Physical development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, known as the Prime areas. The specific areas children are supported through are Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Children have whole group and small group learning with Daily Phonic sessions using Letters and Sounds. The curriculum is delivered using a play based approach.