As a school we recognise the importance of preparing children academically, socially and emotionally and of empowering them to overcome their individual barriers to learning. Our curriculum will allow children to have the skills and knowledge to understand and contribute to the world around them. It will support them to develop the resilience to inspire themselves and others to be ambitious and achieve their full potential.
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
• experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning • develop a rich and deep subject knowledge • explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum • develop and demonstrate their creativity • understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future • become immersed in their learning through project based work.
For more information about our Curriculum, please contact Mrs C Atkinson (Deputy Headteacher-Teaching and Learning Leader) or Mr J Brisland (KS2 Phase Leader- Curriculum Lead).
Year group overviews
At Djanogly Strelley Academy, we aim to nurture and create a love of books and reading in all of our children. We recognise the importance of reading and believe that all children can become fluent, confident and independent readers with an excellent understanding of what they read. Reading is a key skill that ‘opens the door’ to all areas of the wider curriculum. To begin this journey successfully phonics must be taught through a systematic and structured phonics programme.
We use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to plan and provide daily phonics lessons. Our teaching starts in Nursery and continues through to Reception and Year 1 and 2*. Our children are taught to master phonics strategies so they are able to tackle unfamiliar words that they come across in wider reading. Our application of phonics in reading is taught through both the phonics sessions and in shared reading and strategies are referred to across the curriculum.
*As a response to learning loss due to covid lockdowns phonics teaching is currently extended into KS2 for children who need it.