Curriculum Intent Statement
At Stokesley Primary Academy the curriculum is designed to recognise prior learning and provide first hand opportunities to form and embed understanding across a wide range of subject areas and knowledge. The curriculum aims to develop co-operation, independence, creativity and the desire to learn skills, absorb knowledge and seek more.
We acknowledge and celebrate the diversity within our community and respond to this diversity through the delivery of relevant and authentic learning opportunities aimed at expending experiences and knowledge. We also acknowledge that an important part of a defined school curriculum is the scheduled opportunity to evaluate and review its efficacy, content and relevance.
We provide enhanced and focussed opportunities to engage pupils and the community in our learning through curriculum celebration events and subject focus weeks. We are aware of the need for focus upon core skills in core areas but also that individuals have personal areas of Interest, high success and passion. Our curriculum aims to facilitate and enhance individual success in a breadth of areas and value and celebrate individual interests in areas of pupil choice.
Through our curriculum we aim to pass pupils from the Academy into a future of continued learning and interest in knowledge from the past and present and that yet to emerge.
SPA January 2019
We would like every pupil to come to school 'Ready to Learn'. Here are some tips to help your child achieve their true potential each day:-
- An appropriate breakfast really is important and can have a massive impact on your child's ability to learn without it. Please remember sweets and fizzy drinks are not the best start to the day.
- The correct school uniform must be worn every day (please see school uniform section for further details)
- All pupils should be ready to enter class at 8:55am each day to ensure they do not receive a late mark.
- Make sure your child is fully equipped every day - Reading record and reading book, spelling book, homework, pencil case, calculator, etc.
- PE kit ( please see school uniform section for further details) we recommend you leave an indoor and outdoor kit at school and take it home in the holidays
If you are struggling with uniform costs help is available, please see www.northyorkshire.gov.uk Clothing Grants to see if you are eligible to access this support.
In KS1 and KS2 we follow the White Rose 2.0 scheme of learning for maths which includes every objective from the Primary National Curriculum (2014) and breaks each unit down into small steps. The scheme of learning for each year group can be found in the documents below.
In Early Years, pupils will learn through structured play and activities based on meeting their early learning goals and they use the Hamilton Trust. More formal learning styles will ensure pupils are ready for transition to Key Stage One.
The children will work within their year group expectations when possible but will be stretched through reasoning questions and problem solving. The children will not be taught content from the year above.
We have a whole school policy for the teaching of maths and a policy for the teaching of calculations to ensure consistency across classes and year groups. This can be found below.
We place great importance on the ability to recall number facts, including the multiplication tables, doubles and halves and number bonds. In Year 1, children would typically know number bonds to 10; this would rise to 20 in Year 2, and 100 in Year 3.
From 2020 Year 4 children will be expected to know all times table facts and will be expected to sit the times table test. More information about this test can be found below.
Times tables are also learned through regular practice - 2x, 5x and 10x in Year 2, 3x, 4x and 8x in Year 3 and 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x in Year 4. In Years 5 - 6, children revise their times tables to keep the facts secure. The learning of number facts means children are more confident with written calculation. Please encourage your child to learn and quicken their pace of their times tables by using TimesTable Rockstars. This can be played on both androids/laptops. Every child has a log on. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need the username and password confirming.
To ensure your child is ready for the next year group, please work regularly on the non-negotiables below.
The maths leader in school is Mrs Routledge. If you have any comments, concerns or questions about maths in school, do come and see her or ask your child's class teacher.
At Stokesley Primary Academy our aim is to promote high standards of English throughout the school through stimulating and engaging literacy lessons.
The 2014 National Curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
- Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
We put good quality children’s literature at the heart of English teaching, through the highly regarded ‘Power of Reading’ programme devised by ‘The Centre for Language in Primary Education’ which has supported schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils for manyyears.
'‘The Power of Reading’ programme suggests high quality texts for each year group to study and provides a selection of ideas to help teachers to develop a rich reading curriculum that enhances reading comprehension and provides meaningful contexts and purposes for writing.
Stokesley Primary Academy offers lots of extra-curricular activities - before, during and after school - ranging from frisbee and basketball to choir and art club, depending on the time of year.
This Summer Term 2017 we are running the following clubs:
Monday 3:10pm - 4:00pm Orchestra with Mr Gulbis
Tuesday 3:20pm - 4:05pm - Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 French Club with Helen Sayer, £49.50 for the term and a £4.95 annual insurance (compulsory one-off payment)
Wednesday 3.15pm - 4.00pm Netball with Mrs Brown
Thursday Lunchtime - Years 5 & 6 Girls Football with Mrs Brown
Thursday 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Outdoor Football with Simon Carson Sports School, £3.50 per session.
Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm - Outdoor Football with Simon Carson Sports School, £3.50 per session.
County music services run various instrumental private or group classes, for more informtation please contact on 01609 532783.