One of the main reasons why we decided to become an academy is it gives us freedom over how and what we teach.
As we are all aware, our children are not just competing with those living locally, or across the UK. Today’s job market is a global one. We therefore, must ensure our children are well prepared and educated to compete with their counterparts across the world.
That is why we introduced what we consider to be a superior curriculum. Although we continue to teach a wide range of subjects covering the National Curriculum, the North Walsall Primary Academy also offers our pupils an exciting, pioneering and proven successful approach to learning science and maths.
We recognise that we must bring our lessons to life to ensure they interest all children, no matter what their ability. Our new curriculum includes a rich mixture of on and offline teaching tools, including interactive animations, award-winning printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative, original CDs and videos, and materials for hands-on experiments.
Lessons are followed by assessments so we can ensure an individual child has mastered a particular area before moving on. Its built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to keep on track.
Using cutting edge 21st century technology to support classroom lessons, parents will are able to support their children’s learning in the comfort of their home, as well as being able to keep up to date on their progress at school.
We believe it is vital for parents to support their child’s development and our interactive and inclusive way of teaching will allow them to become more involved in their child’s education and improve their own knowledge and understanding. Our teaching staff will also become UK leaders in online learning.
Currently phonics is taught in EYFS and KS1.
The Staff use letters and sounds approach to the teaching of phonics. If a child still requires support learning their sounds in KS2, this will be addressed through small intervention groups.
We currently use R.W.I and letters and sounds for our phonics in KS1.
North Walsall Primary Academy doesn’t follow a designated reading scheme. Children choose age appropriate books to take home. Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week and the staff check reading diaries to ensure they do. Each week the children take part in whole class reading lessons. The class text and work through tasks and challenges to ensure comprehension, inference and deduction skills are continually developed.
We currently use Project X Code for our reading scheme.
We also subscribe to ‘Oxford Owl’ for more information please click the following link https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
The academy uses White Rose Maths, this is an online scheme that teachers use to plan, deliver and access children’s learning.
Please see the following link for ‘Votes for Schools’
More curriculum information for each year group can be found on our curriculum maps below.
For more in-depth information about curriculum, please click here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum
We are now registered as a ‘votes for schools’ school please click here to view our certificate North Walsall Certificate