Where possible, and where quality is not compromised, Literacy and extending writing will be linked to the thematic curriculum.
Literacy is taught daily in all classes. Children who are working below their age related level, are taught RWI sessions to accelerate their reading skills and are taught in smaller intervention groups.
Children who are not involved in RWI sessions are taught literacy lessons which are related to their current class topic.
These sessions introduce, teach and consolidate essential skills which are then embedded in their literacy lessons and writing tasks across the curriculum. Some children may have their literacy lessons with a different teacher and/or in a small group. These groups may change throughout the year as we ensure that each child is receiving the most appropriate teaching.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar is taught daily in all classes using Active Learn.
Phoenix Academy provides a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum.
Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations.
Cornerstones provides a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning that make creative links between all aspects of children’s learning.
We believe that children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require the children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding across the curriculum.
Children progress through four stages of learning (Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express)
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