Our aim is to provide our children with an empowering, holistic and engaging curriculum that equips them with the skills and knowledge for life.
At Kentmere Academy, the curriculum is designed to: provide first hand, purposeful learning experiences; allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
“Pupils are confident, motivated and perceptive learners who are very well prepared for the next stage of their education”. Ofsted 2018
We enrich our curriculum by:
Providing on and off-site related activities
Offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
Developing partnerships with external providers that extends children’s opportunities for learning
Holding specialist curriculum days and ‘wow’ days
Inviting in visitors to bring learning to life
Taking children on residential trips
Welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
Using quality resources in and out of the classroom
Utilising our local area for regular Geography field trips (at least two per year)
Arranging career talks to inspire the children
Participating in local sporting events
Through our holistic and engaging curriculum, we aim to enrich our children by providing them with purposeful, exciting, and real-life learning experiences, including a trip or experience every half term to bring the topic to life.
We use a thematic and holistic approach to delivering the curriculum, where possible. Each half term, every class has a new topic, in which the curriculum is taught around. However, when a subject cannot be linked to the topic, it is taught separately. These topics have been carefully selected in order to ensure that a broad and balanced range of subjects are delivered, with clear progression through the school. We believe that teaching through the topic makes the learning more real and memorable for our children. We deliver the foundation subjects on a two-week timetable; this allows for equal coverage and supports ‘sticky learning’ as children are encouraged to revisit and retrieve information from their previous lesson, two weeks ago. Our curriculum is carefully planned and mapped out, based on the National Curriculum.
“I think that our topics are interesting but fun as well, I like how everything links together. I really enjoyed ‘A Child’s War’ topic as it was really interesting and we learnt a lot about History, but we didn’t just learn about it in History lessons”. Year 6 pupil
“My favourite topic was ‘Stargazers’ because I enjoyed making and launching the rockets and finding out what Tim Peake was doing in space”. Year 5 pupil
“My favourite lesson was ‘burps, bottom and bile’ because we made teeth out of clay. We also made our own toothpaste, tried it and wrote a recipe for it. It was a fun English lesson”. Year 4 pupil
Kentmere Academy and Nursery provides a secure, caring, challenging and stimulating environment. This offers every pupil the opportunity to progress with an informed and positive view of the contribution they can make towards their own education, the community in which they live and society in general. Click the links below to learn more about each subject. Any further information about the academy’s curriculum, how it is organised and taught can be obtained by contacting Mrs Nicola Howard our Head of School by emailing HowardN@kentmereacademy.co.uk, Miss Zoe Horton, our Curriculum Manager by emailing HortonZ@kentmereacademy.co.uk or Mrs Moseley for Early Years information by emailing MoseleyC@kentmereacademy.co.uk. .
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Our school is using the Ruth Miskin Phonics Scheme. If you would like more information about this scheme, we recommend viewing the following YouTube video playlist by clicking here.
Kentmere Academy uses the Oxford University Press Reading Scheme, click here to learn more.
Watch our video to see what we do to challenge our pupils
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