Our Curriculum Vision
At Djanogly Sherwood Academy we believe that our children deserve a curriculum that promotes aspiration through experiences that broaden their perspectives. Our curriculum is underpinned by our vision ‘Where everyone belongs’ and our values of respect, resilience, relationships, reflection and resourcefulness. Our children need a curriculum that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to enter the next stage of their education successfully. Our curriculum inspires and engages our learners, expands their vocabulary and captures their imagination. Our curriculum provides challenge to give our children the confidence to choose and own their future.
PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING
At Sherwood our 'Curriculum to Inspire' is based on our 5 R values that underpin all the learning and experiences that the children receive.
These are our 5Rs:
We know that children learn in different ways and at Sherwood we provide a rich and varied curriculum that allows children to develop to their full potential. We use a variety of teaching strategies that include but are not limited to:
Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning; to be involved as far as is possible in reviewing their learning and to reflect on how they learn best.
It has been carefully developed to meet the needs of our children and our community whilst still covering the knowledge, skills and understanding set out in the national curriculum. Teaching and learning in the wider curriculum is often based around a 'mantle of the expert' approach which encourages our children to develop problem solving skills in a context which gives a purpose to their learning.
In English and Maths we closely follow the expectations set out for each year group in the national curriculum.
The teaching of reading is based on phonics and proven approaches from our reading recovery programme. Children are taught phonics on a daily basis using a multi-sensory approach including elements of the 'Flying with phonics scheme'. Our reading books in school are from a range of schemes and are banded according to the reading recovery book bands.
Children have individual reading books which they are encouraged to read both at home and school. We use RED TED and reading racetracks to reward children who read regularly at home. Reading skills are taught within phonics, Book of the Week or English lessons. Class books are selected to engage and to develop skills and knowledge, where appropriate they are linked with Curriculum topics.
If you'd like to know more about what your children are learning then please have a look at the class pages.