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Year A and Year B curriculum

One of the most unique aspects of the academy is its in-take of 45 pupils year; essentially, this creates a class and a half of each of the 7 year groups. A very positive consequence of this is that the school organises into four very distinct phases:

  • EYFS - Reception pupils only
  • 1/2 Phase -  one Year 1 class, one Year 2 class and one mixed Year 1/2 class
  • 3/4 Phase - one Year 3 class, one Year 4 class and one mixed Year 3/4 class
  • 5/6 Phase - one Year 5 class, one Year 6 class and one mixed Year 5/6 class

As a result of the mixed year groups, in all but the Reception classes, the school has to plan its curriculum on rolling programme of Year A and Year B which can enable pupils to be taught age-appropriate knowledge and skills but with common topic and themes across the three classes. For example, the whole 1/2 Phase may be studying 'Goldilocks' but with Year 1 pupils concentrating on full stops but the Year 2 pupils learning about commas in a list.

However, in order to ensure that we have the highest expectation of all of our pupils but that this does not result in the repetition of any areas, the school has written a series of Medium Term Plans that documents what our pupils are expected to learn and remember over each half term.  

Medium Term Plans  

This careful reorganisation the school’s learning intent is currently being documented within Medium Term Plans –  detailed documents that outline what our pupils are expected to learn and remember over each half term.  

EYFS – this is a standalone overview that is taught in both classes each year.

Reception Curriculum Summary Overview 

NWA Blended Learning Policy

Reception  Whole School Themes Term
     
Autumn 1 - Change

A Big Step for Little Feet 

Autumn 1
Autumn 2 - Identity

My Identity

Autumn 2
Spring 1 -Growth

From Tiny Seeds Grow Mighty Trees

Spring 1
Spring 2 - Growth

Plant Seeds that Grow Forever

Spring 2
Summer 1 - Life

Lifecycles 

Summer 1
Summer 2 - New Beginnings

Every End is a New Beginning

Summer 2

 

Year  1 – 2

Year  3 – 4 Year  5 – 6

Year B – 20-21

Year B – 20-21 Year B – 20-21

Autumn 1

Autumn 1 Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Autumn 2 Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 1 Spring 1

Spring 2

Spring 2 Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 1 Summer 1

Summer 2

Summer 2 Summer 2

 

Year  1 – 2

Year  3 – 4  Year  5 – 6

Year A – 19-20

Year A – 19-20 Year A – 19-20

Autumn 1

Autumn 1 Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Autumn 2 Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 1 Spring 1

Spring 2

Spring 2 Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 1 Summer 1

Summer 2

Summer 2 Summer 2