Our Whole School Curriculum
'The Root, Branch and Blossom Curriculum'
Please see our Our Root, Branch and Blossom Curriculum Policy
Please see: Guide for Parents: National Curriculum 2014
Please see: Foundation Stage Early Years Outcomes
Our Curriculum Implementation and Overviews
We are proud of our curriculum approach and delivery, with our subject leaders providing a detailed breakdown of our approach to, and delivery of, each subject area.
'Creative Curriculum' Days
As part of our Creative Curriculum, we regularly hold 'Creative Days'. These allow our pupils an opportunity to move around the school and take part in lessons delivered by subject leaders in their own classrooms. This is an excellent opportunity for children to experience different environments, engage in stimulating sessions and take their learning deeper in the various subjects covered on these days. It also allows Subject Leaders to share their skills and expertise, as well as better understanding the needs of learners in different year groups - allowing an opportunity to reflect on the needs of learners and adapt future medium and long-term plans.
We follow the Letters and Sounds programme. This is supported by a variety of resources including:
At Axbridge we follow the National Book Banding System, drawing from a variety of publications.
These include: Oxford Reading Tree, Heinemann, Collins Big Cats, Storyworlds, Rapid Readers, Dandelions, Planet X, Rigby Stars and individual authors such as Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Micheal Morpurgo and many more.
All children access this scheme and can choose a book that is most suitable for their ability and interest. They also have access to online reading books, using Activelearn, which is matched to their current reading level.