Our Whole School Curriculum
'The Root, Branch and Blossom Curriculum'
Please see our Our Root, Branch and Blossom Curriculum Policy.doc
Please see: Guide for Parents: Curriculum 2014
Please see: Foundation Stage Early Years Outcomes
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Click here for our latest IDSR report
Click here for National Phonics Screening Check and Key Stage 1
Our Curriculum Intent
We aim to provide to broad, balanced and rich Curriculum which is ambitious for all. We believe passionately in meeting the needs of all our children and enabling our pupils to be positive, respectful, responsible and caring citizens. Our curriculum consciously blends skills, knowledge and values through coherently sequenced whole school themes that encourages flexibility and creativity in planning and delivery. In its entirety it offers our children the roots, branches and blossom they need as foundations for the future.
Our Curriculum Implementation
'Creative Curriculum' Days
As part of our Creative Curriculum, we regularly hold 'Creative Days'. These allow our pupils and opportunity to explore subjects in greater depth, experiencing different classroom environments and their teachers.
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, Rigby Stars and individual authors such as Roald Dahl and many more.
All children access this scheme and can choose a book that is most suitable for their ability and interest.