Moorland Street, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2BA

01934732391

Axbridge C of E First School Academy

 

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 

Click here for our performance data 

Click here for our latest IDSR report

Click here for National Phonics Screening Check and Key Stage 1
Assessments in England 

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Our Curriculum Implementation and Overviews

We deliver a 'whole school curriculum', meaning all children are exposed to the same topic, but at an age-appropriate level. This is updated regularly and further information can be found below.

 

Achieve Well, Aim High, Have Fun - Curriculum

Subject 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.

New National Curriculum | Education Quizzes

 

 


'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.

     

Phonics

We follow the Letters and Sounds programme. This is supported by a variety of resources including:

Bug Club

Jolly Phonics

Twinkl

Espresso

Discovery Education Espresso - PCHS&C Primary Resources - KS2, KS1, Early Years (EYFS) KS3, KS4, Twinkl Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds App | Tried and Tested | Teach Primary


Reading
 

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. 

Project X Alien Adventures | Oxford Owl Collins Big Cat Phonic Books - Decodable Books for Beginner and Struggling Readers  Rapid Reading