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Central CE Academy
Central CE Academy Family, together growing in learning, knowledge, life skills and love.
'Love one another as I have loved you' John 13:34-35

Curriculum

Curriculum Intent Statement

Central CE Academy Family, together growing in learning, knowledge, life skills and love.
'Love one another as I have loved you’ John 13:34-35
 

Values for life

We are proud to be a church school. We have links with the local church and we want the pupils to understand that they are part of a community. The local church community is an integral part of our school. For example, through ‘Open the book’ worships where the adults bring to life stories from the bible. Each year group makes visits the beautiful Chichester Cathedral and we encourage pupils to feel proud of their city.  Through our curriculum pupils understand that they are part of a much bigger community, nationally and internationally.

 

The Curriculum at Central 

At Central CE Academy, we aim to deliver a curriculum that is right for our learners that ensure they are happy, successful and ready for the next phase of their lives.  We are proud of all the pupils in our school

We encourage an ‘I can’ attitude. Integral to the success and the engagement of our children, we believe that children learn by being actively involved and experiencing things first hand.  These experiences include:

Year 3

Visit to Fishbourne Roman palace

Year 4

Visit to Chichester Festival Theatre

Year 5

Marwell Zoo Rainforest

Year 6

Novium Museum ,   Parliament week ,  Residential visit

Our class topics capture the engagement of all pupils because we know they learn best when they are stimulated and motivated by the topic.

 

A Curriculum for Everyone

At Central CE Academy our curriculum is designed to ensure that the needs of all children are being met within an environment of high ‘quality first teaching’. Our Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) provides individual learning plans where needed to ensure pupils are able to access all learning.

Regular training and monitoring supports high quality teaching in our classrooms for all our learners.  

Reading: 

At Central we have taken on the Destination Reader approach to reading in all our year groups.  This involves daily sessions incorporating whole class modelling prior to children applying these skills. Through partner work and independent reading children deepen their understanding of the text they read through the systematic use of a series of strategies and language stems.  

Maths:

Mathematics at Central CE Academy is taught through a mastery approach focusing on developing the children’s ability to deeply reason.  Lessons follow the ‘White Rose Small Steps’ scheme of lessons which initially begin with ‘Varied Fluency’ questions introducing a topic and practising the skills of calculation, continuing on to ‘Reasoning and Problem Solving’.  Anchor tasks in mathematics ensure that all pupils are starting their learning at the correct point and supports the teachers in ensuring that each child is fully stretched to progress when they are ready and that each moment of mathematical learning is maximised.

Writing: 

Children are taught handwriting using the cursive script. Grammar and punctuation are taught using a progression of skills that are taken from the National Curriculum and children are given the opportunity to write both fiction and non-fiction genres.  All children also have the opportunity to write across the curriculum, for example; a report of an historical event; instructions for a science experiment, in their foundation subjects.

 

Overviews:

Please click on each Year group  on the left to access our topic overviews and homework.

 

Diocese of Chichester