Curriculum Overviews and Development Plans:
Below are pdf documents showing what is taught/covered in each subject across which year groups, classes or key stages and their respective development plans.
At Delaware Primary Academy we follow the 2014 National Curriculum.
English is often linked to the termly topic and we use high quality texts as models to promote progression e.g. the use of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo to support narrative during a World War One topic. Children in Key Stage 1 often learn these texts by heart to give them a framework to improve their writing. They then innovate on these texts.
Spelling, grammar and punctuation are taught and then practiced in different written contexts. We use Alan Peat's Sentence Structure to show learners how they can improve their sentences and punctuation.
Phonics is taught in EYFS and Key Stage 1 to teach pupils how to read and spell and this reading is practiced individually or in groups during guided reading sessions.
In upper Key Stage 2 we are beginning to promote Reciprocal Reading where the pupils begin to take the lead when discussing reading.
Since the beginning of 2017 we have used the White Rose Hub and AET planning for mathematics. This places greater emphasis on spending more time teaching ensuring that key mathematical themes are embedded e.g. place value in Key Stage 1. It also encourages learners to explore different areas of mathematics in greater depth and requires them to explain their reasoning and combine lots of different maths learning to solve problems.
Science is taught as a stand alone topic, although links are made, if possible, with the topic.
There is a progression in skills for the other Foundation subjects and each teacher ensures that this is covered within the termly topics during the year.