The Wilmslow Academy strives to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is research informed and evidence based to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child. Our curriculum delivers the National Curriculum in an exciting and purposeful way – cross-curricular links are exploited to make learning interesting and meaningful. The curriculum is enhanced through memorable experiences which include: visits, visitors, trips and special events throughout the year. The teaching of English and Mathematics along with the teaching of thinking skills (meta-cognition) ensure pupils gain essential skills, understanding and knowledge, which allow them to become independent in their learning. They are taught to be active learners, develop their own self-regulation strategies and to use life long learning strategies enabling them to become independent and resilient learners.
Maths and English continue to be taught every day and build on what the children already know.
Children from Reception to Year 2 are taught phonics daily using the Letters and Sounds scheme.To find out more, please visit the Class 1 page.
We endorse a balanced approach to the teaching of reading and draw on resources from a range of sources and various texts whilst also following the reading scheme Oxford Reading Tree.
The National Curriculum outlines what must be taught to each year group in English and mathematics.
The key objectives for each year group can be found here: mathematics curriculum overview National Curriculum.
The design, intention and implementation of our mathematics curriculum can be found here:An overview of our approach to Mathematics Lots of useful information for parents, including an explanation of the mathematical terms, can be found at OxfordOwl. In addition, you can find useful tips on how to support your child in acquiring and using knowledge of times tables here Helping your child with multiplication and division. Follow the links below to find guidance on the way bar modelling can be applied to different types of calculation.
You can also view the school's calculation policy here.
To find out more please click on the relevant subject below
Parents can find out more about the curriculum by reading the overviews below. You will find our current year's curriculum in detail as well as a look at what exciting learning opportunities lie ahead! If you would like further information on the detailed curriculum for each year group please visit their class page. This curriculum overview is sent home to parents each half term and available by contacting the school.
Please note that the objective overviews are set to print on A3. If you wish to print them, please scale to fit A4 first.
Our curriculum will evolve and change as we are inspired by events and changes in the wider world. Our visits and workshops will reflect the best learning opportunities we can provide at that time.