Clements Primary Academy Curriculum

To meet the needs of all pupils at Clements Primary Academy and to prepare them for adult life in 21st century Britain and beyond, we offer a curriculum that is thematic and cross-curricular.  This approach ensures that pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum that is purposeful, meaningful and memorable.

Through our curriculum we aim to instil our 3 core values: Ambition, Respect and Commitment.  Alongside this is our Success for All Cooperative Learning Standards:

  • Everyone participates
  • Active listening
  • Help and encourage each other
  • Explaining ideas and telling why
  • Completion of tasks

The majority of the curriculum taught at Clements comes direct from the Government.  Our youngest children in Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, consisting of seven prime and specific areas of learning:

  • Communication & Language
  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

Older children in Years 1 to 6 follow The National Curriculum consisting of:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art & Design
  • Design & Technology
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Languages (KS2)

In addition to the above, children of all ages are offered plentiful enrichment opportunities including extra-curricular clubs, special themed days and educational visits.

Subject Notes

English

(including the teaching of phonics and early reading)

We follow an approach called Success For All, children in KS1 and KS2 are grouped according to their ability.  Assessments take place every 8 weeks to ensure that all children are working at their optimum level.  Using this approach, children are exposed to a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry which are used as the basis for writing stimuli.

Phonics is taught synthetically and systematically using the Kinder Roots and Roots elements of the programme.

Maths

Daily maths lessons are taught using a range of resources including Collins Busy Ant Maths and White Rose.

Science

Science is taught either weekly or in blocks and teachers using lesson plans and resources from Collins Snap Science and Curious Scientist.

Music

Music is taught either weekly or in blocks by class teachers.  Children in years 4, 5 and 6 are offered tuition by peripatetic teachers from County Music Service – currently guitar and violin.

PE

Weekly PE lessons are taught by class teachers or coaches from Dellar Sports.  Year 4 have weekly swimming lessons at Haverhill Leisure Centre.

RE

We follow the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus for RE.  Staff link RE to our topics when appropriate.  Staff teach RE weekly or as a block. 

Languages

Children in KS2 learn French.  This is taught by class teachers and, in Y5 and 6, by a specialist teacher from Samuel Ward Academy Trust.

Ultimately, our curriculum aims to provide stimulating and exciting learning experiences which develop core skills and offer opportunities for excellence and enjoyment.  Our curriculum also aims to promote the British values of democracy, law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of others from all backgrounds, faiths and beliefs.