At Greenfield and Pulloxhill Academy we passionately believe in developing the whole child. As our Mission Statement states, “We will enable our children to achieve their full potential and become caring, confident, individuals who positively contribute to their world.” Our curriculum is underpinned by our Values education.
The Greenfield and Pulloxhill Curriculum means much more than the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is based on the following guiding principles.
- The “Curriculum” means all that is taught and experienced in our children’s educational journey through school.
- As an academy, the Greenfield and Pulloxhill Curriculum encompasses much more than the National Curriculum.
- The Greenfield and Pulloxhill Curriculum delivers the highest standards of education.
- We endeavour to work with parents, the Church and the wider community to prepare our children for the next stage in their educational journey and for life.
The Greenfield and Pulloxhill Curriculum is based on the premise that “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire”, William Butler Yeats. We hope that as our children begin their educational journey with us we will ignite the spark that develops a thirst for learning that will continue to burn and develop throughout their lives.
Our Curriculum enables all our children to learn and progress, share many precious, exciting and happy times with friends, to develop a love of learning and most importantly our curriculum is designed to ensure all our children smile on their way to school, whilst at school and on their journey home.
The national curriculum guide for parents can be viewed by clicking on this link.
Each class has a curriculum map which shows the main topics for the year. Click on your child's class to see the curriculum map:
Key Stage 1 Phonics/Reading Schemes
We draw from various sources to best meet the needs of our children.
Starting in the Foundation Stage and throughout the schools we teach dedicated phonics lessons to help the children to read and write confidently, following Letters & Sounds to reinforce learning and supplemented by Big Cat and Bug Club. All of the reading books we use are compatible with this phonics based approach. Our children succeed well in reading, exceeding the National Average in KS1.