Badock’s Wood E-ACT Academy has an exciting creative curriculum which focuses on different topics each term. Each topic is developed using the children’s interest and enhanced by visitors, trips and wow days.
Please see below for details on the curriculum at Badock’s Wood:
If you have any questions about the curriculum, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
We use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ Phonics programme throughout EYFS and KS1.
Children are assessed termly and in KS1, children are taught in groups according to their individual ability. Once children have completed the six phonic phases within the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme, we focus on teaching spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.
Children who require further support with their phonics skills, will receive additional support accordingly.
We promote reading through encouraging reading every day at home and rewarding in school. We believe in the value of learning to read and the joy it can bring when children experience their first book.
We are fortunate enough to have a wide selection of levelled reading books for children to choose from and take home to read.
Please refer to the Reading Levels for more information.
When children first start to learn to read, it is important that they have books that enable them to read most of the text fluently, whilst still offering them the correct level of challenge.
So that this can happen, our books are colour coded. In addition, each colour is fine graded with a Reading Recovery level. These help to show progression of the child’s learning within a colour band.
The easiest level is Level 1 and the hardest is Level 30.
- At the end of year 2, national expectations are for children to be reading books at a White band (Reading Recovery Level 23)
- At the end of year 4, expectations are for children to be reading lime band (Reading Recovery R25/26)
- At the end of year 6, for children to be reading Sapphire or Free Reader books.
Children are assessed on their reading skills using Benchmark reading assessments, at the end of each term.
Please see Miss Beeks if you would like to know anymore and ways to support at home.
At Badock’s Wood we teach English through an adaptation of ‘Talk for Writing.’ Pupils engage with a fiction unit and a non fiction unit every term. The units are usually taught across three weeks and are split into;
Imitate week – Pupils learn the story and text really well and produce writing around it.
Innovate week- Pupils begin to adapt the text with their own ideas.
Invent week– Pupils start creating their own stories.
Pupils also spend one week a term focusing on developing cross curricular writing
At Badock’s Wood E-ACT Academy we provide a consistent approach to teaching mathematics across the school. We aim to give all children positive and fun experience that will enable them to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject. We teach for mastery in all areas, focusing on the 3 aims of the 2014 National Curriculum: Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving. These play an essential role in helping pupils to gain a deeper understanding of a topic. Maths lessons are well paced, engaging and children use a range of resources to support their learning.
To be fluent in the mathematics children practice arithmetic skills, recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately. The curriculum ensures that children feel confident when following a line of enquiry or investigation and can justify their ideas using mathematical vocabulary. Children are also given the opportunity to apply their skills to a variety of mathematical problems, which require perseverance in seeking solutions.
Termly drop-ins are held to welcome parents in to class to enable the children to demonstrate their Maths learning and show their work. These drop-ins are also an opportunity to ask questions to the class teacher.