Our Curriculum

Co-op Academy Friarswood strives to provide our children with a rich and broad curriculum within which all pupils can learn and achieve their best. The 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 visits, visitors and special events throughout the year. Our curriculum includes activities appropriate to the age and development of our pupils that will help to prepare them positively for life in Modern Britain and which actively promote the fundamental British Values along with our STAR values (Safe, Trust, Achieve & Resilience). The governors and staff are committed to providing the full range of opportunities for all pupils, regardless of the nine protected characteristics. At all times and in all circumstances, teachers and other staff are responsible for the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

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Curriculum Intent and Rationale

Our Approach   Curriculum Intentions Co-op Academy Friarswood strives to provide our children with a rich and broad curriculum within which all pupils can learn and achieve their best. Our…

Curriculum Intent and Rationale

Early Years Provision

Our Approach At Co-op Academy Friarswood, our aim is to provide a warm, happy, caring atmosphere where your child feels safe and can develop a positive attitude towards learning throughout…

Early Years Provision

English

Our English lessons develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary. We teach English in a cross-curricular way, linking up with other areas of the curriculum through a whole text…

English

Mathematics

The National Framework for Mathematics was introduced in the school to enable teachers to provide pupils with a firm foundation in mathematics and set targets for raising standards in key…

Mathematics

Computing

We aim to ensure that all pupils: ·         Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation ·         Can analyse…

Computing

Science

Science is an exciting and active part of the curriculum. Lessons aim to broaden the scientific view of all children through exploration, testing and developing ideas. All pupils are taught…

Science

Art

The intent of our Art and Design curriculum at Co-Op Academy is to deliver a scheme which is accessible to all.   The curriculum will maximise the development of every…

Art

Design and Technology

At Co-Op Academy, we believe that Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.  Using creativity and imagination, pupils will design and make products that solve real and…

Design and Technology

Geography

Children have a natural interest in the world around them and this curiosity is used to develop their knowledge and understanding of not only their locality but of contrasting localities…

Geography

History

History is a very powerful subject in our curriculum as it sparks curiosity of the past in Britain and the wider world. Children find out about past lives and societies…

History

PSHE and RSE

Co-op Academy Friarswood considers that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an integral part of the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education and Citizenship curriculum.  We aim to offer…

Modern Foreign Languages

French is formally taught to children from Year 3 onwards however children in KS1 and Early Years are exposed to French through songs and rhymes. The teaching of French is…

Modern Foreign Languages

Music

At Co-op Academy Friarswood, Music is an integral part of our curriculum which is highly valued by staff and pupils alike. Music is a universal language that embodies one of…

Music

Physical Education

Children in our Nursery and Reception classes have a mix of Physical Development through timetabled lessons and provision within their learning environment. All pupils in KS1 and KS2 have two…

Physical Education

Religious Education

RE is about helping children to understand how people with different beliefs make sense of life, and to have confidence to think through big questions for themselves. We find out…

Religious Education

Relationship and Sex Education

Discreet units of relationship and sex education are taught to Years 5 and 6 building upon the earlier PSHE programme from Nursery to Year 4, which deals with relationships, friendships,…

This term we are learning

Take a look at what the children will be learning this term. Nursery and Reception Topic web Early Years Summer Term 2020 Year 1  Year 1 English Curriculum  Year 1…

This term we are learning