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 Approach

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

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…

English

At Co-op Academy Friarswood, English underpins the curriculum; the ability to read, write and to communicate well enables all other areas of the curriculum to become accessible. We aim to…

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…

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…

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…

Art

Through Art, children are given the opportunity to develop their understanding and use of a variety of media and processes in order to record, communicate and express their own ideas…

Design and Technology

Design and Technology draws from and contributes to all other areas of the curriculum and is essentially practical. Pupils learn to work with a variety of materials to create high…

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…

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…

Personal, Social and Health Education

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a highly valued subject within the school.  It holds a precious place within the school’s ethos and is a subject that is delivered…

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…

Music

Music is taught to each class by their class teacher or teaching assistant. Music lessons allow children to listen to a range of music thus developing their music appreciation skills,…

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…

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…

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,…

Learning at Home

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