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 in an exciting and purposeful way with cross-curricular links exploited to make learning interesting and meaningful. The curriculum is enhanced through visits, visitors and special events throughout the year.

Each term every class updates the “this term we are learning about ..” section of the website outlining the learning planned for the term with suggestions for activities to support learning at home.

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Reading Schemes

At Co-op Academy Friarswood, we use a range of text to support and challenge children with their reading.

The main reading schemes we use are:

Phonics Bug

Oxford Reading Tree




We teach Phonics through the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme.

With changes to the new curriculum, we have rearranged our reading scheme books. All our books are all still relevant but the colour bands may not match the new phonics phases. When children read to a member of staff, the staff will make sure your child / children bring home reading books appropriate to them. These reading books may be of different colour bands but please do not let this worry you.  Your child’s book will be changed every week. If your child requires a new reading book more often please record any reading done at home in your child’s learning diary / reading record.

Find out more

Should you wish to have a discussion about the curriculum we offer, please contact your class teacher.