Curriculum Overviews and Development Plans:
Below are pdf documents showing what is taught/covered in each subject across which year groups, classes or key stages and their respective development plans.
At Delaware Primary Academy we follow the 2014 National Curriculum.
English is often linked to the termly topic and we use high quality texts as models to promote progression e.g. the use of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo to support narrative during a World War One topic. Children in Key Stage 1 often learn these texts by heart to give them a framework to improve their writing. They then innovate on these texts.
Spelling, grammar and punctuation are taught and then practiced in different written contexts. We use Alan Peat's Sentence Structure to show learners how they can improve their sentences and punctuation.
Phonics is taught in EYFS and Key Stage 1 to teach pupils how to read and spell and this reading is practiced individually or in groups during guided reading sessions.
In upper Key Stage 2 we are beginning to promote Reciprocal Reading where the pupils begin to take the lead when discussing reading.
Since the beginning of 2017 we have used the White Rose Hub and AET planning for mathematics. This places greater emphasis on spending more time teaching ensuring that key mathematical themes are embedded e.g. place value in Key Stage 1. It also encourages learners to explore different areas of mathematics in greater depth and requires them to explain their reasoning and combine lots of different maths learning to solve problems.
Science is taught as a stand alone topic, although links are made, if possible, with the topic.
There is a progression in skills for the other Foundation subjects and each teacher ensures that this is covered within the termly topics during the year.
We pride ourselves on working with different groups and members of our community as well as the other Academies in our Bridge Multi-Academy Trust.
We have an Extended School, offering wrap around childcare and a number of exciting clubs.
Callington Community College is our main feeder secondary school. Other primary feeder headteachers meet to discuss transition and moderation of assessments.
We have a great relationship with The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth who have run workshops for our Gifted and Talented pupils and have also visited the School offering exciting workshops.
Tesco in Callington have run a Christmas card competition for the last two years exclusively for pupils from Delaware and Gunnislake. We have had school groups visiting the store and seeing behind the scenes. Children have packed customers shopping and our choir sing outside Tesco, twice, in the run up to Christmas. They also helped to support our RE week by running a Diwali trail in school. We have also been awarded a £4000 grant from the bags for the community fund to revamp our pond area- look out for photographs of this developing project.
Callington Rotary Club helped us refurbish a classroom so that it was better suited to the needs of our SEN pupils. This has made a massive difference to their school day. They also came in and painted 2 classrooms and a corridor in the summer holidays giving the school a fantastic bright start to the term. They also support us with Youth Speaks (public speaking competition) and we provide competitors for the Junior Crier competition as well as creating (with the help of a local artist) a giant or two and some Maypole dancers for Callington's annual 'Mayfest' celebrations.
Church The local Methodist church regularly come up and take 'Open the Book' assemblies with the children. We visit Gunnislake Church to take part in the annual Christingle service.
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