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Corby
Primary Academy

Curriculum

At our Academy, the curriculum is designed to support the National Curriculum, and the EYFS curriculum through a thematic approach that allows pupils to use and apply skills and to develop links between subject areas. Pupils learn through relevant experiences and are able to make connections between all their learning and also still meet the individual requirements of different subjects as outlined in the National Curriculum/EYFS. We endeavour to foster a life-long love of learning, through adopting a highly practical and cross-curricular approach that encourages pupils to be independent and responsible citizens.

We use the Edison curriculum to support our topic based, cross-curricular approach.

Connected Curriculum Map – Years 1 to 6

We are a Values based school and each half term the whole school has a focus which are taught in the classrooms and form a basis for whole school assemblies:

Autumn 1 – Responsibility

Autumn 2 – Respect

Spring 1 – Perseverance

Spring 2 – Courage

Summer 1 - Honesty 

Summer 2 - Positivity

Each term the classes publish a curriculum leaflet which outlines the topic and learning for the term. Follow the links below to find them in their class pages:

Ladybirds
Butterflies
Dragonflies
Bumblebees
Grasshoppers
Caterpillars
Panthers
Pumas
Leopards
Lynx
Harris Hawks

Phonics and Spelling

At the Corby Primary Academy we use the principles of synthetic phonics, using the Letters and Sounds guidance documents from the DfE, as our approach to teaching Phonics. More information can be found in our Phonic and Spelling Policy.

Reading

We value the importance of reading as a skill for life. Children take part in reading activities each day, either through one to one reading with an adult, group reading, guided reading or reading for pleasure. We use a range of books to support children’s reading development; these are a mixture of phonic books aligned with Letters and Sounds, ‘real’ books, banded ‘scheme’ books, amongst others.

Children are encouraged to develop a love for books and reading through being read to and sharing books as well being heard read. Children take a reading book home each day and are encouraged to read and discuss books at home with their family.