Our Curriculum Drivers
Reading – We firmly believe that if children can read well and read widely, they will be best placed to achieve in all areas of the curriculum. By the time pupils leave Castleward, they will be able to read with accuracy and fluency, to analyse what they have read and developed an enjoyment of reading for pleasure.
Knowledge – Knowledge is like glue that sticks information as well as learning together. When we have prior knowledge about a topic, we understand it better. The more children know, the more children learn. Topics are personalised to meet the needs of the pupils who attend the school, ensuring that they have opportunities to apply prior knowledge to new learning experiences and develop reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Communication – Pupils learn how to confidently share their ideas, feelings and understanding of new vocabulary in order to effectively communicate with others. They become effective speakers and listeners, empowering them to better understand themselves, each other and the world around them. Being able to effectively communicate allows pupils to develop and deepen their subject knowledge and understanding by having a wide range of opportunities to talk in the classroom. The skills needed to do this are taught, modelled, scaffolded and structured where necessary to enable them to learn the skills needed to communicate effectively.
Visions & Values
The word GROW summarises our values at Castleward Spencer Academy. School life is driven and shaped through the teaching and modelling of these core values:
- Great communication skill
- Resilient, confident learners ready to take risks
- Opportunity to be curious and independent
- Working together with kindness to enjoy and achieve
- Maths Policy
- Maths Progression Map
- Maths Teaching & Learning Guide
- EYFS Maths Policy
- Calculation Policy
Long Term Plans