Subject/other activity (e.g. enrichment)Hours per week for each subject/activity
KS1 & KS2
Years 1-4
LiteracyDiscrete 5 hours
NumeracyDiscrete 5 hours
Applied Transdiscipline Learning – including the NC subjects + embedded Literacy and numeracy and computing + Spanish from Year 115 hours
PREP time at the end of each day (review of work, preparation for the next day, homework guidance)2.5 hours (30 minutes per day)
Enrichment time: breakfast clubs will operate, and at the end of each day, and there will be a selection of after school enrichment activities (peripatetic music, sport, and others)Breakfast up to 30 minutes a day before school, enrichment up to 1 hour a day (not Friday)
Online learning at home. All pupils will be given homeworkUp to one hour a night
Years 5-6
Literacy5
Numeracy5
Computer thinking2
Spanish1
Performance (Music/Drama/PE)1
Applied Transdiscipline Learning, inc. Science and other NC subjects11
PREP time at the end of each day (review of work, preparation for the next day, homework guidance)2.5 hours (30 minutes per day)
Enrichment time: breakfast clubs will operate, and there will be a selection of after school enrichment activities(peripatetic music, sport, and others)Breakfast up to 30 minutes a day before school, enrichment up to 1 hour a day (not Friday)
Online learning at home. All pupils will be given homeworkBreakfast up to 30 minutes a day before school, enrichment up to 1 hour a day (not Friday)
Years 1 – 4 Principles:
  • The curriculum in Years 1 to 4 is skills guided by the requirements of the National Curriculum.
  • There will be a mixture of single discipline learning and Applied Transdiscipline Learning.
  • Have a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy – discrete and reinforced in the ATL curriculum – students will read and have a weekly written task.
  • Digital output will be combined with written output.
  • All students will maintain a digital portfolio of their best work from Year 3.
  • Computational thinking skills will be woven into all aspects of the curriculum.
  • All students will receive personalised support.
  • Spanish will be introduced in Year 1.
  • There will be regular testing/assessment.
  • From Year 2 students will take the English Speaking Board qualification to improve their confidence and speaking skills.
  • Pupils will be taught to programme, model and create using the computer.

Early experiences have a major impact on future life chances, consequently, the primary years are crucial for establishing strong foundations on which to build. Throughout the Primary Academy years we will have an unrelenting focus on developing language, numeracy and computational skills, building character, nurturing sound values and good habits.

Years 5 – 6 

Here the curriculum will be very similar to that experienced in Years 3 and 4, however an increasing amount of specialist teaching will be experienced in English, Maths, Computational Thinking, Spanish, and Music/Drama.

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