At TRAT, our curriculum intent is, “To provide pupils with exciting, challenging and engaging learning opportunities that give a lifelong passion for learning and provide them with the skills and knowledge to pursue their interests and passions.”
Please find our Curriculum statement here.
Teaching Reading, Writing and Phonics;
At The Robinswood Academy Trust we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and who can use discussion to communicate and further their learning.
We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in English, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. Books have been selected to have an approach where books are cumulative through theme and progressive by complexity of text. We believe that a secure basis in English skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.
Reading is taught using a whole class approach. High quality texts are chosen and children use the VIPERS to identify the 6 reading domains within the National Curriculum. These are the key areas which children need to understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts.
Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully. Children are taught how to: recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes; identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make; and blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.
The Phonics scheme we use in our trust to teach phonics is:
- Read, Write, Inc
Through the Read, Write Inc. Programme, children learn the alphabetic code: the 150+ graphemes that represent the 44 speech sounds. They rapidly learn sounds and the letter, or groups of letters, they need to represent them.
Please find our Reading, Writing and Phonics curriculum here.
Mathematics is an important creative discipline that helps us to understand and change the World. We want all pupils at The Robinswood Academy Trust to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of mathematics and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject.
At The Robinswood Academy Trust, we foster positive ‘can do’ attitudes, believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. We use mistakes as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems before acceleration through new content.
Please find our Maths curriculum here.
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