The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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The Selling School Curriculum

Using the National Curriculum

As an Academy we have developed a new and exciting curriculum for all our schools, which is bespoke for their children's needs. The Government bought out a new National Curriculum in September 2014 and we used this as an opportunity to develop an Academy Curriculum, which we have been teaching since September 2015. Over time this has adapted and is now a bespoke 'Selling school Curriculum' and the school is working on ensuring that the full 'Curriculum offer' is in place by the end of this academic year.

We have decided to take on the National Curriculum as it stands in English, Maths and Science, as these are tested nationally and we would be doing our children a large disservice if we strayed too far away from these National guidelines. The goalposts in most of these subjects have moved slightly, either up or down, and we have taken this into consideration with our teaching in all schools across these subjects.

The rest of the curriculum has been looked at, by your child’s teachers, in some detail. They have looked at the expectations in the National Curriculum and used these to create some exciting new topics across the 1 or 2 year cycles. We have used some of the children’s ideas, and have taken on board some of the parent's thoughts and suggestions. Thank you to all those parents completed questionnaires to help us with this process.

If you would like any additional information about this or any part of the new curriculum, please contact your Head Teacher.

 How can you help at home ?

 Below are some Year group appropriate sheets that will enable you to understand how we question children in class to ensure understanding in Maths.

 PDF iconYear 1 probing questions

PDF iconYear 2 probing questions

PDF iconYear 3 probing questions

PDF iconYear 4 probing questions

PDF iconYear 5 probing questions

PDF iconYear 6 probing questions


 Here is a recommended reading list designed by our Literacy co-ordinators

 PDF icon Recommended Reading List 



These guides, although out of date now, show you how the curriculum changed

PDF iconYear 1 Parent Guide

PDF iconYear 2 Parent Guide

PDF iconYear 3 Parent Guide

PDF iconYear 4 Parent Guide

PDF iconYear 5 Parent Guide

PDF iconYear 6 Parent Guide