Here at TEA, we follow the English 2014 National Curriculum, adapted to meet the needs of our students. Our team strives to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, providing fun,
interactive and learning environments for each and every child.
Themes: In Key Stage One, we teach
thematically, whereby Literacy, Science, History, Art and Design and Geography
are taught together. Writing lessons are the vehicle for imparting
cross-curricular learning of the other subjects. This is to allow for a more
meaningful and engaging curriculum for our students. We strive to create
stimulating lessons for the children, including practical lessons throughout
each topic. We follow the Talk for Writing scheme which enables children to
grasp the features of text genres through an engaging cycle, allowing them to
construct their own innovative and exciting pieces of writing.
Maths: At TEA, our Maths lessons are
designed so that every pupil reaches their full potential and develops an
interest in the subject. Teachers have high expectations of all pupils and
believe that every pupil can do Maths - our curriculum aims to instil this
belief within our pupils too. We follow the White Rose Scheme and use Power
Maths books which work in alignment with The National Curriculum for England.
During lessons, we follow a concrete,
pictorial and abstract (CPA) approach which allows pupils the capabilities to
achieve Mastery in Mathematics. We strive for children to enjoy Maths and try
to make lessons as practical and fun as possible.The school ensures children
gain a deep understanding of each topic by encouraging children to be independent,
critical thinkers. Pupils have access to quality modelling and structuring of
mathematical concepts; concepts that are introduced in small steps.
Furthermore, lessons provide opportunities for children to answer problem
solving and reasoning questions with gradual independence whilst applying their
knowledge in real life contexts.
ICT: In Key Stage 1, students take part in
one ICT lesson per week. In this session, we incorporate our themes topics to
develop our ICT skills using various platforms. Some platforms we use are;
Google Docs, Google Slides and online thesauruses to enhance research skills.
Phonics: In Key Stage One, students take
part in 5 Phonics lessons each week. We recap Phase 2 and 3, and teach Phase 4
and 5. We follow ‘Letters and Sounds’ and ensure our lessons are fun, engaging
and practical. Each lesson consists of reviewing previous sounds learnt,
teaching a new sound, practising and applying.