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Quality of Education @ Walton Peak Flying High
At Walton Peak Flying High Primary and Nursery Academy, our carefully constructed curriculum provides children with an ambitious, high-quality education. It ensures that children are support to be well rounded, compassionate people who have a genuine love of learning. Children develop a strong sense of pride in themselves and their community. It is broad and balanced, rich and varied and provides them with experiences and opportunities that are relevant to our children. We are committed to ensuring that our children are not only ready for the next stage in their education but that they also become citizens of the world.
Our principles are:
We value the vital partnership between home and school, with parents and staff working together for the benefit of our children. We are committed to keeping children safe and providing an environment that promotes good behaviour.
We follow an enquiry approach where each enquiry is led by a 'Driving Subject'. Each termly enquiry has a different subject driver:
Autumn Term - History Driver
Spring Term - Geography Driver
Summer Term - Arts Driver
Other subjects are taught as 'Enhancers' (whereby the subject will add something to the enquiry) or are taught discretely.
We have created long term plans which cover the content and knowledge taught starting in EYFS. We strongly believe that the Early Years curriculum is an essential part of the whole school curriculum and therefore have ensured it is incorporated into the whole learning journey instead of it being treated as a separate entity. In foundation stage, we follow the new Early Years Framework, incorporating our own ideas and values as well as adapting where necessary to meet the needs of our own pupils.
Long Term Overviews
Our curriculum long-term plans can be viewed below:
Walton Peak Flying High Academy and Nursery Curriculum Long Term Plans
Discrete teaching of subjects
For many of our discrete subjects, we use published schemes to help support the way in which we deliver these lessons to meet the needs of the children in our school.
These discrete schemes are:
Computing: Purple Mash
Spanish: Language Angels
PE: Real PE
Phonics: No Nonsense Phonics
Maths: White Rose Maths
RE: Derbyshire RE Scheme
Below are copies of the FHT Key Knowledge Progression Documents that we have implemented throughout school. These have been used to map out our curriculum to ensure knowledge is taught in a sequential manner to allow children to revisit knowledge over their journey throughout Walton Peak. This has an ultimate aim that the children will know and remember more over time.
You will notice that each progression document starts with Nursery and ends with Year 7. We are very keen to ensure our work aligns as closely as possible to the curriculum of our local secondary schools.