At Willow Academy, we have developed a curriculum which meets all national requirements and is relevant, progressive and most importantly of all, fun! The academy has adopted the National Curriculum 2014.
Throughout the school, we believe that education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. To this end, the children experience a varied but balanced curriculum that addresses: science, history, geography, ICT and music through a topic based approach. Throughout the curriculum we seek opportunities for performance (music and drama). In addition, we teach discrete sessions in Maths, English, Phonics (Letters and Sounds), French, Computing and Physical Education.
The children are encouraged to become independent learners, using their newly acquired skills from the Foundation Stage, within Year 1. This allows for the transition from the Foundation Stage Unit to KS1 to be as smooth as possible.
We like to use many different environments in addition to that of the classroom and so we work outside in the school grounds, in the local environments of Bessacarr and also beyond the boundaries of Doncaster.
Autumn 1: Moon Zoom
Autumn 2: Memory box
Spring 1: Paws Claws and Whiskers
Spring 2: The Enchanted Woodland
Summer 1: Changing Seasons
Summer 2: Superheroes
Autumn 1: Wriggle and Crawl
Autumn 2: Land Ahoy!
Spring 1: Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
Spring 2: Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Summer 1: Healthy Me
Summer 2: Beachcombers