At Offa’s Mead Academy we provide a broad and balanced curriculum through a thematic approach. Each class follows a subject focused theme which includes cross-curricular links to other subjects. This Academic year we will be continuing the the new curriculum, starting with History themes in October. In September, each class spent time on PSHCE and completing learning based on a class book. These included Mr Stink by David Walliams and Boy by Roald Dahl.
Summer Term - Geography focus
Year 1 From Sedbury to a Safari
Year 2- Around the World
Year 3/4- Passage to India
Year 4/5 Brooks, Beaches and Bubbling Lava
Year 6- Rainforest to Rio
Spring Term - Science focus
Reception- Winter,Jack and the Beanstalk
Year 1 Animals and Plant Life
Year 2 Sound, Living things and their habitats
Year 3/4 Solids, Liquids and Gases (Charlie and the Chocolate factory)
Y4/5 Bugs, Bones and Botany!
Year 6 Blood, bones and body bits!
Autumn Term - History focus
Reception- Marvellous Me and Bears Bears Everywhere!
Year 1- Castles
Year 2- The Great Fire of London
Year 3/4- Battles, Burial and Beowulf
Year 4/5- Egypt
Year 6- Battles, Black Out and The Blitz
See the bottom of the page for some reviews of Goodnight Mr Tom- Y6 went to London to see the play!
Reception- Marvelous Me and Bears Bears Everywhere!
Year 1- Castles
Year 2- Bridges and Boats
Year 3/4- Ancient Greece
Y4/5 - The Shang Dynasty
Y6- WWI and II
We will all be Scientists in the Spring Term.
Reception- I''l huff and I'll puff... (3 little pigs)
Year 1- Amazing Animals
Year 2- Habitats and Hunters
Year 3/4- Switched on! (Electricity and Magnetism)
Year 4/5- Is anybody out there? (Space)
Year 6- Blood, Bones and Body Bits!
For more information on the new curriculum please click here or see the year group overviews at the bottom of the page.
As part of the new curriculum, sub-levels will no longer be used to measure attainment and progress. Click at the bottom of the page to see how we are approaching life without levels.
OFSTED 2014 stated - The breadth of learning opportunities fosters an excitement to learning and contributes well to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
The themes run alongside daily Literacy and Maths sessions as well as regular Writing Skills, Maths Burst and STOP! Grammar time sessions which are provided to close attainment gaps for our pupils. The children also have daily Guided Reading sessions and DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)
OFSTED 2014 stated - The achievement of pupils has improved significantly in the short time the academy has been open. The proportion of pupils attaining at or above the levels expected for their ages is improving quickly.