Curriculum

In the Academy, English, Maths and Science are taught discretely, following national guidelines. Throughout the Academy, children enjoy focused, carefully planned core lessons, which reflect the emphasis placed on teaching the children reading, writing, numeracy and investigative skills.

Other subject areas are predominately covered in an integrated  manner through topics or themes embracing particular focuses. These areas are Computing, Music, Art, History, Geography, Design and Technology and Religious Education.

Children work in a variety of ways: as a class, in groups, pairs or individually. The emphasis is always on active and meaningful involvement of children in their own learning. Children have regular opportunities to engage in musical and creative activities. In addition, the curriculum has a strong international focus. As such, our Academy has developed numerous links with partner schools and organisations abroad.

PE is an important part of the curriculum; all children take regular part in regular physical exercise. The school actively encourages children to make healthy choices.

Wolsey is on a journey to become a Unicef Rights Respecting School, and the 52 articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child run through every lesson that is taught in every classroom. Pupils are encouraged to share their thoughts and beliefs through regular class discussions on the most important issues in the world toady. It is through the teaching and learning of these rights that children develop spiritually, morally and socially, and develop local and global cultural awareness. Children leave Wolsey understanding what being a British citizen means and ready to become valuable members of society.

Sex and Relationship Education is taught in each year group. Every effort is made to match the teaching and knowledge to the maturity of the children. We aim to help pupils to cope with the physical and emotional challenges of growing up, give them an elementary understanding of human reproduction and enable them to make informed choices about their health and environment and to resist bullying.

The Academy is very well resourced, enabling teachers to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum. We continue to invest in ICT so that our pupils can learn using the most up-to-date technologies. Within our curriculum we aim to provide for the academic, personal and social development of every child; encouraging them to work and think independently so that learning is irresistible.