King Offa Primary Academy follows the bespoke Aurora Academies Trust (AAT) Curriculum for the Foundation Subjects, which has been designed to engage our pupils and ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and skills for their next chapter at school. The AAT Curriculum has been designed in line with the English National Curriculum (which was implemented in September 2014) to ensure that it meets the statutory requirements set out by the government.
We use an enquiry-based curriculum that motivates and inspires our children. Each topic hinges on a key question or 'Concept Question' linked to the History or Geography theme the children are studying. You can find these on the whole school overview below. At King Offa Primary Academy, we believe in four values that underpin everything that we do. These values belong to every pupil, parent and member of staff and to any visitor that joins us. We explore these values through our learning each day and in the interactions that we have with each other.
At King Offa Primary Academy, we have the following curriculum principles:
- The curriculum is inspiring with all National Curriculum subjects valued
- Underpinning the curriculum is a rigorous emphasis on enabling students to be effective readers, writers and mathematicians
- The full curriculum is accessible to all students who are challenged to improve their knowledge and skills
A Progression Document for each subject, showing who learns what and when, can be found on each individual subject page. Please click on the individual curriculum pages (listed on the right hand side) to find out more.
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AAT Curriculum Rationale
As an academy, we have freedom to design and implement a curriculum that we feel is best suited to the children at our school. The teaching of English and Maths is our highest priority so that children leave King Offa with the skills they need to succeed in secondary school and beyond. We know, however, that children learn best when what they are learning about is fun, engaging and hands-on. That is why we make links between the subjects we teach whenever possible. For example, if children are learning about Ancient Egypt during History lessons, then our curriculum planning makes sure that in English lessons children have the opportunity to use what they have found out about Egypt across a range of different writing genres. Similarly, links are made between Science lessons and Mathematics so that if children have carried out a scientific experiment and recorded the results, they can then use these in a Maths lesson, when learning about handling data.
We are proud that the curriculum we deliver at King Offa is broad, balanced and ambitious for all pupils. However, it’s always carefully reviewed so that it continues to develop so that it helps our pupils be well prepared for their transition to secondary school and life beyond.