Curriculum Statement


 

At Forest Gate Academy, we believe that learning is a lifelong process that should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone.  Through our curriculum and teaching, we focus on inspiring our children to learn, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be independent and autonomous learners.

Children’s learning in the foundation subjects is organised into topics.

Alongside these topics, we teach English and Maths on a daily basis. We encourage Reading, Writing and Maths to be fully embedded within the whole curriculum.

At Forest Gate Academy, all our children are taught phonics through the “Letters and Sounds” programme. In EYFS and KS1, phonics is taught in small groups, based on ability.

Throughout the school, the children have access to quality texts and books from a variety of reading schemes.  Throughout KS2, independent reading is encouraged and the children have access to the Accelerated Reading programme to develop their understanding of the text.

 

Through our curriculum and teaching, we aim to:

  • Enable children to become independent and confident learners;
  • Help children to develop positive relationships with others and work collaboratively in a variety of situations;
  • Show respect for all races and cultures and, in doing so, to promote positive attitudes towards other people.

This webpage will give you and overview of our curriculum, however, if you would like to read about the National Curriculum in more detail, please click here.

All staff at school are willing to talk to you about any area of the curriculum – so please speak to your class teacher.