The Curriculum at St Kew ACE Academy
At St Kew we have a Connected Curriculum where learning is planned in themes. This theme learning includes the foundation subjects such as History, Geography, Science, Design Technology, Art and Music. It is built around greater learner involvement, ownership and independence. It requires children to think in depth and answer questions around a theme. We aim to inspire and excite children in their learning whilst embedding core skills across the curriculum. Learning is planned from pre-learning tasks, the National Curriculum and the school’s context, location and grounds. At St Kew we excite the children and ‘hook’ them into learning with starter events and conclude each theme with a reflection of the learning which has taken place.
We promote the 6 R’s of learning: Resilience, Responsibility, Readiness, Resourcefulness, Relationships and Reflectiveness. These core skills underpin all aspects of learning for each of our pupils and we respect each and every child’s particular needs and ambitions.
As a small school, we adapt the 2014 National Curriculum to enable all of our children to have a holistic approach within mixed aged classes. Outdoor learning underpins all areas of learning through our extensive outdoor facilities. These include a Round House with fire pit, kitchen garden, two poly tunnels, quiet areas, wildlife habitats, an large sports field and multi-purpose playgrounds. We add to our curriculum by inviting speakers into school, as well as providing educational visits for all year groups.