Curriculum Vision

At Wren, we combine our ambition for students to achieve outstanding academic results with an emphasis on developing the skills to help them become accomplished life-long learners.

In Reception, we follow the Early Years framework. Lessons are planned based on the children’s individual needs and interests. At this age your input is essential, therefore we offer an online assessment profile which means you can see exactly what your child has been doing in class and also contribute by describing learning they have been completing at home.

To support the Early Years framework and KS1 curriculum we teach all the objectives through interesting and inspiring topics.

We aim to make our children’s learning experiences varied and inclusive; achieving high standards, particularly in English and mathematics, remains our main objective. We place particular emphasis on the acquisition of basic skills, but also provide excellent opportunities for sport, languages and the performing arts by connecting with our specialist teachers from the secondary school. Wren Academy has the highest expectations for all children and all are provided with opportunities to discover and develop their own unique talents.

Curriculum Overview

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for Reception

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for Year 1

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for Year 2

Phonics

At Wren Academy we follow ‘Letters and sounds’ to teach the children phonics. They are organised into groups which ensure the teacher can plan for the specific needs in their group. In Reception we have daily phonics lessons as well as daily writing and reading sessions. Child initiated writing in Reception is promoted and we love seeing the progress the children make so quickly in this area. Children are taught handwriting alongside phonics using the RWI phrases. In KS1, daily phonics lessons occur in all classes and in Year 2 we use the 'no-nonsense spelling' programme. We also have daily handwriting lessons and English lessons where we use 'Talk for Writing' to develop children's reading and writing skills.

Reading

In school, children will have guided reading sessions using Project X books. These are innovative and exciting books with illustrations which really engage all children.

Every week you will be provided with different books to take home including phonics books, Alien adventure books, Fireflies, Poetry books and non-fiction books. Please read daily with your child and sign their reading record.

SEN Information Report

Please click here to to find out how we support children with special educational needs.