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Welcome to Easterside Academy

"Giving the Chance to Shine"

National Curriculum

We have embarked on a new National Curriculum from September 2014. We have always placed a great emphasis on helping the children make links in their learning through a cross curricular approach and our new curriculum continues this approach. Children are taught through themes that have a distinct subject leading the learning and clear curriculum links to other subjects allowing for greater development of skills within a strong and meaningful context for the children.nationalCurriculum

At Easterside Academy, we use the ‘Cornerstones’ curriculum model, with 4 stages of learning:

  • Engage
  • Develop
  • Innovate
  • Express

This curriculum model provides exciting experiences which inspire the children, encourage independence and resilience in their learning and offer the opportunities to apply their skills in a range of contexts.

 

Please click on ‘Year Groups’ to find out what topics your child is covering each term.

Engage

At this initial stage of the learning we provide ‘memorable’ and ‘real life’ experiences such as educational visits or visitors. This ‘hooks’ the pupils into the learning and encourages curiosity and inspiring enquiry. Recent visits have included a visit to Anlwick Castle and the Chocolate Factory in York.

Main Elements

  • Memorable experience
  • Develop interests
  • Pose and explore questions
  • Explore & Enquire
  • Talk and Discuss
  • Enjoy

 

Develop

During the ‘Develop’ stage of the curriculum, the children will acquire further knowledge, skills and understanding.

Main Elements

  • Develop Knowledge, Skills, Understanding and Techniques
  • Basic Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Direct Teaching
  • Differentiate
  • Modelling
  • Direct Assessment

Innovate

The ‘Innovate’ phase allows children to use and apply their KSU through a negotiated process facilitated via a provocation.

They are able to self-direct, investigate and explore an aspect of their learning in greater depth. This style of learning promotes independence and builds resilience, as the pupils face challenges and seek ways to overcome them.

Main Elements

  • Using and Apply KSU
  • Problem Solving
  • Develop Imagination & Creativity
  • Take a Risk

 

Express

The final stage is ‘Express’, which gives the children an opportunity to share and disseminate their learning with others. This may take the form of a carnival procession, a school assembly or a musical performance. The collaborative and celebratory nature of this learning is highly inclusive and is frequently shared with parents.

Children

  • Application of Knowledge
  • Understanding, Skills and Techniques
  • Perform
  • Produce
  • Reflect
  • Evaluate

 

Further information regarding our school curriculum can be found through the team newsletters each term.

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As part of our Curriculum we have also introduced:

"101 Things To Do Before You Leave Easterside Academy!"

These 101 activities and experiences have been identified by the parents, pupils, staff and Governors at Easterside Academy and are mapped out and built into the curriculum we offer. Pupils have the opportunity from Year 1 to Year 6, to identify these opportunities and to get them signed off in their Learning Journey Books.

101 Things To Do Before You Leave Easterside Academy Click!

 

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Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Tue
Pupil Annual Reports Pick Up @ Easterside Academy
Jun 27 all-day

Pupil reports can be collected from the main entrance of the school at 9am and 3pm.

Jun
28
Wed
Sports Day @ Easterside Academy
Jun 28 all-day

Key Stage 2 – Morning

Key Stage 1 – Afternoon

Jun
29
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play – Numbers all around! @ Easterside Academy
Jun 29 all-day

Parents and family welcome to ‘Stay and Play’ every Thursday at the start of the session.

Morning Nursery and Reception: 8.45am – 9.15am

Afternoon Nursery: 12 – 12.30pm

Reception Yoga Bugs – Celebration Assembly
Jun 29 all-day

Time to be confirmed.

Jul
5
Wed
Summer Fair @ Easterside Academy
Jul 5 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Further information will follow.

Jul
6
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play – Out and About
Jul 6 all-day

Parents and family welcome to ‘Stay and Play’ every Thursday at the start of the session.

Morning Nursery and Reception: 8.45am – 9.15am

Afternoon Nursery: 12 – 12.30pm