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March

21st - Parents Meeting for Year 3/4 residential visit to Carlton Lodge at 3.15pm.

22nd - Silver Birch Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

22nd - Key Steps Gymnastics Finals at Northallerton Leisure Centre.

26th - Year 3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Competition at Thirsk School, 1 - 3pm.

28th - Year 5 Curriculum Enrichment Day at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

29th - Maple Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

29th - North Yorkshire Games Cross Country Finals at Dalby Forest.

29th - School Disco, 6 - 7.30pm.

 

April

3rd - 'Book People' Book Fair at School, parents invited 3.15 - 4pm.

4th - 'Book People' Book Fair at School, parents invited from 3.15 - 4pm.

5th - Big Sing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

5th - Vision checks for Year Reception pupils.

5th - 'Book People' Book Fair at School, parents invited from 3.15 - 4pm.

9th - Parent Conversation Meetings, 1 - 5pm.

10th - Parent Conversation Meetings, 3.30 - 6.30pm.

11th - Topcliffe's Got Talent, 1.45pm + non-uniform day for Freddie's Fight.  £1 donation.

12th - Easter Services at St Columba's Church, 9am.

12th - FOTS Chocolate Tombola, 1 - 2pm.

12th - School Closes for Easter Holidays, 2pm.

29th - Staff Training Day.

30th - School re-opens for start of Summer term.

 

Future Key Dates

7th May - 8th May - Year 3/4 residential visit to Carlton Lodge.

W/C 13th May - Year 6 SATS week.

7th June - School Sports Day, 1.30pm.

W/C 1st July - Thirsk Induction Week for Year 6 pupils.

19th July - End of Year Celebration Service at St Columba's Church, 10am.

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Maple Class will be sharing in Collective Worship this Friday, 29th March 2019.

The School Curriculum

Topcliffe CofE Academy curriculum statement

English and Maths are taught as discrete sessions in the morning, but wherever possible they will link to our topics. The foundation subjects are taught with a focus on mastery across all subjects. English and maths skills are also applied across the curriculum. Where possible writing is linked to the topic with the aim of making it ‘real’. Teachers ensure a clear progression for all and have high expectations for children’s achievements in all subjects.

Our Curriculum Aims:

  • To ensure that all children feel safe and happy in order for them to achieve their absolute potential
  • To have a positive impact on the local community
  • To embed Christian values of community, compassion, friendship and trust
  • To develop tolerance, empathy and tackle stereotypes, preparing children for life in modern Britain
  • To prepare children for their next steps
  • To be engaging and exciting
  • To develop creativity and collaboration skills
  • To lead to outstanding outcomes for our children
  • To develop independence and resilience through meaningful and relevant content and approaches
  • To encourage outdoor learning
  • To engage parents and the wider community
  • To value each child’s contribution and individuality

The National Curriculum is used to inform planning for all subjects. Teachers have a deep level of understanding of the curriculum for the age range they teach and design engaging topics that teach all of the National Curriculum content alongside the skills to become life long learners.

 

We teach phonics through a scheme called Read Write Inc and for more information on our approach to teaching Reading see the English statement below.

 

For more information on our curriculum please contact the academy on 01845 577412 or e-mail admin@topcliffeacademy.org

 

Teaching, Learning & Assessment Policy 

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Feedback Policy

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Calculations

Addition Policy - Click here to download

Calculation Policy - Click here to download

 

Division Policy - Click here to download

Multiplication Policy - Click here to download

Subtraction Policy - Click here to download

 

Maths Statement

At Topcliffe C of E Academy, we believe it is important that all children have a wide mathematics curriculum. Children are encouraged to self choose their level of activities in order to ensure they are challenging themselves. Teachers set work at Expected level in all lessons to give every child the same curriculum coverage. 

Daily, the children have a CLIC session (Counting, Learn its,  It's nothing new and Calculation) this is to ensure their continuous knowledge of arithmetic continues and is developed throughout small steps over the year. We follow White Rose planning and, along side fluency, we have reasoning in all lesson - this can be written responses, verbal or physically shown.

Each child has a Times Table Rock Stars account for home learning and we celebrate their achievements weekly - we even have a chair in Worship for the champion or most improved.

We strive to have all children enjoying maths, from Nursery to Year 6.

 

English Statement

At Topcliffe C of E Academy we firmly believe that children will achieve their potential when they are inspired to do so. Our English curriculum is delivered creatively using a thematic approach which changes each half term.

Wherever possible, cross-curricular links are made with English through History, Geography, Science and RE.

Teachers ensure clear progression for all children with a deep knowledge of the curriculum and a teaching sequence which encompasses all aspects of grammar and writing composition. This allows children to achieve with the highest of expectations.

Alongside this, each unit is accompanied by daily whole-class guided reading. This targets reading comprehension skills and focuses on enriching children’s vocabulary and reading experience through exposure to the high quality texts that are studied.

At Topcliffe, we have a positive reading culture and aim to foster a love of reading in all of our children. Children are encouraged to read every day with regular opportunities for discussion around the text and to critique what they have read.

 

Long Term Plans

Willow & Ash Class Long Term Plans - Click here to download

Silver Birch Class Long Term Plans - Click here to download

Maple Class Long Term Plans - Click here to download

 

Reading Lists

 

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