Throughout their journey at Laureate Primary Community, we believe that every child should:
Have the opportunity and support to become fluent, confident and skilled communicators, irrespective of their context or starting point;
Be exposed to a rich and diverse range of experiences, in both Reading and Writing, and be challenged to deepen and apply their English skills and knowledge throughout the curriculum;
Develop conceptual fluency in Reading and Writing, through a carefully developed curriculum that encompasses the principles of cognitive neuroscience and best practice;
Enjoy a curriculum that places emphasis on evidence-led research: cognitive load theory, principles of instruction, making vocabulary explicit, ensuring that generative learning tasks fit together securely in a curriculum structure to develop excellence.
Experience a curriculum that is unapologetically ambitious, cohesive and rich in knowledge and vocabulary.
Aims of the English Curriculum
At Laureate Community Academy we aim to offer a high quality English education that will enable children to develop a love of reading and writing as well as oracy skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children are encouraged to read widely and often, develop their vocabulary and take pride in their writing.
Our English curriculum follow the scheme ‘Curriculum for Literacy with Unity Schools Partnership’ (CUSP) for both reading and writing. CUSP has been carefully planned taking into account evidence informed practice. The curriculum design has a clear focus on progressive teaching sequences, retrieval practice, spaced retrieval practice, the importance of memory and schemata as well as lesson by lesson knowledge notes. It will provide teachers with the tools to do the job so that they can concentrate on teaching while ensuring depth, breadth and excellence in the diet for every pupil.