Our Curriculum (KS1&2)

At Old Trafford Community Academy our topic-based curriculum aims to be exciting and challenging and teaches children to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to confidently face the world of tomorrow. The curriculum is based around our three key elements: social and emotional well-being, physical development and communication.

The aim of our curriculum is to help every child enjoy the learning of a wide range of subjects and to develop an enquiring mind, the personal attributes that will help throughout teenage and adult life and to develop a sense of his or her own culture, at the same time developing a profound respect for the nationalities and culture of others.

The curriculum is split into three termly, whole-school topics. For the academic year 2016/17, these are:

Autumn Term – Who I am and How I Learn

Spring Term – Heroes and Villains

Summer Term – Time Travellers

The curriculum is led by the Vice Principals and a team of Leading Teachers who are responsible for the communication strand and elements of the curriculum within their phase of learning. It is the responsibility of this curriculum team to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum that supports and challenges all pupils.

Maths, English, Physical Education (PE) and Religious Education (RE), following the Trafford Agreed Syllabus, are taught discretely where appropriate and integrated into topics when opportunities can be exploited.