The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Our Curriculum

  A lot of work has gone into developing the curriculum at Lynsted & Norton school to ensure that it is appropriate to the children we have and reflects our staff and families. For more information on how we continue to develop our curriculum click here.

English

English at Lynsted and Norton encompasses lots of different ways of teaching and learning. Some lessons are taught discreetly, with skills being used cross curricularly, whilst others are taught combined.

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. We have distinct whole class lessons, individual and group reading and use Accelerated Reader to support our learning.

Grammar, punctuation and spelling are taught distinctly, with the expectation that skills taught will be evident in following work. Spellings are practiced in school and as part of homework.

Early reading and phonics are taught cross phase with children learning at a level that is appropriate to them.

WritingGood writing comes from reading and exposure to high quality texts; as this gives vocabulary and voice to characters and settings. Through the Power of Reading we use a range of texts which use settings and characters which are both familiar and unfamiliar to our children. Texts are chosen for many reasons and a range of genres are studied throughout the year.

Maths 

  We aim to provide a practical broadly balanced mathematics curriculum. We place a high priority on mathematical skills and teach maths in specific lessons with a range of opportunities to practice skills such as five-a-day, times tables practice outside of this.

 Maths is supported by discreet sessions of 5 a day and times tables rock stars.

Science

Science at Lynsted inquiry led and focuses on the children asking questions and finding answers.