Martham Academy strives to provide a rich, broadly based, creative and inspiring curriculum within which all pupils can learn and achieve their best. We ensure that learning experiences for our children are challenging yet accessible, interesting and effective and pitched to suit every child's age and ability.
In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Our teachers guide the children with learning through experiences and play, as well as preparing them for the more formal approach to teaching, preparing them for KS1.
In KS1 we focus on English and Maths in the mornings with discrete lessons in these subjects. Children receive daily Phonics lessons which help them to develop their reading and spelling knowledge. We focus on developing the skills they need that are appropriate to their age, ability and progression.
We focus on English and Maths in the mornings with discrete lessons for Maths in which the children are placed into ability groups. English is taught through guided reading, whole class English and some discrete Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling lessons. Some children are taught in small groups to who need a particular focus - from those who need learning support through to gifted and talented children.