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Primary & Key Stage 3

At Coxlease School, we have adopted the nurture model, which ensures our learners build strong relationships with staff, a key factor in achieving and making excellent progress academically, socially and emotionally. Within Primary and key stage 3, core lessons (with some foundation) are delivered by a central teacher, with specialist staff delivering some foundation subjects also.

Our class structure allows our learners to be grouped by social and communication needs, which in turn, adapts the delivery model to meet the needs of the individuals. We provide a cohesive and progressive curriculum, with an overarching theme, which provides consistency to our learners and succeeds in building on prior knowledge and next steps for all learners.

Core Subjects

Our Core learning is taught explicitly with Reading and Writing taught as separate subjects. This is to maximise the teaching of core skills, which are encouraged and applied across our curriculum. We have adapted models that embed and develop vocabulary, providing our students with a rich environment to encourage discussion and further learning.

We strongly feel the explicit teaching of reading and writing boosts our students’ confidence and exposure to a Literacy rich environment. Reading is taught through our VIPERS model, which covers the key skills, allowing our students to not only read with fluency and understanding, but allowing our students to analyse and process beyond the text itself. We provide an alternative model of reading to classes who are better suited to Read, Write, Inc. Phonics. These lessons are delivered as a baseline to our delivery of reading and is a key focus for our younger students at Coxlease School.

At Coxlease School, we wish to promote a ‘love for writing’ culture by adopting the Writing for Pleasure model. Our students follow a clear and adaptable writing process, which encourages ownership and purpose. Our learners are encouraged to take on personal writing projects, allowing their imaginations to run wild, alongside the explicit teaching of key skills. The key skills taught within mini lessons are implemented into whole class writing projects with the emphasis on writing to a specific audience. Our aim is for our students to be confident, purposeful authors, who honestly see the meaning behind each writing genre.

Our Maths Scheme of work provides an ‘aiming for mastery’ approach, with the aspiration for all learners to meet their best possible outcomes across a range of mathematic topics. Learners follow a weekly topic using three fundamental aspects: conceptual understanding, procedural implementation and deeper understanding. Our maths model allows teaching through real-life concepts, a key aspect in preparing our students for life after education.

Science is taught by a specialist teacher with the support of additional teaching staff. Our students can access a science laboratory, allowing them to explore and learn appropriately according to their age range. We offer an equal delivery of practical lessons and theory to build-on and support our students’ understanding of the subject.

Foundation Subjects & Enrichment Opportunities

Along side our core subjects, we aim to provide the full breadth of the National Curriculum, allowing our students to experience a variety of subjects and skills within these lessons.

Our foundation subjects follow our thematic theme and create curriculum link opportunities where possible, with the promotion of using our core learning as a means of encouraging a rich vocabulary and problem-solving environment.

Understanding our learners’ interests, we incorporate technology where possible to allow our students to ‘keep-up’ with our changing community. This compliments our creative subjects, naturally ensuring our students experience a variety of encounters.

As part of our curriculum, students participate in an enrichment programme, which focuses on life skills, such as resilience, communication and experiencing engaging activities, which may boost further interest into hobbies and career paths.

Foundation Subjects for Primary:

  • Learning Journey (inc. History and Geography)
  • Computer Science
  • Forest Skills
  • PSHE
  • Talkabout
  • ‘Building our Brains’
  • Enrichment
  • Physical Education

Foundation Subjects for Key Stage 3:

  • Learning Journey (inc. History and Geography)
  • Computer Science
  • Food Tech
  • PSHE
  • Talkabout
  • ‘Building our Brains’
  • Enrichment
  • Physical Education
*Please note that art/performing arts will return in the spring term*