Glasshoughton Infant Academy

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At Glasshoughton Infant Academy we provide a curriculum that enables children to be creative, challenged and linked to the real-world curriculum that inspires future thinkers, innovators and problem solvers in an immersive environment that stimulates and supports high quality learning. We are inspired for all learners to exceed their potential academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually with their families, in their communities as a well as in the wider world ensuring that they become ambitious life long learners. We are passionate about developing independent learners who develop knowledge and skills which will not only create excellent life opportunities but will also prepare them exceptionally well for life beyond the academy.

At Glasshoughton Infant Academy our curriculum has been planned coherently to ensure coverage of knowledge and skills required for all subjects taught and revisited throughout the year to allow development and application of knowledge and skills. Retrieval practice, known as ‘speak like an expert’ allows children to retrieve knowledge that has been previously taught as a strategy to support children to move learning from the short term to the long-term memory.

Critical learning pathways have been carefully planned to support progression and success for all learners for all curriculum areas over 4 terms. Key concepts of knowledge and skills are progressively planned to support a developmental curriculum in line with meeting the needs of all children.

At Glasshoughton Infant Academy we believe that language development is vital for all children. We have high aspirations and support them to ‘be’ in their learning. The experiential and interleaving approach ensures that language is used by all stakeholders, including parents. Children develop good comprehension of the words they are using and are able to use them in context and accurately as part of their real learning.