The Curriculum at Trent
At Trent Young's we deliver much of our learning through topics, which are based on the Cornerstones Curriculum. Each year, a new set of topics is chosen based on themes that will interest the children, and which provide the best opportunities for high quality learning.
To find out more about the curriculum we follow, please see the links below, or talk to your child's class teacher.
Literacy skills are taught in specific lessons but are also regarded as an integral part of other lessons. In addition to our Literacy lessons, we have regular Literacy Focus sessions where pupils may be involved in reading activities, handwriting practice, grammar and comprehension skills or topic related Literacy tasks. Regular phonics lessons, based on the Letters and Sounds materials form part of the KS1 curriculum, although this may be extended for individual pupils if necessary.as they move into KS2. We also use 'Phonics Play' to support our teaching of phonics.
Click below for links to phonics.
Mathematics is linked to our topics where relevant but is generally taught as a discrete subject on a daily basis. Teaching and learning is based on the Singapore approach, using 'Maths no Problem'.
As part of the DSAT group of schools, our teaching and learning fits into the wider academy ethos as detailed below.