At Hockley Heath Academy we follow the National Curriculum for Science. This is taught through a daily writing and daily reading lesson where children learn the skills appropriate to their age and ability. We also deliver regular spelling and handwriting sessions.
Reading is taught through a variety of whole class, guided group and individual sessions. The main reading scheme used in school is the "Oxford Reading Tree". This is supported through a graded home-reading system and a wide selection of library books, providing reading material and experience. Every child is encouraged to take their reading books home. A reading record booklet is completed and provides a home-link with parents.
Writing is given a high profile at Hockley Heath Academy. Children learn to write fiction, poetry and non-fiction through a range of genres. They also have the opportunity to apply the skills taught through their topic writing and through other subjects. We teach children to develop knowledge and understanding of basic grammar, punctuation and spelling rules through a designated weekly session. Children follow the "Write Dance" programme for handwriting when they first start school in Nursery, and later move to a cursive script.
If you would like to see more detail you can download the curriculum overview plans for your child’s year group below: