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Our Curriculum Intent at

Diamond Wood Community Academy

 

Our intent; we will provide children with a rich, vocabulary

based, broad curriculum, where language and new

experiences are at the heart of everything we do

 

Diamond Wood Community Academy serves a community where 98% of the children have English as an additional language. Language is therefore at the heart of all that we do and is an integral part to our topics. We expect that children will leave us with a broadened vocabulary and be able to express themselves with confidence. We pride ourselves on providing our children with as many meaningful experiences as possible during their time with us.  Topics are launched with an exciting “hook”, where children are immersed into new learning opportunities and culminate with a celebratory showcase event, where families are encouraged to join us and share the knowledge that our children have acquired.

The curriculum is topic based, however subjects are explicitly taught.  Cross-curricular links are enhanced through our tailored Forest Schools and creative curriculum. The foundation subjects are underpinned and supported by quality teaching and learning of the core subjects, providing the children with a broad and balanced curriculum.  Our aim is that this strength supports and enables our children with transferable skills, to continue their learning journey beyond Key Stage 1.

Early identification of need is strong throughout school, pupils with special needs are well supported and resources are deployed where necessary, helping to close individual learning gaps. Our personalised staffing structure enables us to meet the needs of our families and individual pupils.

Our school is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas.  We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting fundamental British Values. Through our five School Values and embedded Language of the Half Term, we celebrate diversity and promote tolerance and understanding. As a predominantly Muslim community, with increasing Eastern European influence, this is essential in order to maintain a harmonious and broadminded community.  By working with our families we will create an aspirational community in which everyone is valued and successes are celebrated.