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Sunnyside Primary Academy

Curriculum Intent

The Sunnyside Primary Academy Curriculum


At The Sunnyside Primary Academy, Strength, Perseverance and Aspirations are at the heart of everything we do.  We want to help each child to develop these core values in order that they become caring, confident young people who have a passion for learning.

We will do this by supporting, guiding and inspiring our children through excellent teaching practices.

By working with our families we create an aspirational environment and academy community where everyone is valued and successes are celebrated.

We believe in the children taking pride in their work, including their handwriting.

We believe that a ‘hands-on’ approach is key to motivating our pupils. We use concrete, pictorial and abstract to support children in new mathematic skills and knowledge.

We encourage our children to read regularly and, as an Academy, we subscribe to Purple Mash, a unique online resource that supports children with their reading and learning. All children are given a log in so that they can access Purple Mash both at home and whilst in school.

SMSC and British Values: SMSC and British Values are embedded across our curriculum through discussions, lesson content, assemblies, and provision of wider experiences including visitors and trips for our pupils.