LEAP into the curriculum
At Pinxton Village Academies (Longwood Infant Academy, John King Infant Academy and Kirkstead Junior Academy), our vision is to “Prepare for the future, Value the now, Achieve every day.” This is embodied with our curriculum which is structured to prepare our children to be compassionate citizens of our world, valuing the local context and community.
We define curriculum as the totality of a child’s experience at Pinxton Village Academies including not only what but also how each child learns. Our broad and balanced curriculum has been developed to inspire our children through enquiry, addressing the identified barriers to learning, to deliver the skills, cultural knowledge and understanding to achieve every day of their lives. It encompasses our school values of aspiration, confidence, creativity, enjoyment, perseverance, pride and responsibility.
PVA staff supported the development of our curriculum intent which is based on the context and needs of our local community. We communicate our intent through the acronym, ‘LEAP’.
Language rich – to expose children to high quality texts and to improve speech and vocabulary.
Experiential – to challenge children to overcome personal barriers through culturally rich, memorable experiences which expand their knowledge of the wider society.
Aspirational – to create ambitions for themselves and our community.
Purposeful – to give meaning and value to learning, preparing our children for their next step in education.
Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and makes use of the Flying High Progression Documents to ensure learning builds on prior learning throughout children's time with us.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please contact your child’s class teacher or the school office and we will be pleased to share more information with you.