Trenance Curriculum Overview


At Trenance Learning Academy, we pass on the importance of securing knowledge, practice and working hard to become confident and independent learners.  Our curriculum is broad and our commitment to encouraging creativity as well as academic mastery is resolute. 


Our drive is to ensure children develop their creativity, academic mastery and healthy lifestyles.  We ensure each child practices taking risks, learning from mistakes and persevering towards their most ambitious goals.  Our children are encouraged to aim as high as they can whilst also enjoying their childhood and benefiting from as many opportunities and experiences as possible. 


Trenance Learning Academy curriculum consists of the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects, which are taught through a relevant, contextual and inspiring creative curriculum.  Each term we also provide a detailed outline of the topics and focus to be covered in each subject by each year group. 


English and Maths are given the highest status in our curriculum to help learners to improve their learning and performance in education, work and life.  These are also embedded in the school’s curriculum.  As a designated DfE English Hub, English literacy is at the heart of our learning and teaching and essential to every area of the curriculum.  It is through literacy that concepts are formed and we are able to make sense of the world and our place in it. 


Our Topic-based Approach to Learning

Our local community is at the heart of our teaching and learning and the topics have been selected and developed to embrace the community in which we live.  We use our immediate environment as a stimulus for our learning in all areas of the curriculum.  Each curriculum subject is taught through rich, exciting topics designed to capture the interests of infant children.  We pay careful attention to preserve the integrity of each subject and ensure that children understand the key features of the different subjects they are learning. 


The curriculum has been designed to help children feel both rooted in their community and also give them knowledge and understanding of the wider world in which they live.  The topics have been designed to complement and build on one another with clear progression and links so that in subsequent year groups they will be able to explore concepts deeper, applying their knowledge in different contexts.