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English, Mathematics and Science



Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing the ability to calculate, to communicate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in numbers in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics.

We use learning resources from a range of publsihed schemes such as White Rose, Power Maths, Abacus.  Our teachers use their professional judgement and assessments to adapt and tailor their planning to meet the needs of the learners in their classrooms.

Core aims for our Mathematics Curriculum:

  • promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion
  • develop mathematical skills and knowledge and quick recall of basic facts in line with The Primary Framework recommendations;
  • promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system
  • develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts
  • develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented
  • explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts
  • develop an appreciation of the creative aspects of maths and awareness of its aesthetic appeal
  • understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.


At Scawby Academy we believe high quality science lessons inspire our children to learn more about the world around them - through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We attain to develop the natural curiosity of our children, whilst encouraging them to respect living organisms and their physical environment.

We encourage our children to relate science, and scientific enquiry to their daily lives, through a practical, skills and knowledge based curriculum. 

Our children are encouraged to develop and use a wide range of skills, including observations, planning and investigations. Specialist vocabulary is also  taught alongside this, and is developed sequentially as the children move through our academy. Concepts are revisited in a way in which the children can develop their knowledge and understanding, whilst also learning new things.

We also understand that science can be a vehicle for great change, and can be used to advance both human and natural society, but that it also has the ability to endanger it. We therefore equip our children to understand how their lives and those of others around them can be a force for positive change.

Core aims for our Science Curriculum

* To promote investigation and enquiry- asking why and how

* To allow pupils to gain knowledge about scientific concepts

* To make links between different concepts and phenomena 

* To develop a thirst to dig deeper and find out more