At GEMS Didcot Primary Academy, we strive to ensure that all children are given a curriculum which is relevant, broad, balanced and inspiring. We will create stimulating and inviting learning environments where all children's interests are built upon with a focus on making learning hands on and relevant.
We wish for all our children to feel safe and secure in their environment, developing self confidence, independence, self- esteem and an eagerness to learn. We aim to work in partnership with parents, carers and families, promoting the very best relationships to support learning.
Every day, we will be firmly focused on the core basics of phonics (using Read, Write, Inc), reading, writing and mathematics. Creative approaches to learning, independent thinking, collaborative problem solving skills and the arts will be used to engage and motivate children to love learning and understand how they learn.
All pupils learn languages from Year 1 (having been introduced in reception). This will be French in September 2016.
We actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. We also provide pupils with opportunities to learn about the contribution of British people to innovation, excellence and changes in the world.