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Our Curriculum Intent

The curriculum at Iqra Academy is committed to meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum. Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, subjects are taught discretely, as individual subjects, but we do make cross curricular links that enable children to apply knowledge and skills in other areas.

At Iqra  we consider the extent to which we are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Central to this are the key academic, personal and vocational skills which prepare them for the next stage of their lives. It is also important that we invest in their cultural capital – our school values and the essential knowledge that our children need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said, and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Our intention is that our pupils will become proactive in their efforts to learn because they will become aware of their strengths and what they need to do to improve. The pupils will be provided with guidance by individual set goals and task related strategies, such as using arithmetic addition to check the accuracy of solutions to subtraction problems.

We are focused on the importance of reading and writing so that the pupils become fluent communicators and keen action researchers across all subjects. We support children in developing mathematical and scientific skills, to increase their capacity to hypothesise, investigate, evaluate, and deepen their prior knowledge.

Pupils will learn good habits of work; they will develop their intellectual, moral and spiritual skills to emerge as well-educated, responsible and global citizens ready for their next steps in education and future careers.

The curriculum is designed with the consideration of the needs of all learners while taking into account the local context and our diverse community. The curriculum is challenging and rigorous to ensure that it engages all learners.

Our expectations for our pupils is limitless. Our core purpose is to ensure all pupils achieve the highest standards in all aspects of the curriculum, leaving this school with high levels of attainment and having the confidence to further develop independent learning.



Iqra Academy follows the National Curriculum.

Nursery Curriculum 2020/2021.

Reception Curriculum 2020/2021.  End of year expectations for Reception

Year 1 Curriculum 2020/2021.  End of year expectations for Year 1

Year 2 Curriculum 2020/2021.  End of year expectations for Year 2

Year 3 Curriculum 2020/2021.  End of year expectations for Year 3

Year 4 Curriculum 2020/2021.  End of year expectations for Year 4

Year 5 Curriculum 2020/2021.  End of year expectations for Year 5

Year 6 Curriculum 2020/2021.  End of year expectations for Year 6

PE Skills Progression Key Stage 1

Reading Schemes

The phonics and reading scheme used in KS1 is: Read Write Inc

The reading scheme used in KS2 is: Big Cat

Useful Links

National Curriculum for Primary Schools in England

Primary Curriculum


BBC Bitesize

Topmarks Education

Spanish Resources – games, songs and stories


Aim: Every child should be a confident mathematician, they should enjoy maths and also recognise its importance in life outside of school. We aim to engage pupils by catering for all learning styles with a mixture of hands on tasks, tasks designed to consolidate understanding and activities designed to allow for collaboration and discussion. The key principles of the maths curriculum are fluency, problem solving and reasoning.  Lessons in our school include cross strand links so that skills are not taught in isolation.  All National Curriculum skills are covered in depth and revisited across the year.

Supporting Your Child At Home With Maths

The best ways for you to support your child at home in maths is to help them learn the key facts for their year group. You can also support your child to learn multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.

In Year One, pupils need to practise counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 forwards and backwards.

In Year Two, pupils need to learn the facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

In Year Three, pupils need to learn the facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables

By the end of Year Four they should be able to recall all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.

Key Maths Facts Year One

Key Maths Facts Year Two

Key Maths Facts Year Three

Key Maths Facts Year Four

Key Maths Facts Year Five

Key Maths Facts Year Six

You can also support your child by pointing out the opportunities to use maths in everyday life such as adding amounts of money and calculating change when you go shopping, reading bus and train times tables and weighing and measuring ingredients whilst your are cooking.

Iqra’s Maths Mentors

Each class has two maths mentors and their role is to act as good role model for maths in all areas of the curriculum.

Each morning the maths mentor will ask the teacher which resources they need for days maths lesson and these ready.

They may also be asked to lead a starter or another part of the maths lesson.

The maths mentor will also help other pupils in the class, but only if they have finished their own work first.


Here are some links for fun ways to practice mathematics:

Interactive Maths games and Activities

Maths Chase

Prodigy Maths


White Rose Math Resources

Children are using IXL and TT Rockstars  in their classrooms this year and can also access this on-line learning site at home.

A Parent’s Guide to TT Rockstars


The Key Aims of the English Curriculum

The overarching aim of our English Curriculum is to provide pupils with a high-quality education in English that will teach pupils to speak, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others effectively.

National Curriculum: spelling (all year groups)

National Curriculum: vocabulary, grammar and punctuation (all year groups)


Aim: To create fluent readers, who have a good understanding of the vocabulary that they read, can infer meaning from what they have read and read a range of reading materials to develop a love of reading.

The Key Reading Principles

  1. Pupils learn to read from reading continuous text.
  2. Pupils need to read a range of high-quality texts to build a reading process.
  3. Pupils need to read a large quantity of texts to build a reading process.
  4. Vary the purpose of their reading.
  5. Teachers need to model reading.
  6. Pupils need different levels of support at different times.
  7. Getting the level of the text right is essential.
  8. Pupil’s reading must be linked to real life purposes.

The Reading Progression document shows the objectives for reading in Years 1 to 6 organised by strand, detailing the progression between each year group.

Reading at Iqra Academy.


Aim: To develop pupils who write clear, accurate and coherent texts, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audience. All writing should demonstrate a wide and varied use of vocabulary with an understanding of and accurate use of grammar.

The Key Writing Principles

  1. Writing has a clear purpose.
  2. Pupils include imaginative description.
  3. Writing is organised appropriately.
  4. Pupils group ideas and develop the use of paragraphs.
  5. Sentences are used for both clarity and effect.
  6. Pupils understand how appropriate grammatical choices give effect and meaning to writing.
  7. Pupils reflect upon their own writing and read it aloud for others.
  8. Writing is presented neatly.
  9. Pupils understand the need for accuracy in spelling.
  10. Pupils use punctuation accurately to add clarity to writing.

The Writing Progression document includes the objectives for writing in Years 1 to 6, detailing the progression between each year group.

The following links contain fun practice games for practicing grammar, spellings and punctuation.

Maggie’s Earth Adventures

Tell A T-Rex


In order to determine the order in which different sounds are taught, the school follows the Read Write Inc scheme.

What is Phonics?

Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words

In phonics lessons children are taught three main things:

Grapheme Phoneme Correspondance (GPCs)

  • This simply means that they are taught all the phonemes in the English language and ways of writing them down. These sounds are taught in a particular order. The first sounds to be taught are s, a, t, p.


  • This is when children say the sounds that make up a word and are able to merge the sounds together until they can hear what the word is. This skill is vital in learning to read.


  • Children are able to say a word and then break it up into the phonemes that make it up. This skill is vital in being able to spell words.

Read Write Inc Speed Set 1 sounds

Read Write Inc Speed Set 2 sounds

Phonics Video/Oxford Owl


At Iqra Academy, our teaching and learning in Science follows the National Programmes of Study.

Science allows children to develop their curiosity about the world around them and teaches the skills and methods of enquiry and investigation. At Iqra Academy, we aim to promote curiosity, enthusiasm and nurture learning in Science; encouraging children to ask, find out, reflect on their learning, knowledge and understanding of scientific processes and concepts and answer scientific questions.

Please find below some useful links which can be accessed from home:

Space and Planets, NASA for children

Science encyclopaedia


Islamic Faith Assembly

Please find below Islamic faith assembly videos


Rebuilding of the Kabah


Being good to your neighbour