Day of Action for Climate Change Parents and pupils may be aware that Friday 20th September will mark another day of global action and protest, to raise awareness and understanding of the many complex issues surrounding global Climate Change. Kernow Learning Trust recognises the vital importance of educating our pupils about the developing climate emergency, and have committed as a Trust to ensuring that all of our schools work to ensure that our pupils know that they are Global Citizens with a responsibility for our global environment. Every school in the Trust has a ‘Global Learning’ Leader and all schools are currently engaging in training to deliver ‘Global Learning’ to their staff. We cannot encourage pupils to be absent from school on this Friday, due to our duty of care for our pupils, but we have decided to enable pupils to show their solidarity with the Climate Change movement through a series of initiatives in our schools in the forthcoming weeks and months ahead. Our schools will teach more about the challenges that we face through issues such as plastic pollution, recycling and saving energy. We are very proud to have Eden as a member of our Trust and so consideration of the challenges that will face our children’s generation, and how they can influence future developments through their actions is never far from our Trust discussions.

Our Approach to the Curriculum

At St Columb Major ACE Academy we believe that our curriculum should promote great attitudes to learning, a desire for knowledge and develop a child’s enquiring mind.

Learning is like overlapping waves:
A gradual ebbing and flowing of the frequencies of alternative ways of thinking, with new approaches being added and old ones being eliminated as well. New rules / strategies / theories and ways of thinking wash through our minds like waves
sometimes obliterating what was there before, sometimes pushing suddenly forward in great surges.

The curriculum is the totality of our pupils’ learning experiences and is comprised of the National Curriculum, Religious Education and the wider curriculum. We ensure that children have a wide range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning.

The wider curriculum is promoted through our strong school ethos and gives our pupils the skills they need to become active and responsible members of the community.  We teach our children the importance of protecting the environment through Forest School, outside learning, Eco Club and assemblies.  

Our school is in the heart of the community and we have strong links with the Church and local members of community including artists and the bowling club.      

Subjects in the curriculum include Maths, English, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Music,Design & Technology (DT), RE, PE, Art, Modern Foreign Language (MFL) and PSHE.

You can find out more about the curriculum in each class by clicking on the relevant year group tab or by contacting the school office.