At Lakefield Church of England Primary School we passionately believe that the children’s needs and interests are rightly at the heart of our curriculum.
As a school we are always looking for new themes and ways to develop the experiences for our children. Since the publication of the revised National Curriculum in 2014 we have continued to develop our provision.
We use a thematic approach to deliver the curriculum as we believe it helps children make ‘links’ within their learning, so aiding their understanding. Each class undertakes a theme each term, learning in our school is developed through a curriculum that is both rich and vibrant, containing many first hand experiences which help to put the children’s learning into context; artists, scientists, musicians, actors, clergy, charity representatives, as well as sportsmen and women are all regular visitors to the school.
We use a number of different approaches to explore and deliver the themes to ensure we enable our children to develop all the skills they need to be confident and successful learners. We involve our children as we value their ideas and contributions. We firmly believe that children learn best when they are at the heart of the process. We want our children to be to develop an insatiable appetite for learning through hands on, creative, problem solving activities and challenges allowing them to be inquisitive and curious; through this preparing them to be ready to face the future demands of learning in Secondary School, so that they are ready to take their place as citizens in Modern Britain.
Department of Education
The Department of Education website contains the full National Curriculum for schools in England. A link has been provided to make it easier to find out more information.
Please find below information relating to the curriculum here at Lakefield Church of England Primary School.
In Key Stage 1 children are taught phonics using a systematic and dynamic teaching programme called 'Read, Write Inc. Phonics'. It provides a structured approach to teaching literacy and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers which meets the expectations of the National Curriculum.