Curriculum Overview

Our Ethos

Here at Leiston Primary School we provide a wide and varied curriculum with clear adaptation for the issues and needs which effect our pupils, school and local area. In January 2017 the school employed 'Loops of Learning' from The Learning Exchange as a tool to develop learning and teaching. ‘Loops of Learning’ is a way of perceiving the learning journey. It recognises that learning is a continuum rather than a set of discrete episodes and as such helps the children and the teacher recognise the inter-connectivity of the curriculum.‘Loops’ support the learners by making the learning journey highly visible. Children know why they are doing something, ‘We are doing this because…’, where the learning is going, who the learning is for, and how they can contribute to their own learning and the learning of others.

 

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Alongside this January 2017 also saw the beginning of a school development project to review the school's curriculum. This process has involved input from the school's Learning Council, teaching and non-teaching staff and will also have input from parents in due course (published April 2017)

 

Early Years Provision

Starting with our Nursery provision, our pupils have access to a high quality environment, which was recently updated in February 2017. Our aim is that our pupils build a solid platform for learning which centers around language development and acquisition of social skills. As our pupils move into Reception they build on these skills whilst having access to a free flow outdoor environment, development of early Maths and English skills and an understanding of the wider world. Reception also sees the implementation of our phonics program from Read, Write Inc phonics. Children throughout the Reception and Year 1 classes receive targeted support with their understanding and application of phonics.

 

National Curriculum

From Year 1 our pupils have access to a varied curriculum based on the statutory expectations of the National Curriculum 2014, see link below. The curriculum in all year groups is enriched through out of classroom experiences, visitors and 'wow' learning opportunities. Please see each of the curriculum areas for further information.

Current Long Term Plans can also be found below. 

National Curriculum 2014

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