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Curriculum

The general aims of the school curriculum are to extend the children’s knowledge of themselves and the world around them, to develop their skills and ideas as individuals and to help them relate to others.

Our school is always a hive of activity!

When children start school in the Reception Class, they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, which is a statutory framework that sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five. There is a strong emphasis on the three prime areas which are most essential for children’s healthy  development. These areas are:

  • communication and language;
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development.

Learning in the specific areas of literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design build upon learning in the prime areas.

From Year 1, all children aged five and over follow the National Curriculum. There is an emphasis on the core subjects of English and Mathematics during the daily literacy and numeracy activities. Science, Religious Education and Computing are the other subjects to which much time is dedicated. The foundation subjects of Art, Design Technology, Physical Education, History, Geography and Music are covered in topic work or subject based lessons.

All children are regularly assessed by their teachers via observation and formal tests. The pupils in Y2 and Y6 are given National Curriculum Assessments (formerly known as SATs) whilst the other Key Stage 2 children sit tests for their age groups.

Baseline assessments are made of the children in their first term in the Reception Class.

National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2 Framework Document 

Lessons are planned following the LPDS (Lancashire Professional Development Service)National Curriculum planning scheme.

The scheme details the key learning for year groups within each National Curriculum subject area to ensure effective progression across the primary phase.

This resource is owned by Lancashire County Council and is protected by copyright laws and therefore cannot be published on our website.

If parents would like to view, in school, details of the Key Learning for a particular subject(s) or year group(s) please make a request via the contact form

Detailed plans of the learning taking place each term can be found on our class pages.