The principles underpinning our curriculum at Longfleet
At Longfleet, we are committed to meeting the statutory requirements within a rich, varied and balanced curriculum that develops the whole child and their wider needs. Our curriculum vision is:-
To promote excellence and academic rigour within a wider framework of spiritual, moral, social, physical and cultural development which enables the children of Longfleet (CE) Primary School to flourish so that they may experience “life in all its fullness”.
Our rigorously planned approach provides pupils with the essential statutory knowledge whilst nurturing a passion for learning. At all times we aim to inspire our children, contextualise their learning and encourage an appreciation and understanding of our own school Christian values (Vision and Values link
) and of the government determined British Values. We achieve this by linking the key concepts in each subject through 'Big Ideas', delivering the 'must have' knowledge through a series of thoughtfully planned lessons, developing the 'subject specific skills' in each curriculum area through well considered learning activities and planning exciting enrichment activities such as visits from specialists, trips off site and themed days e.g. World Book Day.
The document below outlines how our four values of Aspiration, Resilience, Kindness and Wisdom link to the Church of England's vision for education. It also explains in detail four key aspects underpinning our approach to teaching and learning.
We encourage parents to take an active part in their child’s education. This is achieved through termly parents' evenings and progress reports, half-termly newsletters, the year group website pages and information meetings, weekly homework and attendance at collective acts of worship. Each year group has a specific email address to which any 'learning' related questions can be sent.
Should you have any further questions about the curriculum, or what your child is learning at school, please feel free to arrange a time to speak with your child’s class teacher – they will be happy to help. It is also worth taking a moment to look at the Year Group Information pages and the Subject Specific Information pages which also appear under the Learning tab of the school website.
The Primary National Curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects. It is organised on the basis of two key stages.
- Key stage 1: Ages 5-7 (Year 1 and Year 2)
- Key stage 2: Ages 7-11 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)
The statutory subjects that all pupils must study are: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Computing, Art and Design, Music, PE and Languages (KS2 only). Religious Education and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) must also be provided at Key Stages 1 and 2.
In Reception, the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework which covers the following areas:-
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design