Curriculum Intent Statement
At Lea Community Primary School, our intention is that our inclusive curriculum: extends opportunity; raises aspiration; opens children’s eyes to the world beyond their immediate environment; enables our children to live happy, healthy and productive lives ;and inspires children to learn.
Intrinsic to our curriculum will be :
Our curriculum will be embedded in values, ambition and equality that develop positive personal character strengths for life.
Our curriculum will focus on the development of children’s knowledge and skills across all primary subjects with the aim of ensuring pupils are ready for the next stage of their learning. We are a reflective school and continually strive to improve our teaching and learning in light of the latest research; this will include a focus on how to improve children’s long-term memory of the knowledge learned in school.
At Lea Community Primary School we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and vocabulary. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often. We recognise the importance of cultivating a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to inspire the children to be confident in the arts of drama, speaking and listening so that they can use discussion to develop their learning. We believe that our youngest children should be equipped with early phonetic skills to ‘crack’ the English code as quickly and confidently as possible.
The intention of Mathematics at Lea Community Primary School is for our children to have a positive attitude towards calculation and problem solving.We will strive for all our children to be fluent throughout all areas of Mathematics and apply these to real life contexts.
Our children will have cross-curricular opportunities and work collaboratively, independently and actively.
In their first year in school our Reception children follow the Early Years Curriculum and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through a combination of both play-based learning and more focused teacher led sessions. Pupils learn to share, work independently and play with others.
In Key Stage One, using a variety of research as a basis for our pedagogy including Alistair Bryce Clegg, Reggio Emilia and Anna Ephgrave, we will embed an enquiry based curriculum. This approach will build upon our Early Years Curriculum and provide opportunities for independence, resilience and critical thinking. Carefully planned, open ended provision and resources will promote transference of knowledge into the long term memory through rehearsal and retrieval of taught knowledge and skills.
Our passion for the Arts including Performing Arts, is central to our Key Stage 2 and aspirations curriculum. The development of confidence, auracy and ambition through the subjects of art, drama, Music and PE will drive our ‘Magnificent Mondays’ and provide our children with the experience to perform and present to a wide variety of audiences.
We believe our curriculum will prepare our children well for their secondary education and that it inspires them to find out more about the world around them. We aim to provide our children with the cultural capital they need to succeed in life. This capital is developed through visits and events such as our residential visit to France. An extensive number of clubs add to our wider curriculum including Young Voices, Blackpool tower dance and participation in wide range of performing arts and sporting events.
Our aspirations curriculum will be embedded throughout school and will strive to equip our children with an aspirational and achievable view of opportunities for their future lives.