At Lidget Green, we believe that learning should be an adventure and try to ensure that each day brings new experiences and new opportunities for all our children.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that will stimulate and motivate while ensuring our children have the skills they will need for an ever-changing world. We have a strong emphasis on developing language, literacy and maths skills while presenting the programmes of study of the National Curriculum in creative ways that are relevant to our children..
In the Foundation Stage we follow the EYFS curriculum which encourages children to be active learners. Children are encouraged to play and explore, learning the skills that will give a strong foundation for their future education.
We teach synthetic phonics, using Letters and Sounds. We begin phase 1 and 2 activities in the Foundation Stage and continue with Phases 1-6 throughout Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2. ‘Floppy’s Phonics’ is introduced in Reception. Small ‘catch up’ groups are used to support children who need extra help in developing their phonics skills.
Currently Floppy’s Phonics and Phonics Bug are used in Key Stage 1; as children develop their reading skills they use the ‘Project X’ and ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ schemes. Children are taught a continuous cursive handwriting script from Year 2 onwards (see below for the letter formation). All our teaching follows the National Curriculum, using a thematic approach for the non-core subjects where appropriate. We teach Music using the Sing Up scheme of work. R.E. is taught following the Bradford Agreed Syllabus and Guidance.
The curriculum in Key Stage 2 builds on this earlier learning. As children become confident readers and writers they are taught Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation more formally. Other areas of the curriculum are taught following the same principles as in KS1. The range of opportunities for children in Key Stage 2 widens even further; they will have the opportunity to learn to swim and to play in a samba band; they can join the choir or take on responsibilities in school.
The principle is that all letters start at the line and are joined to the other letters in a word, encouraging a fluent and confident flow of writing:
We are currently updating our Long Term Curriculum plans so some topics may change during the course of the school year however, the overall learning learning expectations will remain the same.
If you require further information, please speak to your child’s teacher or contact the Deputy Head, Philippa Tomlinson, via the school office on 01274579576.
Curriculum long terms plans for each year group can be found on the Year Group page under the Classes tab.
We use ‘Target Tracker’ for our assessments and to assign areas of learning to year groups where this is not outlined within the National Curriculum.
Click here for our Music curriculum overview
Maths Medium Term Plan
Click here to open the whole school plan
Maths Calculation Policies
Click here to open the Addition Calculation Policy
Click here to open the Division Calculation Policy
Click here to open the Multiplication Policy
Click here to open the Subtraction Policy
PHSE Spiral Curriculum
Click here to open the PHSE Spiral Curriculum
Click here to open Personal, Social, Health and Economic Curriculum
We have been recognised for actively supporting the Reading Charter and putting reading for pleasure at the heart of our school.
Click here to see our Scholastic Reading Certificate
We follow the Bradford Agreed Syllabus for R.E. (2020-2025) Please click here for details.