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.We use new technologies, including tablet computers, and, as an award-winning International School, teach a Modern Foreign Language to ensure that children are ready to take their place in a global economy.
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 activities in Nursery 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. Our literacy teaching is based on Pearson’s ‘Wordsmith’ scheme. The teaching of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar is based on the Wordsmith materials. Children are taught a continuous cursive handwriting script from Year 2 onwards (see below for the letter formation). Maths teaching follows the National Curriculum; other areas of the curriculum are taught using a thematic approach (based on Chris Quiqley’s ‘Essentials’ scheme) apart from R.E. which is taught separately following the Bradford Agreed Syllabus and Guidance.
Our enrichment programme begins in Key Stage 1; as well as exciting events and activities linked to curriculum learning, children have the opportunity for cooking and Forest Schools activities, and will go horse riding and visit the seaside while they are in Key Stage 1
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. We hope that all our children will take part in the huge range of activities we offer that may form the basis for future hobbies or even careers – skiing, sailing, archery, mountain-biking, photography and journalism to name but a few.
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. These will be published in the Summer Term. In the meantime, details of what children will be learning this term can be found in the ‘How to Help’ letters on their class page.
Curriculum long terms plans for each year group can be found on the Year Group page under the Classes tab.
‘Essential’ scheme Curriculum Maps for KS1 + KS2
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Click here for KS2 Map
Literacy Long Term Plans
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Maths Medium Term Plan
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Maths Calculation Policies
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PHSE Spiral Curriculum
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We follow the Bradford Agreed Syllabus for R.E. (2016 – 2020) Please click here for details.