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    Our Curriculum

    Introduction

    At Lakeview School, we follow a creative curriculum, with learning built around different topics on a termly or half-termly basis. We produce a curriculum leaflet and home challenge tasks to give you information on what your child will be learning, and ways you can engage in related learning at home. Please see individual year groups for the topics covered.  

     

    Curriculum in EYFS

    When children first come in to school they are following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) programme of study - for children up to 5 years old.

    There are seven areas of learning and development that shape learning in the early years. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:

    ·         communication and language

    ·         physical development

    ·         personal, social and emotional development

    The four specific areas in addition to these are

    ·         literacy

    ·         mathematics

    ·         understanding the world

    ·         expressive arts and design

    Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. The progress of each child is continually assessed and activities planned to meet their future needs.

    At Lakeview School, we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' programme to teach phonics and early reading.  

    Throughout their time in the Foundation Stage, you and your child’s teacher will share information about their progress at school and at home. At the end of the year, you will receive a written report with details of their achievements and highlighting the next steps in their learning.

     

    Curriculum in Key Stage One

    In Year 1 and Year 2 your child is following the Key Stage 1 programme of study. Ona  day-to-day basis, your child will be assessed against national standards in speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths. Children continue to follow the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics programme. At the end of Year 1, your child will take a Phonics Screening Test, which will test their ability to read words using phonic skills alone.

     

    At the end of Year 2 they are assessed through SATs tests (Statutory Assessment Tests), and teacher assessments. Teacher assessment is used continually throughout the year, making judgements about achievement based on nationally agreed standards in order to plan future learning.

     

    At the end of Key Stage 1 (end of Year 2) assessment data for the school is reported nationally, although individual pupils are not identified. It is not possible to pass or fail these tests; they are simply a measure of progress, and also one of the means by which the government is able to measure the effectiveness of the school.

     

    Curriculum in Key Stage Two

    Children follow the Key Stage 2 programmes of study from 7-11 years old (Year 3 to Year 6). We cover all of the statutory elements of the National Curriculum; English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education (PE) including swimming, Computing and Modern Foreign Languages. We also teach Religious Education (RE), PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). Through our topics, we aim to engage pupils in their learning, making meaningful links through a cross-curricular approach in order to support the development of skills.

     

    Your child’s progress is carefully monitored and regularly assessed throughout Key Stage 2 using teaching assessment and some written tests. At the end of Year 6, pupils complete national curriculum tests (sometimes referred to as SATs) which provide information about how they are progressing compared to other children of the same age nationally.

     

    Further information

    For further details of our curriculum please pop in at the end of the day to speak to see the class teacher, and see your child’s learning in their books! We would also be delighted to welcome you into school on our school in action days where you can work with your child to complete exciting challenges linked to the different areas of the curriculum.