All children have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education, which provides continuity and progression, and takes individual differences into account. The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. The children learn from the way they are treated and are expected to behave; this is known as the “hidden curriculum”. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others whilst developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.
We recognise that primary education is a critical stage in children’s development. As well as giving them the essential tools for learning, primary education is about children experiencing the joy of discovery, solving problems, being creative in writing, drama, music, art, dance, high quality PE and sport and developing self-confidence as learners and maturing socially and emotionally.
Lyndhurst Primary School curriculum is underpinned by a set of agreed values (see appendix A: Statement of Values). The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives.
Main purposes of this policy:
In Key Stage 1 the children follow the RWI phonics and reading scheme. More information can be found here.