Please click HERE to access the latest information regarding the National Curriculum in place from September 2014.
Please click HERE for further information regarding the new curriculum at Lydiard and HERE to access a presentation from a parents meeting in July.
OUR CURRICULUM AIMS
By the time your children leave this School we aim for them to:
Realise their talents –e.g. be literate, numerate, technological and articulate.
Fulfil their potential – provide each child with opportunities to demonstrate their talents and achieve
their full potential – in academic and non-academic activities, and therefore impact on self-esteem/confidence etc.
Be inquisitive – develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves both mentally and physically.
Strive for excellence – be fully engaged in their learning experience, understanding their own learning preferences, and see failure as an opportunity to learn.
Be ready for life and learning – to understand their importance, make their own judgements, understand right from wrong, and how to use these skills in life.
Be a good citizen – understand the world in which we live, the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations, know they are a part of the global picture and understand the importance of environmental issues.
Have an understanding and respect for all faiths – develop spiritually, personal moral values, respect for religious values and understanding of other ethnicity’s beliefs and ways of life.
Love learning, have self esteem & be proud – if we succeed with our aims above we will succeed with these as well!
As a school we will achieve this by:
Effective Teaching – as a result fostering successful learning and maximise individual achievement.
Enabling teachers – to organise programmes of learning into blocked units, topics and continuous work as appropriate for the learners.
Striving for continuous improvement – ensuring areas identified for targeted improvement are included in the school improvement planning cycle and that teachers’ professional development is linked to whole school priorities.
Challenging learners – ensuring that an appropriate challenge is set for individual learners based on their prior attainment, progress and potential.
Planning to succeed –ensuring consistent and effective schemes of work, assessment and target setting, recording and reporting procedures, and progression in keys skills.
Establish clear learning intentions – which identify what pupils are to know, understand and able to do as a result of lessons, while keeping it fun and engaging.
Providing an effective learning environment – with a whole school approach to the provision of resources.
Building upon our community links – use these partnerships to further learning, and to make a contribution to society.
Teaching the National Curriculum – via a balanced and effective use of time by timetabling each subject in its own right or via a cross curricular approach. Also identify and plan for time when the National Curriculum is not taught.
Loving teaching and being proud of ourselves and the school.
Please click HERE for a taste of some of the extension activities the children do additional to their curriculum.