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Curriculum Statement

Aims:

  • to nurture and develop well-rounded, capable and caring individuals
  • to give children the skills, knowledge and attitudes to lead a rich and fulfilling life

In order to achieve our aims, we need to ensure children:

  • have firm foundations of basic skills that they can use and apply
  • have a broad range of exciting and creative opportunities to discover and nurture their individual talents
  • understand the distinct nature of the different disciplines that enable one to become a specialist in a particular area, eg. an artist or a historian
  • develop a set of core human values that underpin their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as individuals
  • have access and opportunity for all individuals to achieve their potential
  • develop their thinking and questioning skills

The Langley Park Primary Academy curriculum consists of:

  • the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects, which are taught through a relevant, contextual and inspiring creative global curriculum
  • Letters and Sounds Phonics
  • RE, PHSE and Citizenship
  • Values Education e.g UNICEF Rights
  • a programme of extracurricular activities that includes creative and physical opportunities

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Full curriculum

Please click here to view the full curriculum document which has been used for 2016-2017. The academy is in the process of moving to a skills led curriculum and once agreed will be published for each year group for the 2017-2018 academic year.

English

We follow Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ process to teach English. The children learn how to tell stories, with simple gestures, before innovating them by changing an aspect such as the setting. The children invent a new story based on the structure they have been learning. This process gives children the framework of a story to build on, rather than expecting children to make up stories on their own. Below are examples about how Talk for Writing can be used.

youtube  Pie Corbett – Retelling The Little Red Hen

youtube  Pie Corbett – Importance of Talk 4 Writing

Maths

We follow The White Rose Maths Hub curriculum which is broken down into small achievable steps at the same time as being demanding. To find out more please see the link below: 

http://whiterosemathshub.co.uk

PE

Physical education will be taught by class teachers, using a scheme which will develop skills in Games, Dance and Gym. We will work with Premier Sport Eduction to ensure teachers are given support and guidance for coaching. 

RE

Religious education will be taught as a discrete subject, following the Kent Scheme of work, and children will learn about religions of the world, the beliefs and related celebrations.

Other curriculum areas

All other curriculum areas will be taught through a topic based curriculum. This will allow the children to understand the reason why we learn, how subjects are linked and give them opportunities to learn new skills. We endeavour to ensure they know their place in the world, their responsibilities and recognise their own skills and talents.