Child-initiated time or child-led learning supports children in having ideas and being in control of their learning. We want to encourage children to learn through first-hand experiences, allowing them to choose which resources and how to use them.
Our classrooms will be areas to ensure the different needs of play can enable children to participate in child initiated activities and use the space to build on their ideas and experiences. The environment should encourage investigation and exploration to take place and the outdoor environment is a great way to nurture the minds of children and encourage child led play. The large open spaces at Langley Park Primary Academy enable children to use their imagination and problem-solving skills to develop their play.
From September 2018 we will be moving towards the International Baccalaureate approach. This will allow teachers to plan to meet the needs of their year group with a more personalised focus but still meeting the needs of the National Curriculum. The termly overview will then be planned and the children will be involved in this planning from the start. We want to encourage exploration, creativity and independence throughout the curriculum, with the children dictating the direction of learning for themselves. Below is an overview for each year group, we have ensured that by the end of Year 6, all the skills from the National Curriculum will have been covered. Further information will be added as we develop this approach during the 2018-2019 academic year. Below are the skills taught in each year group – taken directly from the National Curriculum.