Langley Park Primary Academy’s Curriculum and Mission Statement
Our Curriculum Mission Statement:
‘The Langley Park Primary Academy (LPPA) curriculum is delivered within purposeful contexts using the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Program. At LPPA, our curriculum has been designed to ensure that it builds upon prior learning. The curriculum has been constructed to ensure that it is challenging, interesting and provides motivation for all of the learners in our learning community and beyond it. The curriculum has been created with the ambition of developing lifelong learners that fully understand, respect and care for our planet and everyone and thing within it. At the heart of all we do at LPPA is a curriculum that provides all members of the learning community to develop their understanding of people who live within our community as well as beyond it. Our curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure that all of LPPA’s learners will understand the links they have to the wider world. By proving a curriculum that allows our learner to develop all of this, we hope that we will be able to empower all of our learners to take action to improve their lives, and the lives of other communities both at home and abroad.’
International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)
This year we have applied to the International Baccalaureate (IB) for candidacy in order to work towards authorization to be called an IB school to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Langley Park Primary Academy is a candidate school* for the PYP. The Academy is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
Our curriculum uses the National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Through our curriculum we endeavour to develop a lifelong love of learning; give opportunities to explore, question and investigate and enable all children to achieve the highest possible outcomes. We want to ensure that all out students are provided with an environment that provides a high-quality, challenging, international education.
Our curriculum is explored through 6 transdisciplinary themes (more details regarding this can be found below). The Central Inquiry the pupils follow (the provocation that drives the pupil’s learning) will be linked to a transdisciplinary theme and can be revisited throughout the year to help children establish links between their learning. Learning at Langley Park Primary Academy goes beyond the classroom as our pupils experience a range of trips and visits linked to their inquiries.
Learning is designed to be memorable and to create links between all traditional curriculum areas. Every effort is made to ensure that all learning is meaningful for all pupils. Children are immersed in the context for learning, they are actively involved in the journey and drive their learning forwards.
Within our inquiries, we aim to bring learning to life by linking our curriculum to the real world through our IB PYP transdisciplinary themes of:
- Sharing the planet
- How we express ourselves
- Who we are
- Where we are in time and place
- How the world works
- How we organise ourselves
Once we become an authorised IB PYP school, each year group will have six units of inquiry in which they will cover each of the transdisciplinary themes, except in our Reception class where there will be four units of inquiry.
*Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.