Curriculum Core values
Our curriculum is underpinned by the school’s core values. Our school community all agree that our children can ‘Reach for the Stars’ by embracing the values of:
Our ambitious curriculum ensures that all children can succeed now and are ready for Life beyond Lambley. Through careful planning and attention to the needs of our children as individuals, it ensures it is not only appropriate for all but that all can be challenged; all can ‘Reach for the Stars’.
As a school, we place great emphasis on reading; the key building block for future learning. By placing reading at the heart of our curriculum, we ensure full access to our varied and exciting curriculum. Our work is underpinned by quality texts that create a love for learning, enable the children to develop as confident readers and ensure they can progress across all learning areas.
At Lambley, we make sure that all learning is given a context and the children influence the content that is taught. Our children are involved in the evolution of their learning. They are asked what they want to discover within a topic and how they might want to go about their learning. We call this our ‘Challenge Curriculum’. We believe our approach has a significant impact on learning attitudes. It enables us to nurture the children’s passion, encourage their individuality and personalise their learning. We aim to make sure all children at Lambley become independent learners who challenge themselves to succeed.
Through our cross-curricular approach we ensure that all areas of the national curriculum are celebrated. We recognise that children will excel in different areas of the curriculum and as such, we ensure our broad and balanced curriculum teaches the subject specific knowledge and skills for all areas. We draw on our locality and the external factors that surround and shape our community to support this. This includes involving the parents in their children’s learning. It is through working together and celebrating together that all children can thrive.
Working in unison with this, is our inner curriculum of values-based thinking. We believe that it is essential to teach key values and empower children. Our values-based curriculum is our way of promoting and enhancing the children’s social, moral, spiritual, emotional and academic well-being. At Lambley all children develop academically and personally and they are ready to play their part in their community and society as a whole.
A Topic Approach
We aim for our topics to:
- Generate interest, curiosity and a thirst for learning
- Include real-life, practical and outdoor learning experiences
- Promote children’s independence and ability to take ownership of their learning
- Provide a meaningful opportunity to learn, develop and apply new skills
- Celebrate learning with special Topic Days which consolidate learning and are shared across the school community in different ways for example with exhibitions, performances, Class Assemblies, publications or sharing work online.
Download our Curriculum Teaching, Learning & Feedback Policy here.
Download our Calculation Policy here.
Further information about our curriculum content is available in our class pages. If you need any additional information, please contact the school office.
At Lambley Primary School, we are proud of the curriculum we deliver. It has been carefully planned to ensure that it gives all pupils the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. The skills have been matched to the needs of each year group and ensure that the right knowledge is delivered at the right time. Not only this, but our curriculum provides challenge for all children. The staff ensure their curriculum is ambitious for all and encourages the children to challenge themselves.
To see the progression of skills across the curriculum, please see the documents below.
Progression of skills – History