Our Curriculum Intent:
We aim to develop children:
- As motivated individuals who strive for high academic achievement
- As responsible and caring members of the community
- As independent, life-long learners
- Who have high self-esteem, respecting themselves, others and the world around them
Our key priorities for designing and implementing our curriculum:
- We aim to provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced, yet still offers elements of in-depth study and promotes academic excellence and high aspirations.
- We will teach the programmes of study in each national curriculum subject in line with the new Primary Curriculum and with IPC (International Primary Curriculum).
- We will always recognise that English and Maths are a necessary priority as our children need to become secure and confident learners in these subjects if they are to make good progress in their education.
- We will ensure that our curriculum will meet the needs of all pupils in our school
- Spoken language will be given the attention it deserves and pupils will be taught to: listen and respond to adults and peers, ask relevant questions and articulate and justify their own ideas and opinions, speak audibly and fluently in a wide range of settings and with an ever-increasing command of Standard English.
- We will continually promote a culture and ethos of positive behaviours, including equality and respect and a strong belief that any form of discriminatory and prejudiced behaviour is unacceptable
- We will ensure our pupils develop an awareness and understanding of potential risks which will protect them from abuse, radicalisation and extremism
- We will actively promote physical development for all and recognise the positive impact good health and fitness have on academic outcomes
- Our curriculum will encourage high rates of attendance and punctuality
- We will strive to develop positive attitudes towards learning and inspire and enable pupils in all year groups to make progress from prior attainment
- Our curriculum will be enhanced further with extra-curricular opportunities, enabling pupils to extend knowledge further and to improve their skills
- We will prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain and for success in the years ahead through impartial careers guidance and preparation for secondary education, further education and employment
In order to achieve the above we need to ensure children:
- Have firm foundations of basic skills which they can use and apply effectively across all aspects of the curriculum and indeed wider life.
- Have a broad range of exciting and creative opportunities to discover and nurture their individual talents
- Are allowed to complete in-depth studies so as to enable them to create deep interest, passion and understanding of areas of the curriculum so as to be able to express informed opinions and make reasoned judgements.
- Understand the distinct nature and skills of the different disciplines that enable one to become a specialist in a particular area e.g. An artist or historian etc.
- Develop a core set of values which will underpin their SMSC development and their sense of identity and uniqueness and self worth as an individual and as a valued member of British society.
- Have access and opportunity as individuals to achieve their full potential.
The Lynch Hill School Primary Academy curriculum consists of:
- The national Curriculum core and foundation subjects in the main, which are taught through a relevant, contextual and inspiring creative curriculum linked with the IPC (the International Primary Curriculum)
- Values education with a key focus on RE and PSHE and a strong focus on SMSC and British values
- A strong focus on physical development in line with the recommendations from the government and our links with the SSSN (Slough Schools Sports Network) and the Slough Active Movement programme
- A programme of extra-curricular activities which include creative, academic and physical opportunities, linked to the Children’s University.