At Lindens Primary School, we have a highly motivating and stimulating curriculum, which encourages children to ask questions, think ‘out of the box’, be independent learners, collaborate and be aspirational. Our curriculum makes the learning meaningful for the children in our care.
There is a clear rationale behind the curriculum, and careful thought and planning has gone into each of our areas of learning to allow for concept progression and links. Pupils make links between subjects, whilst also having clarity about their learning. Pupils revisit their prior learning in a variety of subject areas. There is a big emphasis on vocabulary and reading between subjects. This is so that pupils are clear in the meanings of technical vocabulary that they are learning about and apply it in other areas of the curriculum.
The curriculum is the driver through which we are able to implement the school's values, as outlined in our vision statement; the values of respecting others, their own local environment and the wider world. The impact of our curriculum is seen, not only in measurable attainment and progress, but in the fact that Lindens Primary School creates polite, well-mannered caring members of our school community who understand and respect everybody’s differences and needs.
The staff and governors here at Lindens believe that the school curriculum is:
- ambitious, well-designed and well-sequenced.
- appropriate to the needs, abilities and aptitudes of individual pupils;
- promoting intellectual, moral, social, creative, cultural, spiritual, emotional and physical development of our pupils;
- delivering knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes to pupils in ways which are relevant to the needs of the individual pupil and the wider community in which they live;
- enabling our pupils to think and act like “authors”, “mathematicians”, “scientists” “historians”… for example.
- celebrating the multicultural and multi-faith nature of society;
- aware that all pupils may at some time have special educational and emotional needs requiring particular provision;
- ensuring equality of opportunity and the recognition that people are entitled to equal opportunities.
What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.