Curriculum Overview

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The curriculum is what children learn in school. Pupils follow a curriculum based on the National Curriculum to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of the world. This includes: English, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Art, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). Pupils in years 3 to 6 also learn to communicate in French. Lainesmead has chosen the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) because it is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum that helps to ensure that the children's learning experiences are exciting, active and meaningful. The IPC is divided into units or themes with titles such as "Time Detectives" and "Chocolate". These units provide the stimulus for children to apply the skills they have learned in their English and Numeracy lessons. The IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. It is our belief, that every individual has the potential to do well in school. We are fully committed to making sure that every child makes the most of their abilities, achieving the very highest standard of which they are capable. We have a strong and experienced team of teachers and teaching assistants who ensure all pupils’ needs are met. We want our pupils to develop self-confidence, positive attitudes, resilience and expressive skills, with a love for learning that will prepare them very well for their future educational experiences and their role in society as adults.

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