At Lawn Primary and Nursery School, we aim to make our curriculum exciting, engaging and motivational.
As a school, we ensure that we are committed to meeting the requirements of the new Primary National Curriculum from September 2014. In addition, we believe in using a cross-curricular thematic approach to learning so that children can embrace the world around them and make links to real-life situations.
Staff have received training in order to identify the key changes needed in the new curriculum, and therefore, our programmes of study have been updated to reflect the requirements whilst ensuring our thematic approach is maintained. We also use the ‘Chris Quigley Essentials’ Scheme of Work to supplement our curriculum. Through this, within our topic and subject plans, we embed a range of progressive skills essential for the holistic development of the child. The school is a firm believer in inclusion; we ensure our curriculum meets the needs of all learners.
At Lawn, we ensure breadth in our teaching through basing learning not only within the school environment but also through visits to outside establishments and through external visitors coming into school. We also offer a variety of extra-curricular clubs for all ages, as well as residential trips for Years 4 and 6.
We value the role of parents/carers in supporting the children’s learning and encourage support from home. Topic webs are regularly displayed on the class pages of the school website to enable children to share their learning with home. Regular open-ended homework tasks related to our topics are organised in each year group. There are also opportunities for parents and carers to participate in workshops throughout the year as well as attend open afternoons and performances.
For our Curriculum Policies please click here
For our Overview of Topics for 2018-2019 please click here
Here at Lawn Primary and Nursery School, we firmly believe we are a school for all. We are inclusive and are committed to serving our school and local community. We recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of our school community and of the United Kingdom as a whole. We also understand the importance of the role we have as a school in promoting core values and principles to enable our children to recognise the role they will play as emerging citizens in British Society. Through our strong provision for social, spiritual, cultural and moral development; we actively promote a range of fundamental British Values.
Our broad and balanced curriculum offers a range of opportunities for children to question and understand what it means to grow up in Britain. We ensure the children have opportunities to explore key themes such as democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect, the rule of law and tolerance of different beliefs and cultures. Examples of how we actively promote these are:
- Children vote for School Councillors, House Captains and Eco Team representatives.
- Y5 and Y6 learn about the voting system.
- Y6 study The Civil Rights movement.
- Upper Key Stage 2 has the opportunity to take on roles such as Playtime Pals, Librarians and Lunchtime Helpers.
- Visitors from a range of faiths and cultures talk to the children in assemblies and in classes.
- We have strong links to the local PCs and PCSOs who talk to the children about the Law and support them with online safety.
- We are committed to ensuring that behaviour is managed positively by all staff in the school and will not tolerate any form of prejudice.
This is underpinned by a strong pastoral system.
- As part of our pastoral care, we have a Nurture Team supporting families and children across the school.
- We teach about key events in the history of Britain and research key figures.
Our school motto is ‘Optima Sequi – pursue the best’. Our core values of: ‘Confidence’, ‘Respect’, ‘Resilience’ and ‘Excellence’, permeate everything we do. Through our curriculum, we aim to ensure that each child has the opportunity to become the best they can be and is equipped with a love of learning for life.
To view the Department of Education's National Curriculum in England for Key Stages 1 and 2 click here