All pupils in the Lakes Department follow a Thematic Curriculum. Teaching staff in the department continue to work together to create a differentiated
There are several areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
When planning and guiding children's activities, we reflect on the different ways that children learn and reflect these in our practice. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:
- playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things and 'have a go'
- active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements
- creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.
This year our themes include Magic Me, Frozen, Traditional Tales, Bears, How does your Garden Grow?, Holidays! All these are flexible in order for us to take into account the interests and needs of our children.
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
Pupils are encouraged to try their best to help others in the best way that they can. Using our school song "We're so proud of our school" as a focus, pupils have decided to name their good behaviour award 'The Magic Dust Ticket'.
KS1 and 2
The initial curriculum maps and schemes of work for KS1 and 2 use the exemplar from "The New Primary Curriculum". This year our topic's are:
- All Around the World - KS1
- China and
- Super Heroes - KS1
- America - KS2
- Ahoy There! - KS1
- Stone Age to Iron Age - KS2
Relevant QCDA and Schemes of Work for KS1 and 2 are adapted and matched to each subject module to form the basis for teaching and learning. The themed modules are designed to provide opportunities for assessment, differentiated learning, educational visits, community and parental involvement.
Literacy and Numeracy
In KS1 and 2, teaching and learning for Literacy and Numeracy
Teaching and learning for Numeracy
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day with a reading assembly where parents were invited to join us.