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Curriculum Information

Subject Information

Maths

Developing and increasing pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematics is core to our curriculum. The
National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics to
solve problems, calculate and reason.

English

English is central to all areas of the curriculum. Discrete , subject specific lessons are needed to introduce and practise the various aspects of English but these skills can be consolidated across all areas of the curriculum and indeed , are often necessary to support success in other subjects. English skills can be used to help deepen children’s understanding of other curriculum areas.

Art

In this school art and design will be subjects used to enable pupils develop knowledge, skills and
understanding to communicate their thoughts and ideas across the curriculum. All pupils will be taught art,  craft and design to engage, inspire and challenge them.

Design and Technology

Design and technology in this school will develop pupils’ creativity and imagination, as they design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

Geography

In our curriculum geography will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

History

In school we will help all children to develop an understanding of time, place, people and events through the effective teaching and learning of the knowledge skills and understanding of history. 

Modern Foreign Language

All pupils will be given an opportunity to learn a foreign language. They will be taught to express their ideas and thoughts in that language, to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. 

Music

In this school all children will have the opportunity to sing, to listen to music, to experience different musical instruments, to perform and to enjoy music. 

PE

All pupils will benefit from a physical education curriculum which motivates them to succeed and participate in sport, games, exercise and other physically-demanding activities. 

PSHE

The teaching and learning of PSHE as an integral part of the school’s ethos will enable pupils to be healthy, independent and responsible as we ensure that they are developing personally and socially by addressing the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. 

Religious Education

In school we will help all children to develop an understanding of the place that religion plays in people’s lives and how it has influenced history and the growth and development of society. 

Science

Developing and increasing pupils’ understanding and enjoyment of science is core to our curriculum. This policy will put into place the provisions for science which are set out in the National Curriculum 2014.

SMSC

In school we give an important place to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. In all aspects of the school’s work and life and in our curriculum, teaching and learning we seek good and appropriate opportunities for pupils grow in their spiritual awareness. 

British Values

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Reading Scheme

Reading

The core-reading scheme at Limehurst is Rising Stars. This is supplemented with Rigby Stars for guided reading in Key Stage One. Reading books are carefully matched to the phonics phase children are working at. All children in school have access to Rising Stars online Reading Planet and staff allocate children books to read at home. In the EYFS and KS1 parents are also invited to attend reading club every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. At Limehurst we promote reading for pleasure and all children have access to a library. Children who read for pleasure gain a richer vocabulary, more knowledge and critical thinking skills. 

Nursery

Reception

Key Stage One

Lower Key Stage 2

Upper Key Stage 2