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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.