Curriculum Overview 2016-2018
Our school offers a broad and balanced curriculum which aims to maximise the connections between different subjects, allowing teaching and learning to be carried out within a meaningful context.
Lostwithiel School meets the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
Our curriculum is designed to actively promote fundamental British Values.
The whole school embarks on a topic together but each class explores the theme in their own way. The children are very excited to start each topic as they decide on the topics and the lines of enquiry they wish to follow. We have developed this creative, child led approach to planning based on the curriculum key skills, which you can find below. Please look at the PDF documents below to see the key skills we cover in each year group. You can find out more about what each class are learning in the classes information page under the 'Parents' section. This gives a detailed topic web of each terms topic.
Pupils in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 are learning through the Singapore Maths approach to Mathematics, using Maths No Problem! Pupils in Years 3-6 are being taught with the mastery approach, following the Rising Stars curriculum for Mathematics.
We have introduced a fluency programme called Club 99 - a programme to develop mental calculation skills.
In addition, we make the most of opportunities to use and apply mathematical skills through a series of investigations and in outdoor learning. You can discover more about the methods of calculation we use across the school in our calculation policy.
There are a number of elements which combine to create the English Curriculum:
Reading and Phonics
Spelling and Grammar
We use Read, Write, Inc to teach early reading and accelerated reader to promote a love of reading in our school. We also teach writing, spelling and grammar through the Language and Literacy programme.The whole school embarks on a topic together but each class explores the theme in their own way. The children are very excited to start each topic as they decide on the topics and the lines of enquiry they wish to follow. We have developed this creative, child led approach to planning based on the key skills from the national curriculum, which you can find on this page. These documents show what each year group wil be covering throughout the academic year. Please look at the PDF documents below to see our curriculum overview for 2016-2018 and each class' line of enquiry.