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.
Each class has its own curriculum map to ensure we cover and explore the wider curriculum in depth. You can find out more about what each class are learning in the classes information page under the 'Parents' section.
Pupils in Year 1, 2,3 and 4 are learning through the Singapore Maths approach to Mathematics, using Maths No Problem! Pupils in Years 5-6 are being taught with the mastery approach, following the Rising Stars curriculum for Mathematics.
We have introduced daily fluency time into lessons to develop the mental skills that underpin much of the maths work in class including a times table recall programme called Club 99.
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.Children in EYFS Apple Class follow the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation stage 2017. This sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to 5.