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Curriculum Design

At Leasowes, our curriculum is fully inclusive igniting curiosity and a love of learning.  At the heart of the design is our curriculum vision and key concepts. We adopt a knowledge and skills based curriculum.

At Leasowes, we follow the programmes of study from the National Curriculum framework for KS1 and KS2, and the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our curriculum is ambitious and enhanced by enrichment opportunities and memorable moments that excite and encourage life-long learners. 

Underpinning these frameworks, each subject has a curriculum overview that sets out the units of study for each year group. You can find these in the 'Curriculum Overview' tab. 

As core subjects of the National Curriculum, all pupils take part in daily maths and English lessons. Our curriculum is ‘Rooted in Reading’ with high-quality and challenging texts at the heart. All of our English lessons are driven around this book-based approach. The foundation subjects: Science, Geography, History, Art, Design and Technology, Computing, Music, MFL, RE. PSHE and PE are taught rigorously so that they remain faithful to their discipline.

Foundation subjects are planned by teachers using bespoke lesson sequences. These carefully map out the objectives and aims from the National Curriculum to ensure curriculum coverage. Teachers plan the knowledge and skills that will be taught so that the content of study forms a coherent sequence. In subjects such as DT and art, skills progression grids have been developed to underpin lesson sequences. 

Each history and geography topic has a corresponding knowledge organiser. These set out the key knowledge and vocabulary that the children need to learn. The knowledge organisers are used as a tool for retrieval practice and to help children to remember key facts, information and vocabulary. You can see examples of these for each year group by clicking on the year group tabs. 

Across the curriculum, meaningful links are made to ensure that our curriculum is progressive. Links are mapped out that ensure children make connections between concepts and have the opportunity to retrieve previous learning. Our lessons are underpinned by both our school values, British values and RRS.

The document attached below outlines our curriculum design on a page.