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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview


At Lingey House Primary School all of our children have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. It is differentiated to meet their individual needs and we enrich the curriculum with first hand experiences, visits and visitors. This allows our pupils to learn from their own experiences ensuring they will gain knowledge of the world around them, grow in confidence and develop a desire to learn more about the world.


Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Nursery & Reception

In the EYFS learning is based on each child as an individual and is personalised to suit the many different needs of the children. The wide variety of adult led activities and child-led play opportunities occur both indoors and outdoors. Activities are carefully planned and based on the seven areas of learning in order to provide opportunities to achieve the Early Years Framework and the Early Years Learning Goals.


  • Personal Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding of the World 

  • Expressive Arts and Design


Key Stage 1 and 2

In Key Stages 1 and 2 we strive to make our curriculum relevant and engaging. We follow the National Curriculum to ensure that pupils receive a broad and balanced education ensuring that all of our pupils needs are tailored for and that they are fully engaged and challenged. 




English is divided into five key areas:


  •  Speaking and Listening 
  •  Reading 
  •  Writing 
  •      Spelling & Phonics
  •  Handwriting 


Phonics is taught from Nursery to Key Stage One daily. Children are assessed and placed in small groups of children of equal ability. We use the Letters and Sounds programme. When children reach Stage 6 and no longer need phonics, they move onto taught spellings through the Nelson scheme. Children have statutory spellings that are taught and assessed at the end of every half term. 


Reading is taught discreetly through Accelerated reading, Guided reading and comprehension. Accelerated reading occurs daily. Children choose their own text to read and when they feel secure that they have understood what they have read, they complete a short quiz on an ipad. This quiz tests the children’s understanding. Guided reading takes place once a week where children read a text in a teacher-led group and verbally answer questions set by staff. Children will also complete work based on what they have read. During comprehension, reading skills are taught to help children answer questions using the text to find the answer to the questions.


Children have access to a wide range of text types from reading schemes such as; Project X, Ginn Star, Big Cat, Pelican, Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Nelson Thorns. 


Writing happens daily and is taught both discreetly and through Creative Curriculum topics. High-quality texts are used to give children content for writing. Children are taught a wide range of grammar skills throughout the year and apply their learning into their writing. We strive to ensure our children write through a range of different contexts e.g. real-life experiences, visits/visitors and fiction and non-fiction text types.


Handwriting is taught daily through a Prime Ed scheme. Children from Year 2 onwards are taught joins to improve fluency. 





Maths is taught daily and we follow a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach to learning. This ensures that pupils can access the curriculum at their own level while also being challenged. We also focus heavily on the fluency of number facts such as place value of number, times tables and the standard written methods of the four operations.  Children are also provided with lots of opportunities to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills.


Mathematics is divided into learning strands: 


  •  Using and Applying Mathematics 
  •  Counting and Understanding Number 
  •  Knowing and using Number Facts 
  •  Calculating 
  •  Understanding Shape 
  •  Measuring 
  •  Handling Data


Foundation Subjects

The rest of our foundation subjects are taught discreetly such as:


  • Science
  • Computing
  • RE
  • PSHE
  • Music
  • PE
  • MFL



Creative Curriculum

We deliver Geography, History, Art & Design Technology thematically. Through our topics we provide our pupils with hands on learning opportunities and feel that the curriculum should be rich and relevant to them.