At Lunsford Primary School we are passionate about reading and the wealth of opportunity that high quality books provide for children. With this in mind, we are transforming our curriculum by ensuring that each term we focus on one or more high quality texts. Wherever possible, links will also be made to other curriculum areas. We want to enthuse the children we teach and are therefore creating a more creative curriculum that will not only inspire them but also challenge them in their learning.
We feel passionately about providing an broad and balanced curriculum where individual subjects are interwoven into our daily learning and where children’s interests can mould and shape the learning opportunities we provide. This is an incredibly exciting time for both staff and children alike and we invite you to share in our learning journey by looking at the curriculum overviews for each year group.
As we progress through this academic year, each year group will have more curriculum information added so that you are fully aware of what your child will be learning. Please note that as we develop the curriculum the content may change slightly.
All our pupils have access to the full 2014 National Curriculum as it stands, differentiated to take into account individual learning needs. We organise learning into termly themes as part of our creative curriculum approach, designed to make learning stimulating, relevant and exciting for all.
We hold two parent consultation evenings each year to discuss progress and achievements, and provide a written report at the end of the academic year.
Teachers regularly assess and report upon pupil progress in all subject areas, with a particular focus on English and Maths. We hold two parent consultation evenings each year to discuss progress and achievements, and provide a written report at the end of the academic year. Assessments take the form of formal, summative assessments such as non-statutory national curriculum tests and also teacher assessments which are carried out regularly throughout the year. However the most important aspect of our communication policy is our 'Open Door' ethos. This ensures that staff and parents are in constant contact and can act quickly should there be any issues.
Specialist staff teach PE, dance and music to many of our pupils and we also benefit from specialist teaching in a number of sports including swimming at Larkfield Leisure Centre Pool. Children will learn a range of different sports throughout the year including football, tag rugby, netball, rounders, cross country, cricket, tennis and swimming. There are a number of different sports clubs for the children to join for both Infants and Juniors. Sports Day is also held on our field once a year.
Peripatetic teachers offer tuition in piano, violin, guitar and drums. Peripatetic lessons are charged for by the tutors and information can be found in the Office if you are interested in these sessions.
We aim to develop pupils as true lifelong learners, hungry for knowledge and understanding, and skilled in transferring learning skills into a wide range of areas.
Above all, we are committed to providing our pupils at Lunsford Primary School with a learning experience which stimulates and inspires them whilst preparing them for life outside school. We aim to develop pupils as true lifelong learners, hungry for knowledge and understanding, and skilled in transferring learning skills into a wide range of areas. And we want them to look back on their time with us as a happy and magical time!