The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the National Curriculum specifications. The National Curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
In this part of the website, you will find the curriculum maps staff have created, and how they intend to cover the statutory requirements of the curriculum. Further information is also provided to show progression in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, as well as Calculation.
At Long Sutton County Primary School, we are aiming for an ambitious curriculum that has equal and high expectations of all who study it. It should be accessible for all and contain meaningful experiences that enhance learning and promote curiosity from the children. Our children are ultimately at the heart of this curriculum. The main question we should ask ourselves is ‘what must it be like to be a child at Long Sutton County Primary School?’ Our curriculum should reflect our observations of this and underpin all that in what we plan to teach them.
Our curriculum should be well planned, sequenced and maintain a logical flow throughout. The key foundations, especially around reading, will be introduced early and children will be given opportunities to ‘delve deeper’ to master these skills. We understand the importance of retention, so ‘non-negotiable knowledge’ will be key. Teachers will carefully select the curriculum content to ensure there is sufficient time to embed and explore it. By having a knowledge rich curriculum, we need to show full clarity about what we feel our children need to learn & overlearn, and then how we intend to build upon this progressively, so children retain it. Key questions to us include - Why am I teaching this? Where does it fit into the bigger picture of the curriculum plans? Why is it important to know or master this? What difference would it make to the learning if we did not do this?
We must prepare our children for the demands of living in a diverse 21st century world. Therefore, we must consider the cultural capital of Long Sutton and beyond, so that children leave LSPS as well rounded, knowledgeable and resilience citizens who are eager to achieve well in their future life.
At Long Sutton County Primary School we truly value reading and its teaching. It is our belief that it is our duty to ensure that our pupils are given every opportunity to develop a love of reading for pleasure.
We have spent more than £30,000 over the last seven years on our bookstock and are always seeking to improve this.
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