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Curriculum overview

Every teacher is responsible for the work of his/her class and the teachers plan in year groups. Care is taken to ensure that the children are guided through work in Mathematics, English, Science, Design & Technology, History, Geography, Physical Education (including swimming), Computing, Music, Art and Design, Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish) and Personal, Social & Health Education in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum. 

In addition the school teaches Religious Education by following ‘Explore’, the Essex agreed syllabus for religious education.

 A variety of teaching approaches are used varying from whole class instruction to small groups and individual work as appropriate.

English curriculum:

The school follows the National curriculum for English. This is achieved through a daily, structured hour of English teaching involving whole class, group and individual work as well as other lessons covering phonics, reading and handwriting. 

  • The teaching of reading takes place through the structured teaching of phonics. Phonics sessions are taught discretely using the Letters and Sounds Programme of Study as well as Jolly Phonics in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
  • Bug Club is used to support the teaching of phonics and promotes reading comprehension at home.  Children are allocated e-books and are encouraged to read and answer the questions.
  • Teachers also teach reading through group guided reading lessons which focus on the next steps for children to make progress.  This gives the children greater opportunities to learn the mechanics of reading and the understanding of reading and to discuss their responses to written material.
  • The school uses reading books that are banded by colour which the children take home.  
  • A wide variety of literature is studied and the children are encouraged to develop their creativity through a range of writing styles.  
  • To support writing development the school uses Talk for Writing developed by Pie Corbett. This is  an approach to teaching writing that encompasses a three-stage pedagogy: ‘imitation’ (where pupils learn and internalise texts, to identify transferrable ideas and structures), ‘innovation’ (where pupils use these ideas and structures to co-construct new versions with their teachers), and ‘invention’ (where teachers help pupils to create original texts independently). These tasks aim to improve writing ability by giving pupils an understanding of the structure and elements of written language.
  • Punctuation and grammar teaching form an integral part of the English teaching.
  • We follow the Penpals Handwriting Scheme which encourages the development of a clear handwriting style.
  • We follow the 'No Nonsense' spelling scheme of work

 Mathematics curriculum:

The school also follows the guidelines as set out in the National curriculum for mathematics.

 A dedicated maths lesson every day. This will be between 45 - 60 minutes

  • Direct teaching and interactive work with the whole class, groups and individuals.
  • Weekly input on formal arithmetic methods.
  • Problem solving taught through units of work as well as discretely.
  • Opportunities are provided to enable children to show that they have mastered their learning.
  • Controlled differentiation, with all pupils engaged in mathematics relating to a common objective.
  • From Year 4 to Year 6 pupils at Lincewood are arranged in "sets" for their lessons English and Mathematics lessons. 
  • Children learn their times tables through a set of yearly ‘challenges’ which enable them to achieve certificates at various levels of attainment.
  • A weekly arithmetic challenge is given to all children which focuses on their knowledge and understanding of key maths strategies.  From this teachers can identify areas of weakness and address these through their lessons.

Foundation Curriculum Year

Year 1 Curriculum Year

Year 2 Curriculum  Year

Year 3 Curriculum Year

Year 4 Curriculum Year 

Year 5 Curriculum Year

Year 6 Curriculum Year

Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding the curriculum. 

DFe Curriculum Document

Lincewood Primary School
Berry Lane, Langdon Hills,
Essex. SS16 6AZ

 

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