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Our Curriculum has been created with a strong sense of enquiry at its heart, encouraging children to be inquisitive, to research and present information taking full account of their ability to retain key knowledge and skills for the long term. It builds progressively towards children acquiring key knowledge and skills linked to the National Curriculum. The curriculum is rich in oracy, key skills and real life experiences to support the high percentage of EAL pupils and to support the disadvantaged children. There is an emphasis on children acquiring subject-specific vocabulary and using this appropriately.
At Lyon Park, we prioritise reading to ensure that children use it as a vehicle to access all areas of the curriculum to develop children’s enthusiasm for reading, increase opportunities to comprehend and broaden children’s vocabulary. All children are also accessing our newly refurbished libraries to access a large number of high quality texts on a range of subject areas. We have ensured that the curriculum meets the needs of all our children from Nursery to Year 6; it is coherently sequenced and structured and there is a clear plan of what we want the children to know, understand and be able to do. We use a range of pedagogical approaches across subject areas that we have tailored to make relevant to our children. We use the Challenge Curriculum by Focus Education for the foundation subjects. Daily Supported Reader and Destination Reader have been adapted into our teaching sequences for reading. Children from Year 2 to 6 also use Accelerated Reader. Maths teaching follows the White Rose Scheme for Reception to Year 6 and we use Snap Science to teach Science. Music, PE and Spanish are delivered by specialist staff. There are subject-specific policies, which clearly outline the intent, implementation and impact for their subject area. We have ensured that we have taken into account children’s context, including their locality, when designing the curriculum so that all the children are prepared for the next stage of education and the wider world.
Should you require any further information pertaining to our curriculum please contact Mrs L Pacquette email@example.com