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Curriculum

 

Intent

At Lickhill Primary School we have identified three main strands of learning that allow us to focus on the unique needs of the

pupils. The Drivers provide us with the medium of fulfilling our curriculum intent, enabling our children to flourish and be

prepared for the next stage of their education.

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ACHIEVEMENT

 

Curriculum and Teaching and Learning Strategies

 

Pupils being prepared for high school curriculum

LIFELONG SKILLS

 

Personal Development and the ‘Seven Secrets to Success’

 

Pupils being prepared for lifelong learning

ENRICHMENT

 

Real life experiences and discovering interests and talents

 

Pupils having high aspirations for the future

 

 

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Curriculum:

Broad, balanced, rich and varied

 

Focus on provision for all subjects

 

Ambitious so all learners achieve irrespective of any needs they may have

 

Balance between knowledge-rich and life-long  learning skills education

 

Opportunities for retrieval and practise of key concepts

 

Applying Reading and Writing skills across the curriculum

 

Language rich curriculum – oracy, speaking and listening, phonics, reading and writing

 

Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition including technical words associated with different subjects and topics

 

Opportunities to read widely, often and for pleasure

 

Teaching and Learning:

Pupils demonstrate excellent learning behaviours and are ready to learn

 

Children are given opportunities to contribute and collaborate with one another

 

Children are encouraged to play, discover, explore and problem solve

 

Pupils are inspired and stimulated to question, challenge and debate

 

Assessment is used for learning – enabling pupils to recognise what they need to work on to achieve and celebrate as a strength

 

Inclusion and care for the individual

 

Setting high expectations and exacting standards

 

 

The Seven Secrets:

  • Be Ambitious (aspire to greatness)
  • Be a Risk Taker (challenge yourself)
  • Be Innovative (find a creative solution)
  • Be a Team Player (respect, cooperate and share)
  • Be Strong (show resilience)
  • Be Focused (work hard)
  • Be Proud (celebrate success)

 

Recognise basic human needs and the challenges of life

 

Focus on pupils being happy, confident and independent, autonomous learners

 

Promote a curiosity to discover more and explore the world they live in

 

Social, emotional and mental health education:

  • THRIVE Programme
  • 5 Ways to well-Being (connect, Be active, Take notice, Learn, Give)

 

Pupils demonstrate excellent learning behaviours and are ready to learn

 

PSHE Curriculum – focus on relationships and personal safety, celebrating difference

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education, equipping children with the knowledge and empathy of other citizens here and around the world

 

Character Education – creating self-belief and a positive self esteem

 

 

 

Real life opportunities within the Arts – Music, Drama, Art

 

Real life experiences in Sport – intra and inter school festivals and competitions

 

Forest School provision – learning outside the classroom and applying problem solving skills

 

Encouragement to pursue interests and talents

 

Opportunities to be innovators, collaborators and leaders

 

Educational Visits linked to our topics

 

Specialist visitors supplementing the curriculum.

 

Enable the children to flourish and celebrate their achievements

 

British Values – preparing pupils to be excellent citizens of the future

 

Engagement in the community – demonstrating valuable contributions to local projects, establishments and encouraging parental involvement

 

Seven Secrets of Success - Mindset

To raise self-esteem and aspiration we have developed our Seven Secrets of Success.  This articulates the habits, attitude and mindset needed to achieve success. These values are at the core of our curriculum and are embedded in our daily culture - they are frequently referenced throughout the school. Children can now confidently recognise these behaviours in themselves and others: recognising the impact they have on their mindset.  

 

The Seven Secrets are :

 

  • Be Ambitious (aspire to greatness)
  • Be a Risk Taker (challenge yourself)
  • Be Innovative (find a creative solution)
  • Be a Team Player (respect, cooperate and share)
  • Be Strong (show resilience)
  • Be Focused (work hard)
  • Be Proud (celebrate success)

 

Here's a sneaky peak of Buzz Bee showing you one of our core values. 

To see all seven of our Buzz Bee videos explaining our Secrets of Success, please follow the link below. 

Buzz Bee being a Risk Taker

Still image for this video

 At Lickhill Primary School teachers are responsible for providing a curriculum that offers inclusion for all pupils in the class. All children in school should be getting this as a part of excellent classroom practice. Some children however will need additional support to meet the targets set in each year group. We ensure that we support all of our pupils, including those with SEND, in order that they can achieve and thrive.

We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.

Details can be found in the 2022 Inclusion Policy - including SEN INFORMATION REPORT and the 2022 Equality and Diversity Objectives report.

 

    Remote Learning Plan

    Yearly curriculum overviews can be found on individual class pages.

    For more information about the curriculum, please contact the school directly.

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