We have an overall Curriculum policy which states our curricular aims
and strategies. As well as aims, all the subjects have other documents
such as schemes of work and guidelines on assessment and children with special educational needs and/or disability.
These are available either in school or on the website. The Governing Board
also has a statutory duty to state its curricular aims and these are as
The primary curriculum must be geared to the needs of all primary
children; it will take account of home circumstances, the extent of children’s
past experiences and the stages of human development. It will also
recognise that the foundations laid down by the parents form the starting point
for further progress, and that this is the shared responsibility of both
parents and teachers. We aim to have a holistic approach to the curriculum, in
that all areas of the child’s learning are developed, academic, sporting,
musical, artistic, and technological as well as the child’s spiritual, moral,
cultural and social development. We aim to have high expectations and
standards, and always look to improve the quality of teaching and learning for
All children are taught the National Curriculum from 5 years of age
which includes the following subjects:
are the core curriculum subjects and form the
major part of the curriculum.
These are the non core subjects and form the rest
Design Technology ] of
the curriculum. They are known as foundation subjects.
Foreign Languages ]
In addition, your child will also be taught Religious Education
(RE). We follow the locally agreed syllabus at Lostock, the content of
which is not set by the school but by a committee containing a range of
faiths. Knowledge and understanding of faiths, namely Christianity,
Islam, Judaism and Hinduism is taught, both in KS1 and KS2. Parents have
the right to withdraw their child from RE lessons if they wish.
Your child, however, learns more than academic subjects at school -
he/she will also learn to work together with others, to communicate and be
articulate, to play fairly and be part of a team, and to be responsible and
respectful of others and their property. They will learn to have good
manners, to give their best even when things get difficult and to be
confident. Included in the school curriculum is Personal Health &
Social Education which includes safety, drug education and healthy eating.
Sex Education is taught, via the Jigsaw scheme, at appropriate levels to all children in Years 1-6 and covers growth, puberty and
adolescence, plus looking after yourself. The school nurse or her
colleague usually takes this session. You have the right to withdraw your child
from Sex Education if you wish.
In Years 1-6 we have developed new schemes of work for foundation
subjects called The Creative Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum combines
elements of all curriculum areas ensuring that meaningful cross curricular
links are made leading to deeper learning and understanding.
If you require any further information regarding the curriculum that we
follow, please feel free to contact school either on 01204 333733 or firstname.lastname@example.org