Our School Curriculum
Lingham Primary’s Whole School Curriculum
At Lingham Primary, we are committed to ensuring our Whole School Curriculum is fully inclusive, ambitious, and allows every child to achieve their full potential. Our broad, balanced curriculum will inspire, enthuse and prepare our pupils with the knowledge,skills and cultural capital they need for the next stage of their education. Through our curriculum, we want to develop independent, confident and curious learners with high aspirations, who are ready to make positive contributions to their community and wider society as citizens of modern Britain. Our curriculum aims to nurture the physical, social, spiritual and emotional development of our pupils along side their academic skills so that they understand how to lead healthy lives, both physically and mentally.
Our curriculum is built around our motto – 'Enjoy, aspire and achieve.... now and in the future!
English and maths
We have carefully constructed our curriculum based on highly regarded and well researched pedagogical approaches, Our subject leaders and teachers have engaged with high quality CPD through nationally accredited sources, to enable them to confidently deliver the consistent teaching approaches we know benefit our children.
We have been part of the ‘Primary Writing Project’ in collaboration with Pie Corbert and currently work closely with the DFE English Hub to develop a consistent, robust approach to the teaching of reading. For several years we have worked with the NCTEM Primary Maths Hub’s Mastery Programmes to help us embed a mastery approach.
These teaching approaches have been thoughtfully adapted to meet the needs of our school community and are consistently used across our whole school.
For our children to achieve lifelong success, we know it is vital that they leave their primary education with a secure grasp of reading, writing and maths. To this end, we have clear timetables that enable us to deliver discrete English lessons every day. In Foundation stage and Key Stage 1 there is also a daily phonics lesson (with daily 'catch up sessions for any KS2 pupil who has not yet mastered the phonic code). Discrete spelling lessons happen 3 times a week in KS2. Guided or Shared reading is timetabled daily in Foundation Stage and KS1 and 3 times times weekly in KS2. Whole class shared reading for pleasure - enjoying books from our reading spine- takes place in every classroom 4 times every week In addition, direct teaching of handwriting is delivered a minimum of 3 times per week.
Please find out more details about our English teaching and curriculum on the English page and the Phonics page below .
In maths all students benefit from a decrete maths lesson every day. A mastery approach is adopted by all year groups from F1 - Year 6 with lessons developing fluency, reasoning and probsem solving each day. In addition, children keep their basic skills sharp with additional maths teaching and practice outside the daily lesson completing 'daily 10', 'Number of the Day' and times tables activities.
Please find out more about the details of our whole school maths curriculum on the maths page below.
Please explore our Curriculum pages to find our all about all areas of our broad and balanced curriculum.
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