Planning and Organisation of the Curriculum at Langton Green School

At Langton Green School, we have a varied and broad curriculum which reflects the new 2014 National Curriculum. There is a clear skills progression in every subject.  Our wider curriculum includes creative learning journeys, musical opportunities, Forest School and creative themed weeks.

The National Curriculum is used as a basis for the teaching of English, Mathematics, Science, Information Communication Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Design Technology and Physical Education. Pupils in Reception class follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum.  Please click on links below for skills progression in foundation subjects.

Progression of Skills in Art and Design

Progression of Skills in Computing

Progression of Skills in Design Technology

Progression of Skills in Geography

Progression of Skills in History

Progression of Skills in Music

The school curriculum also includes Religious Education, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education and SRE

Information about the National Curriculum in each year group

National curriculum overview yr1-6 

Foundation Stage curriculum

Learning Journeys

Learning in each year group is planned around a series of termly topics - our Creative Curriculum.  These topics are organised so that as many areas of the curriculum as possible are included. At Langton Green we aim to provide a creative, broad and balanced curriculum. Fitting in all the wonderful learning opportunities can be challenging and we plan the curriculum very carefully to ensure that rather than racing through coverage, the children experience learning in an area to a deep and profound level, our curriculum provides children with the opportunity to master not just cover areas of learning.

Teachers plan learning for as many subjects as possible through ‘learning journeys’. Phonics, English, Maths and Science are taught discretely however opportunities to link the learning journey theme into all subjects is always aimed for and it this is particularly evident in the teaching of English. Skills taught in all subjects can be applied during the week in the ‘learning journeys’.

Time is allocated throughout the school for Independent learning Activities ( ILAs). During this time the teacher is a facilitator to learning and he or she will enable pupils to conduct their own line of investigation, research and project work in line with the learning journey. During ILA time learning skills are taught and the language of learning BLP is emphasised and discussed.

Learning journeys are planned so that the term starts with a stunning surprise to engage and motivate the pupils. This may be a surprise visit, a mystery or an event. We carefully design each learning journey around a marvellous middle on which pupils can pin their learning and make it memorable. Finally we finish with a fabulous finish an opportunity to share our learning often with parents and the community.

KS1

Please click on the links in the overview planner to find out more information about learning journeys in each year group including planning, overviews and leaflets sent to parents and pupils at the start of each journey.

Year Groups

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

EYFS

2018-19

Key Stage 1

2018-19

Year 1

Bright Lights, Big City

(click here for topic leaflet)

Year 2

Explore, Dream, Discover

(click here for topic leaflet)

 

KS2

Please click on the links in the overview planner to find out more information about learning journeys in each year group including planning, overviews and leaflets sent to parents and pupils at the start of each journey.

LKS2

Autumn

Terms 1 and 2

Spring

Terms 3 and 4

Summer

Terms 5 and 6

Key Stage 2

2018-19

Year 3

Rocks to Romans

(click here for topic leaflet)

Year 4

The Groovy Greeks

(click here for topic leaflet)

& (part 2)

UKS2

Autumn

Terms 1 and 2

Spring

Terms 3 and 4

Summer

Terms 5 and 6

Key Stage 2

2018-19

Year 5

We Shall Never Surrender

(click here for topic leaflet)

Year 6

Space, the Final Frontier

(click here for topic leaflet)