Planning and Organisation of the Curriculum at Langton Green School

At Langton Green School, we use the National Curriculum as part of our wider curriculum which 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.

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  2016-17

A new school (term 1)

Starry Nights

Starry nights parent leaflet

 

TBC - Led by child interest

TBC - Led by child interest

EYFS 2017-18

A new school

 

TBC - Led by child interest

TBC - Led by child interest

TBC - Led by child interest

Key Stage 1 2016-17

Frozen Worlds 

Frozen Worlds overview

Great Fire of London & Famous People

 

British Wildlife and Nocturnal Animals

 

Key stage 1 2017-18

Pirates Ahoy!

African Adventure

Life in Victorian times

-schools

-toys

-holidays

 

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

A

2016-2017

Rocks to Romans

Rocks to Romans parent info

Rocks to Romans Overview Y4

Rocks to Romans overview Y3

 

Up, up and away

(locating world’s countries, identifying the position and significance of longitude, latitude, Equator, Northern hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones, use 8 pits of a compass)

 

Seasides

(coasts)

B

2017-2018

 

Rainforests

(South America)

 

Ancient Greece

(Ancient Greece and its legacy)

Ridges and rivers

(Mountains and rivers)

UKS2

Autumn

Terms 1 and 2

Spring

Terms 3 and 4

Summer

Terms 5 and 6

A

2016-2017

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver parent leaflet

 

Stand and Deliver overview

(Study of a region of the U.K.)

France

(Study of a European region)

Y5 Anglo-Saxons and                            Vikings                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Y6

SATs/production

B

2017-2018

        

WW2

(local history)

 

Pyramid power

(Egypt and Maya)

Y5 Anglo-Saxons and                               Vikings                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Y6

SATs/production