The Curriculum at the Federation of Liss Infant and Junior Schools
We aim to help children develop a love of learning and to see themselves as ‘lifelong learners’.
Our curriculum model is recursive, building upon children's experiences, skills and knowledge. We aim to develop the children’s intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical skills and attitudes. Building Learning Power is used to encourage resilience and to support the children in developing high expectations of themselves.
We would like all of our children to be curious, resilient, well-prepared for the next stage of their education and leave our schools equipped with skills for life.
The National Curriculum
All children in our school follow the National Curriculum programme of study, which offers a broad and balanced curriculum that:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the federation, and
- prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The National Curriculum is divided into four Key Stages plus the Foundation Stage.
The foundation Stage begins when children are 3 years old and includes the first year of primary education when children reach 5 years old. Children work towards the Early Learning Goals in the following areas:
3 Prime Areas
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
4 Specific Areas
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
A Foundation Stage Profile is completed throughout the reception year and shared with parents.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Year 1 and 2. Years 3 - 6.
The core subjects are: English, Mathematics and Science
The foundation subjects are: Art, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, PE and French (KS2).
Other subjects are: Religious Education and RHE.
The curriculum is delivered in a variety of ways:
- Whole class teaching
- Group teaching
- Individual teaching
- Independent and self-directed activities
Lessons are planned to ensure a balance between the introduction of new ideas, skills and knowledge and reinforcement, retrieval, practice and repetition of previous learning.
Home learning is used throughout the schools to support the children’s schoolwork and learning. A clear system has been established to help the children organise a set routine.
Visits and visitors are used to support and enrich the curriculum.