At Larkhall we are dedicated to providing a rich, experiential curriculum which promotes children’s independence, a thirst for enquiry and a lifelong passion for learning. We believe this is done best through cross-curricular learning, in which children learn through purposeful, topic based contexts.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) and the National Curriculum are the statutory requirement for children’s learning during EYFS and Key Stage 1 and 2. In addition, Larkhall has developed its own school curriculum which not only ensures the coverage of the National Curriculum, but also facilitates learning experiences that enable our pupils to achieve their full potential. We believe in providing enriching opportunities which develop the core skills of spoken language, numeracy, reading and writing.
We strongly believe in our responsibility to provide an exciting, enriching curriculum which not only covers national objectives but is also empowering for our students. Larkhall exposes children to progressively more complex ideas and subject matter which reflects their own heritage and cultural backgrounds. As such, we have mapped a full range of key figures, influences and events for children to learn about throughout their time here, as well as ensuring the texts they are engaging with throughout all reflect the range of backgrounds of the students here.
What we teach responds to local, national and international events, creating valuable and meaningful learning experiences for children that connects them to their world and far beyond. We plan engaging and exciting learning journeys for our children, based on what we know they need to learn, what is relevant to them, the National Curriculum as well as their own ideas and interests.
We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible individuals, who can work and co-operate with others, whilst developing knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning, in order that they achieve their true potential.
Our Curriculum Policy is available to download in this section; find a copy of the most recent version of the National Curriculum in England here. Please select the relevant year group page on our site to learn more about how the curriculum is taught in those classes.