At Linton CE Infant School the curriculum is based on the statutory National Curriculum (NC) for Key Stage One and the Foundation Stage Curriculum for the Reception year. The curriculum aims to support the school in making our vision statement a reality. It provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is enriching and engaging, providing meaningful experiences for all children to inspire their learning.
Each year group has a long term plan of topics as detailed below (starting Spring 2022). Within each topic we try to arrange exciting opportunities that bring the learning to life which may be a visit, event or a visitor coming into school. This provides meaningful experiences that children can draw on throughout the topic.
Through the Keyhole
Long, Long Time Ago…
Mad About Minibeasts!
Who Am I?
Is Fire Good or Bad?
The Show Must Go On…
Me and my Planet – Let’s Save the World!
Religious Education is taught separately as parents have a legal right to withdraw your child/ren from such lessons. You can do so by writing to the headteacher with a request to do so.
Basic skills are defined as:
“The ability to read, write and speak and use mathematics at a level necessary to function and progress at work and in society in general”
Without good communication, literacy and mathematical skills, individuals are severely disadvantaged throughout their lives- as learners, in the workplace and as parents, consumers and citizens. Here at Linton CE Infant School we are committed to ensuring all children leave with these appropriate skills preparing them for the next steps in their education. These skills are taught on a daily basis through discrete lessons as well as through other areas of the curriculum. The school has been acknowledged for the work it does in this area, achieving the quality mark for the fourth time.
We like to enrich the curriculum through providing a range of lunchtime and after school activities. Clubs include football, dance, craft, sewing, multi-skills, action, scooter, art, dodgeball and colouring.
Religious Education is an integral part of our curriculum provision at Linton CE Infant School. We have recently started using a new resource 'The Emmanuel Project' which forms the largest part of our RE curriculum provision. This provides units on Christianity, Judaism and Islam. We also explore a range of faiths and cultures through festivals and children's personal experiences.
Throughout the year we also have RE focus days around key festivals such as harvest, Christmas and Easter as well as other days which focus around exploring different themes and values. We are very lucky to be supported by the St Mary's Church team who will come in and lead sessions. This allows us to explore RE through a cross curricular approach which allows children to express their own thoughts and beliefs through art, music and drama.
Our RE lead is Kate Vaughan and our key link Foundation Governors are Hannah Foote and Cathy Watts who visit the school regularly to talk to staff and children.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please contact the school office or speak to a member of staff.