The Pennine trust aims to ‘Innovate, Include and Inspire’ our community to make sure that ‘No one gets left behind’. At Lord Street Primary School our curriculum is designed to do just that. Our deeply embedded CORE Values of Community; Ownership; Respect and Excellence feed through our curriculum and focuses on the character development of all our children. Our values not only teach us how to become responsible and respectful citizens, they determine the way we behave on a daily basis both in class and out of the classroom.
Our curriculum teaches our children to embrace the challenges life offers and to learn how to succeed, make positive choices, take risks and make a positive contribution to the world we live in. Our curriculum focuses on a wide range of personal development opportunities as well as academic achievement.
Lord Street Primary School aims to equip our pupils with all the necessary skills and tools to help them succeed in their next stages of life. By the end of their primary years, pupils at Lord Street will have been exposed to a variety of opportunities, coupled with excellent academic input so our pupils can move on to their next phase as confident, excited learners who embrace challenge and are more than capable of using any setbacks they experience as opportunities to learn, be it academically, personally or socially. Our curriculum is designed to support our children in achieving these aims.
It is based on the programmes of study from the 2014 national curriculum and builds children’s knowledge and skills over units of work and over time. We have planned a range of experiences that help them understand the historical and contemporary culture of the United Kingdom. We aim to support their development of ‘cultural capital’ through their vocabulary, the choice of books they read, the curriculum topics taught and the experiences we give them. This will ensure that they are able to access, and build on, learning as they move from one phase of education to the next and have a real love of learning.
We have worked to make sure that the learning in subjects builds year on year and across the key stages. The skills and knowledge taught are designed to build progressively over time to deepen children’s understanding and love of subjects and to improve academic achievement. We believe this model will build children as independent lifelong learners.
We use a mastery approach to teaching using small steps progression with opportunities to deepen understanding. Our children are encouraged to take risks and learn from misconceptions and mistakes as well as through success. We promote equal opportunities for all of our pupils throughout our practice in line with the Equality Act 2010.
We offer a wide range of opportunities beyond the classroom. Visitors from the industry often attend our school to provide our pupils with real life experiences. Our extensive enrichment activities include, STEM club, craft club, choir, dance, theatre studies, multi sports and many more.
Our Pupil Leadership programme is designed to encourage all children to become a leader. These include Head Boy and Head Girl, School Prefects, School Council,
Sports Ambassadors, Librarians, Eco Warriors to name just a few. We also take part in community engagement projects as well as fundraising for local, national and global charities. By giving back to our community, pupils will carry this quality throughout their life and aspire to be respectful, kind and caring individuals
Our curriculum provides equal opportunities for all. PSHE, underpins the ethos behind our curriculum. Learning how to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. The curriculum provides equal opportunities for all. PSHE, in line with DfE statutory guidance for Relationships, Sex and Health Education, underpins the ethos behind our curriculum. We believe that this benefits our pupils in the following ways:
- Learning how to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- Understanding failure as part of the journey to success
- Being rewarded for academic and personal successes
- Being supported with their next stages in education and feeling prepared for life after school
- Becoming responsible individuals who contribute to community living and the environment
- Achieving to the best of their ability
- Acquiring a wealth of knowledge and experience
- Becoming critical thinkers
- Finding a sense of belonging to the school and its community
- Learning how to cooperate with their peers and respect one another inside and outside the classroom.