At Lubbins Park Primary Academy and Nursery, our school curriculum encompasses all the learning and experiences to develop the whole child. It is underpinned by the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 2014 and the Early Years Foundation Stage framework 2018, together with the Chris Quigley assessment framework.
Our creative, topic-based curriculum has been sculpted by our team, to ensure it is has the children’s interests and needs at the heart of it. In line with the Chris Quigley framework, we focus on the breadth (purpose), imagination and depth of the learning experience for all of our children. Topics have been carefully selected to engage the children and to promote our key values: Team work, Perseverance, Compassion and Independence. This is because we recognise that high academic standards are rooted in good attitudes to learning.
At the start of each topic, a ‘hook day’ is planned for, to enthuse the children. Some very successful examples of these have been Portals to the Past for Year 3’s Roman topic, Japanese Day for Year 6’s Japan Topic and a beach clean-up for Year 4’s Plastic Pollution topic.
From then on, a weekly outcome ties the learning together of the foundation and core subjects together, making our curriculum truly cross-curricular.
Our curriculum promotes personal development, which in turn leads to learners that develop a Growth Mindset: willing to push themselves, work hard, try new things, understand others, not give up, improve, concentrate and imagine.