The curriculum at Lyminge is inspired by our pupils’ curiosity and supports them as they find their place in our community and as global citizens. As children progress through the school, they are encouraged to explore themes and issues of increasing complexity, deepening their understanding of the world around them. In the nurturing environment of our school, we empower pupils to turn our core values of love, trust, perseverance, justice and forgiveness into actions. Pupils’ knowledge and skills are developed through a wide range of relevant real-life learning experiences and interactions.
If you'd like to find out more about our Curriculum, please speak to your child's Class Teacher or a member of SLT.
Spoken language, reading and writing is taught every day in creative ways, with opportunities to apply skills across the curriculum in different contexts.
Reading is a life skill, and we are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers. We believe reading is key for academic success, but at Lyminge, we also strive to nurture a love of reading and help children discover the joy of reading in its own right. As decoding skills are mastered, learning continues to focus on comprehension and vocabulary, ensuring the breadth and depth of reading enables pupils to become independent, fluent and enthusiastic readers who read widely and frequently for pleasure.
Writing is taught through a logical sequence of learning and practising the skills of composition, sentence structure, grammar and spelling, with opportunities to apply these to writing in different genres and contexts and for a range of purposes and audiences.
English Long Term Plans
We strive for our pupils to be able to calculate fluently, reason with confidence and problem solve methodically. Our mastery curriculum has been developed to ensure that every pupil can succeed in mathematics - challenging and supporting children wherever necessary. Our maths curriculum is structured by the White Rose Scheme of learning. Here, we focus on breaking down topics into manageable objectives; building coherence and fluency with each step. Skills are built upon year-on-year and children are encouraged to be proud of, and motivated by, their individual progress. Pupils move from concrete resources to pictorial representations and finally into the numerical abstract, supported through quality modelling; group work and learning as a cohort. Pupils are provided with a broad, balanced, engaging and relevant curriculum. The critical-thinking, questioning and problem-solving skills learners acquire during this time help to prepare them for real life challenges and experiences.
Here at Lyminge, Religious Education holds a central role in our whole school curriculum, exploring concepts that support the children's development to engage fully in life in Modern Britain. It encourages and develops a safe learning environment where children explore personal ideas and beliefs and learn and respect those of others. The Christian faith is an important focus, but together with learning about a wide range of faiths as well.
See below for our Foundation Subject Road Maps and Curriculum Overviews, showing the yearly coverage from the Early Years to Year 6.
EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
In the Foundation Stage, children learn through a variety of activities and experiences, with a strong focus on exploring and investigating. The learning environment is designed to promote collaborative learning, independence and the skills of evaluating their own learning. Children demonstrate understanding of learning across 7 areas: -
3 Prime Areas:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
4 Specific Areas:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design