The EYFS Curriculum
Children in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. It is divided into 7 areas of learning and children are assessed against these:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The following booklet provides further information for parents/carers.
The National Curriculum
Children in Years 1 – 6 study the National Curriculum. Subjects are most often combined into topics to aid understanding and make learning relevant and exciting.
The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age in maintained schools. Although Lewannick School is an academy, we have chosen to use this curriculum. For each subject and each Key Stage, programmes of study set out what pupils should be taught in which year group.
Please follow the link below to read the national curriculum document:
At Lewannick School we very much believe that children should be at the centre of their learning and should have the overall say in what they would like to learn. This year, we have handed the topic choice over to the children. Just before the start of every new half term, the children will be asked ‘What would you like to learn about?’. The class teacher will then take their ideas into consideration and fit them around the curriculum. All topics will ensure that teachers are making reading, writing and maths paramount.
Each topic is planned using progression sheets, which show the skills the children will learn throughout the half term. The progression across the school will be monitored to make sure each year group is challenged and the curriculum meets the needs of all children.
The following documents lay out and explain the expectations for children, in each year group, in each subject.
The following documents provide further information in the areas of Reading, Writing and Maths.
Further detailed information about children’s learning and the curriculum they are studying is available in each class’s web area.
Curriculum Topics and Surveys
The children take ownership of their own learning. They are asked at the beginning of the term what they would like to learn about.
For example, last year in Autumn Term 1 2015, pupils chose these topics:
Foxes – Ourselves
Hawks – Drawing Me
Kilmar – Deadly 60
Trewortha – Fitness Freaks
Once the topic has been completed, the children are asked for their thoughts about what they have learnt. This is done by means of a questionnaire, which is given to all the children:
to appear shortly…
Here are the key findings for Kilmar and Trewortha classes for Autumn Term 1 2015:
Please find below the links to the power point presentations for our curruiculum events:
Curriculum Event 3 – Maths
Click on the following link to view the Grammar Glossary:
Please see the following document for more information about assessment:
Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 National Curriculum SATs tests
Please click on the following link for further information on the 2016 SATs for KS1 and KS2: