At Launton CE Primary School we have high aspirations for our pupils, underpinned by our commitment to the school’s Christian values.
We are determined to ensure that every child can realise their full potential, that no child is left behind and that all aspire to be the very best that they can be; our children are capable of achieving what they wish to achieve.
We follow the Government statutory guidance through a creative approach to ensure our curriculum is stimulating and engaging, providing opportunities to develop the skills, dispositions and knowledge that will equip them for life well beyond school.
We assess carefully the impact of our teaching through children’s responses to activities, careful questioning and discussion and the use of standardised tests.
Our children learn from the earliest stages how to take responsibility for their learning and they are involved in planning and decision making in order that they are fully engaged with their learning, know how to move their learning forward and are resilient, reflective resourceful learners now and in the future.
Early years Foundation Stage (4-5years old) Curriculum
Each area of the foundation stage curriculum has equal weighing and children are given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in all of these areas through a wide range of activities and play. Through careful observation and assessment staff are able to move children on in their learning and to also encourage them to participate in identifying the next steps for their learning.
Learning opportunities are developed through:
Play which is structured at times to enable new skills to develop.
Children’s interests noted by staff and suggestions from parents.
Allowing children to make their own decisions and choices.
Providing a range of stimulating resources that children are encouraged to explore freely and through direction from staff.
Incorporating drama and role-play.
Catering for the different learning styles and needs.
Offering very high quality pastoral care so that children feel confident, valued and secure.
Key Stage 1 (5-7years) and Key Stage 2 (7-11years) Curriculum.
We want children to enjoy learning through involvement in a meaningful, purposeful and relevant curriculum that develops lively, enquiring minds and gives children skills for life.
The National Curriculum is used to guide and support teaching and learning at the school.
The National Curriculum includes –
Core Subjects –
Foundation Subjects –
Art and Design
Modern Foreign Language (KS2 only)
Careful planning ensures that these subjects are matched with the age, ability and experience of each child. Computing is used throughout the curriculum, both as a teaching resource and as a tool for recording, collecting and sorting information.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
Have equality of opportunity through the encouragement of positive self-esteem and the provision of an appropriate and differentiated curriculum.
Learn through an active curriculum with involvement in practical and meaningful activities.
Are encouraged to think for themselves and become increasingly independent and responsible for their own learning.
Have opportunities to cooperate and work with others as well as independently.
Experience a curriculum which is differentiated, with continuity and progression maintained as they pass through the school.
Engage in a curriculum linked across subjects, as and when appropriate, through year group and whole school themes.
Have work monitored, highlighting progress and achievements throughout their time at our school and that this is regularly reported to parents.
Reading, Spelling and Phonics
Here is some guidance on the teaching of phonics and reading at school and a glossary of terms which may be helpful. If you have any further questions you can ask a member of the teaching team.