Please see curriculum information below
Our vision was pivotal in the development of our curriculum. ‘Joy to the World’ demonstrates that we recognise our own geographical context and use that top look outwards to communities both near and far. Singing is one of our special ways of coming together as a community, hence the biblical and musical reference.
Our school values, agreed by all of our stakeholders, underpin our curriculum. Developing a sense of community and showing care and respect of our planet through stewardship and really important to us. We are fortunate to be located in a beautiful, rural setting, so take the opportunity to teach pupils the need to look after it so that it is there to be enjoyed by generations to follow. Having a joy of learning and an appreciation of the uniqueness of everyone as an individual is also a key principle in our beliefs.
Through our curriculum, we aim to develop:
- We enable pupils to experience success through careful differentiation and scaffolding, so that they develop confidence and self-belief. We aim to develop aspirations in our pupils to value where they come from but to have an understanding and appreciation of what lies beyond their immediate environment.
- We provide opportunities to develop responsibility and leadership qualities – school council, prayer council, eco council, commonwealth council to develop leadership skills
- There are animals in most classes. This enables pupils to show care, kindness, responsibility and respect.
- We plan our visits carefully to be fun but challenging. Y6 have a residential in Llanrug, Snowdonia.
- We encourage pupils to take risks and make mistakes.
- Our Child and Family Support Worker is there to work with and support all families and pupils.
- Our PSHE, ‘Jigsaw’ is firmly embedded.
- We provide regular Forest school and outdoor learning sessions.
- We arrange visits from key workers: police, fire, doctors etc.
- We aim for our pupils to experience success every day.
- We are a truly inclusive school and actively celebrate the uniqueness of everyone.
- We have an extensive wider curriculum offer, including clubs, visits and visitors.
- We teach that generosity can be given in many ways. We actively support a range of charities.
- We regularly celebrate achievement, both through formal assemblies with certificates and stickers but also informally by knowing our pupils well and taking an interest in what they do outside of school.
- We promote a love of reading – it is high profile on our timetables and in displays around school.
- We celebrate work and achievements regularly, through weekly newsletters, on social media and on our school website.
- Involvement in sporting competitions and musical performances are really important to us. Despite being a small school, we have achieved great success in a range of sporting competitions, including indoor rowing, cross country and benchball. Our choir performs each year at Young Voices and we take part in the Brass Blast concert.
- Diversity and cultural awareness are woven into curriculum (role models, books, topics)
- Understanding Christianity and Emmanuel Project are used to give a well-rounded understanding of Christianity and other world religions.
- We run a diversity project, including special assemblies and workshops to raise awareness and understanding of other faiths.
- We support international charities – Educaid Africa and Sri Lanka Round Table.
- We are Stonewall champions and celebrate diversity.
- All Y4 pupils have Djembe drumming lessons throughout the year.
- We have many special, cultural assemblies – Harvest, Remembrance, Carol concert, Holy Week.
Care & Play is Lady K’s pre-school and before/after school club provision.
Set in the grounds of the school, this stand-alone unit has its own dedicated team and resources including a secure garden.
Pre-school provision is available for age 2 upwards and according to Ofsted (2019) “The early years is a strength of the school. Children get off to a flying start in the provision for two-year-olds.”
A selection of comments from parents/children following a recent Care and Play questionnaire: “Care and Play is an amazing provision. You provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment both physically and mentally for my child.” “It is just a fantastic place, nothing but highly thought of, testament of the staff.” “Atmosphere is great and the children and parents are happy.” “Warm and friendly.”
Some parent comments following our Graduation Morning on 10th July: “We had a lovely morning at the graduation event. It’s so nice to see how well the children have come on throughout their time at Care and Play”. “Such a wonderful setting where they are all nurtured”. “Thank you for all the effort that was put into a very special day”.
In Nursery, we pride ourselves on offering a fun, stimulating and caring environment.
We encourage and promote active learning through all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts.
At Lady Katherine Leveson C of E Primary School, we do not make a distinction between work and play. Children learn through planned play activities and staff will decide when child-initiated or adult-led play activities would provide the most effective learning opportunities. We provide stimulating and challenging learning activities that promote independence. Each child’s knowledge, skills and enjoyment in all areas of the curriculum are developed whilst building on prior learning.
Miss Welland (Teacher)
Mrs Tonks (Learning Support)
Welcome to Year 3. We are all so pleased to be back at school with our friends and getting stuck into our learning. In our class we are WILD about reading, and we think books are roarsome!!
We need our reading books (and diaries) in school every day.
Miss Miss Gaywood (Y3 Teacher)
Mrs Heger (Learning Support)
Welcome to Year 6! We are all so excited about the year ahead. We know that we have a lot of work to do; however will also know that with the support of our parents and the hard work and determination of our wonderful children, anything is possible. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations and your journey through year 6 will be no different. Believe;strive;achieve!
Mrs Anderson (Y6 Teacher)
Mrs Williams (Y6 Teacher)
Mrs Marwaha (Learning Support)
Mrs Angell-Owen (Learning Support)