At Lane End Primary School we believe in putting children at the centre of their learning journey. We use an enquiry approach to learning that ensures coverage of the EYFS curriculum guidance and the National Curriculum.
The Aims of our Curriculum
Our curriculum reflects the needs and interests of our children.
It is, by its nature, an evolving and flexible curriculum, that provides a progressive development of skills and seeks to build on the prior knowledge and learning of the children at our school.
This approach ensures that all our learners acquire the necessary skills, concepts, knowledge and understanding they need to make excellent progress within school and in the wider world.
We seek to develop opportunities for pupils to become independent, take risks and be curious about the world they live in so that they will all become happy, successful and lifelong learners.
Phonics and Reading Schemes
Here at Lane End, we use a range of resources to help your child learn to read, to understand how words are built for both reading and writing.
We follow a Letters and Sounds approach in the teaching of phonics.The main resources we use to develop reading skills are the Bug Club reading scheme which we supplement with a range of other materials that will support all our children's journey to become readers.
We give our parents lots of additional information on how they can support their children in the use of these materials, and with other wider reading activities at home.
Please don't hesitate to ask at any time if you need more information, help or advice on how to help your child.
What is PSHE?
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
PSHE Curriculum at Lane End
At Lane End Primary School we recognise the importance of children’s personal, social and health development. Our school aims are for all our children to ‘Learn’, ‘Believe’, ‘Aspire’ and ‘Achieve’ and achieve their full potential. School has a significant role to play working alongside parents and the community, in enhancing children’s quality of life and personal growth.
We help each child develop self-esteem and self-awareness, a sense of increasing responsibility, the ability to make informed choices and a framework for a healthy and safe lifestyle. The children have an awareness of the needs of others, of individual differences and a positive attitude towards equal opportunities and life in a multicultural society.
Staff act as role models for pupils and PSHE permeates the ethos of the school. Opportunities are provided for children to assess evidence, make decisions, negotiate, listen, make and deal with relationships and solve problems. Whilst there is a place for direct teaching, the use of audio-visual aids, visits and contributions from visitors, much of the teaching in PSHCE is based on the active involvement of pupils. Teaching methods particularly suited to this kind of approach include games, simulations, circle time, case studies, drama and role plays, problem solving exercises, questionnaires, surveys, open ended questions and sentences, plus group work of various kinds.
At Lane End we follow a scheme of work called ‘You, Me and PSHE’. This scheme strengthens our work in PSHCE and provides a clear and progressive curriculum across Key Stage 1 and 2.
There are seven key strands which are built upon throughout school.
*Sex and relationship education
*Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
*Keeping safe and managing risk
*Mental health and emotional wellbeing
*Physical health and wellbeing
*Identity, society and equality
*Careers, economic wellbeing and financial capability
See the document below for the details of the types of units of work that are covered in Years 1 and 2.
Religious Education (R.E.)
We follow the local authority guidance for the teaching of RE in Leeds schools. Below is the Lane End overview of our RE curriculum, the themes and content covered in each year group.
There is also the Leeds Agreed Syllabus document for reference, as well as the Leeds 'One Minute Guide'.