School information – Curriculum
At Leverhulme we are developing our curriculum to ensure that all pupils have the knowledge, vocabulary and skills to be confident successful individuals at each stage of their learning. We believe that our whole school community should be resilient, enthusiastic, open and responsible to ensure all are equipped for their life now and in the future.
At Leverhulme our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum which can be found by following the link below.
Children in Early Years Foundation Stage are taught using the Foundation Stage Framework through direct teaching and structured continuous provision. Please see the document below.
Our Religious Education curriculum is based on the Bolton Agreed Syllabus for the teaching of R.E. We give all pupils a rich variety of experiences through which to develop skills, concepts and knowledge in order to help pupils create their own beliefs and values in life. PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and Citizenship help to give our children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and become informed, active and responsible citizens.
All children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and their communities. We encourage our older children to take on more responsibilities around the school such as: School and Eco Council, Prefects and Sport Leaders.
Our children start their phonics learning in the Foundation stage using Letters and Sounds. There is an emphasis throughout school of our children learning the basic skills of reading, writing and maths and daily English and Maths lessons ensure that children have every opportunity to succeed. We predominantly use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme throughout school but this is supplemented by other reading material when appropriate.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covers pupils from birth to five years. This is probably the most important time of your child’s education, which provides a foundation on which to build future learning. At Leverhulme, we have an EYFS Unit which can accommodate children from the age of 2 years. The main aims of the EYFS are:
- Staying safe
- Being healthy
- Enjoying and achieving
- Making a positive contribution
- Achieving economic wellbeing
Our curriculum covers seven areas of learning. Each of these areas is delivered by fully qualified staff through planned and purposeful play. Your child will be learning in a high quality environment which is well equipped and resourced, offering indoor and outdoor provision. In order to achieve successful delivery of the EYFS we aim to:
- Meet the diverse needs of all children
- Work in partnership with parents and other agencies, e.g., school nurse, speech therapists, etc.
- Provide flexible provision, e.g., full time nursery care, breakfast club, after school club
- Constantly think about how we can improve what we offer (quality improvement)
- Letter and Sounds phonics are used to teach the children letter sounds and supports the blending of letters in reading
Staff within the EYFS work together in planning and organising systems in order for the children to receive a safe, enjoyable and challenging learning environment.
For more information see Class Pages.