We strive to create a broad and balanced curriculum, which aims to motivate and enthuse all children.  At Larks Hill the curriculum is cross curricular in its approach and links subjects together to ensure that pupils steadily develop key knowledge and understanding. Strong emphasis is placed on the development of basic, non negotiable skills in English, Mathematics and Computing.  This prepares pupils for each stage in their education and their future lives.  All pupils including KS1 and EYFS have weekly French lessons and they are rightly proud of their achievements in art, design, music and computing. The curriculum is enhanced by visitors to the school, concerts, performances and visits out of school, including residentials.  Personal, social, moral and spiritual development lies at the heart of everything we do.

Our teaching staff all have responsibility for curriculum subject areas and as such review and maintain the curriculum policies, action plans and manage the development of their subject.  On a rolling programme they attend Governing Body meetings where they present to Governors on how their subject area is taught and managed within school.  Please see the Governors’ page for example of some of the presentations delivered over recent years.

In September 2014, the government introduced a new curriculum (although Year 2 and Year 6 will still be following the old curriculum for this year). At Larks Hill, we are hoping to move to a topic based curriculum in the near future but as you can appreciate, this is no small feat. More information on this will be available soon.

In the meantime, please find available to download our long term curriculum maps for Key Stage 2, for this year. Key Stage 1 information will follow shortly. We hope these documents answer any questions you may have but if you would like any additional information, please get in touch.

Year 3 Year 5
Year 4 Year 6

A free guide to the new National Curriculum has been published by Rising Stars. Download your copy here:
Parents Complete Guide

Please see relevant year group pages on the ‘Virtual Classrooms’ tab for black and white versions, more suitable for printing.


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