Poulton-le-Sands Curriculum Plan
At Poulton-le-Sands C of E Primary School, we believe deeply in the importance of helping pupils develop as a whole person – happy and ready to take the next steps into their education and lives beyond primary school. We are an inclusive, family school that aims to provide a sanctuary for all our children and be a safe place to learn. Our teaching and learning ensures our Christian values shine through, so that we may continue to be a permanent light within our community. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and gives value to all subject areas – it gives children a range of opportunities, enabling them to develop confidence, independence, creativity, co-operation and self-esteem.
At Poulton-le-Sands C of E Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum guidance. We ensure that over the course of a year, requirements for each year group are delivered. Currently, we use a themed approach through the Lancashire Professional Development Service (LPDS). Where subjects do not fit within a theme, we teach them separately. You can find more information about each topic by clicking on the Curriculum Map. By clicking on the termly newsletters, you are able to see the objectives and the key skills/knowledge that the children will learn during the topic.
Next year (2022 -2023), we hope to develop our curriculum in order to make it bespoke with a focus on mastery. We will be integrating elements of the Morecambe Bay curriculum. Through doing this local approach we can nurture a deeper, richer understanding of and care for Morecambe Bay, through developing the knowledge and skills needed for our children to pursue their dreams and ambitions, making an active contribution to the community.
All children follow the National Curriculum in:
· Physical Education
· Design Technology
In English, we follow the Lancashire units of work, in order to provide rich reading and writing opportunities and outcomes for the children. In maths, we also follow the Lancashire scheme. In PSHE, we use Coram Life Education to provide a whole-school approach to building essential foundations based on the core values of safety, care, achievement, resilience and friendship. For RE, we use the Blackburn Diocesan syllabus which includes teaching Christianity and other faiths.
As a school, we are a hidden jewel in Morecambe and we endeavour to use our unique location. Please notice the 🦈 symbol on our curriculum overview, where we have identified when we can focus on our local area within the curriculum.
We want to provide enrichment to the curriculum and above the expected, in order to give the children the skills and experiences they need in order to thrive in the world. We have made informed choices about what experiences we want to include and how they build over time across the curriculum – these are our lifeboat experiences that “rescue us from the ordinary!” We include both off and on-site experiences in our curriculum and make the most of our locality. Please click the following link to find out more! Lifeboat List.
At Poulton-le-Sands CE Primary School, we are passionate about providing the best curriculum we can for your child which will allow them to develop a thirst and joy for learning together with the confidence to ask questions, learn from their mistakes and achieve their very best.
Please click on the links below to find out more about our Reception curriculum.
Years 1 – Years 6
Please click on the link below to view our Primary Curriculum Overview
Mathematics Overview for Years 1 – 6
Half Termly Newsletter
If you are interested to know in more detail what our children are learning, please view each class’s half termly newsletter.