Curriculum

Our curriculum
At Primrose Lane Primary School, our curriculum is based on the Early Years framework in Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.
Our rigorous, well planned curriculum combined with high quality teaching ensures that children are supported to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a genuine thirst for learning. Children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect for and understanding of people.

Introduction
Our Primrose Lane curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes, not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the various visits and experiences we organise in order to enrich the children’s learning. It also includes the ‘wider’ curriculum – what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.
Through our curriculum framework we want children to become:

  • successful learners who can work and co-operate with others and who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
 

Curriculum Values
At Primrose Lane we strive to enjoy our learning and make it as much fun and as meaningful and relevant as possible. We offer children an excellent education in a safe, calm, creative, inclusive and stimulating environment. Every child is valued as an individual; we aim to nurture well rounded, respectful and confident children who will develop skills for life-long learning. We nurture our children on their journey and encourage them to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously and ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of our school.

Please see Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain for more information about this.

Our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. We value the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth. We organise our curriculum so that we promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community. We are fortunate at Primrose Lane to have a spacious learning environment and extensive and beautiful grounds. This is respected and used by all in school and we aim, through our curriculum, to teach respect for our world, and how we should care for it for future generations, as well as our own.

Values Education
Primrose Lane Primary School is a values-based school. Values are things we believe in that help us to make decisions about how to behave. They are the principles that guide our lives. Some commonly held values include thoughtfulness, trust, love, friendship, courage. There are lots more values and many overlap. We weave the values into our curriculum in order to give a broad range of opportunities for them to be reflected upon and used in the life of the school community. More information on values can be found here.

The Primrose Lane Learner
This is a phrase we’ve introduced and developed so that it is shared and understood by all the staff and pupils in our school. It provides us with a common language of learning and describes the learners that we want to nurture at Primrose Lane. For more information The Primrose Lane Learner click here.

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