Curriculum

Covid-19 ‘Catch up’

In June, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government.  Further guidance has now been released (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium) showing that the money is split between a catch-up premium and a national tutoring scheme. The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the …

School Improvement Priorities

On an annual basis,  in collaboration with the governors and other stakeholders, the school reflects on its areas for improvement. Taking into account a variety of sources, three school improvement priorities are identified. These are then approved and progress towards these used as a quality assurance measure by governors throughout the academic year.  The school …

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Curriculum Overview

The Lea curriculum clearly identifies and sets out the main content, skills, knowledge and vocabulary that children should learn during their time at The Lea. In all areas of learning this has been carefully mapped out into logical sequences of learning that maximise children’s learning. This mapping stretches from our Nursery through until the end of …

British Values

The Department for Education states that there is a need for schools to promote fundamental British values.  These are: Rule of law Democracy Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs Mutual respect Individual liberty At The Lea we are continually enriching and developing our curriculum so that it incorporates British values as part of …

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Early Years Curriculum

At The Lea, we are continually striving to be at the forefront of new initiatives in education and are guided by the latest advice and best practice. With that in mind, last year we decided to become an early adopter school for the new Early Years curriculum –  following the new Early Years Foundation Stage …

Forest School

See our Forest School page for more information on how it helps participants to become, healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.

Remote Learning

Parent Survey 2021/22: “We are delighted with the school, particularly during the period of remote learning during the school closure. Our children are making excellent progress, both academically and socially.” Our school curriculum is understanding of the fact that learning happens in stages, at different paces, and at The Lea each child is enabled and …

Basic Skills

At The Lea, we understand that for our curriculum to be successfully implemented and for children to achieve to their highest potential, the foundations of learning have to be secure.  These foundations we consider to be the “basic skills” that lead to successful learning. There is a huge focus on these skills in Early Years and …

Phonics

At The Lea, we recognise the fundamental importance of reading for a child’s academic achievement, access to the curriculum, wellbeing and success later in life. We prioritise reading, the importance of language and vocabulary and the love of stories and books in our school. It is our mission to ensure that every child at The …

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Reading

At The Lea, we recognise the fundamental importance of reading for a child’s academic achievement, access to the curriculum, wellbeing and success later in life. We prioritise reading, the importance of language and vocabulary and the love of stories and books in our school. It is our mission to ensure that every child at The …

Writing

The National Curriculum for English states that all children should leave primary school able to, “write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.” At The Lea, we have organised our English curriculum to ensure that pupils have every opportunity of achieving this. Our …

Maths

The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils: become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, …

Science

The National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils: develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics; develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them; are …

Computing

The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils: can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems can evaluate and apply …

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Art & Design

The National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils: produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design know about great artists, craft makers …

Design & Technology

The National Curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils: develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products …

Geography

The National Curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils: develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes understand the processes that give rise to key …

History

The National Curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils: know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world know and understand significant …

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Languages

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils: understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation …

Physical Education

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils: develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities are physically active for sustained periods of time engage in competitive sports and activities lead healthy, active lives At The Lea, we have a genuine commitment to encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Our …

Music

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils: perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with …

PSHE and RSE

Personal Social Health Education (PSHE), aims to give all the children at The Lea the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. PSHE is delivered implicitly as well as explicitly, through many areas of school life. These include participation in assemblies, class circle time and buddy or mentoring schemes. PSHE is …

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Religious Education

Our school welcomes families of all faiths and families with no faith, and this is reflected in the learning conducted in our RE lessons. Children study religious education and world views in our school using the Hertfordshire syllabus. We have adapted the syllabus to ensure progression, to provide a pathway for children to learn about …