Here you will find our curriculum vision and curriculum maps.
We believe Newtown Linford Primary School should have a curriculum which reflects the unique local area and captures the interests of our children.
“Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or could not learn.”
Sir Winston Churchill
When approaching teaching, staff proactively identify tasks that will engage children, so they are active participants in their learning. Lessons across a half term or term are often linked through an overarching topic, selected based on what we know will engage our children – with topics frequently relating to our unique local area or an age-relevant theme. Pupils’ learning is also enhanced through special days, visits or visitors, and children are given further opportunities to become engaged in learning through other activities, such as enrichment, forest school or cluster events.
The standards of education are extremely high at Newtown Linford and this is reflected within our curriculum and the quality of teaching.
“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and diligence.”
We value the academic nature of all areas of the National Curriculum. Our curriculum ensures that children leave primary school with the breadth of knowledge and skills they need, to achieve in the next steps of their educational lives. Teachers have a clear understanding of the key knowledge and skills that will be learned in each term, with learning and assessment based on these. Throughout the school, children have the opportunities to complete this learning in a recursive and systematic manner, in order to embed learning into their long-term memory.
Learning is an adventure at Newtown Linford.
“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.”
Our curriculum is designed creatively by teachers, so that we achieve an effective balance between knowledge and skills, making sure both are deeply learnt. As a team, we maintain an up to date knowledge of the different subjects and teaching approaches so we can be innovative; teachers are actively encouraged to explore topics in a new and an original manner. We identify where we can make purposeful links between subjects that will enhance the learning in each.
English Long Term Planning
Mathematics Long Term Planning
At Newtown Linford we follow mixed age long term planning developed by the White Rose Hub. This can be found here –
Curriculum Overviews for Foundation Subjects and Science
Synopsis of Reading and Phonics
If you would like further information about our curriculum, please contact the school office and they will arrange for you to speak with the relevant staff member.