Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Vision At Longlands, our curriculum focuses on educating the whole child. We equip children with the skills, knowledge, concepts and values to prepare them for now and life beyond primary school. By providing our children with a rich, exciting and diverse curriculum, which nurtures their social, emotional, physical and creative development, we ensure they …

Foundation Stage

English

At Longlands we follow the National Curriculum for English which aims to raise standards of reading, writing and the spoken language for all children. We also follow a structured programme of phonics called ‘Letters and Sounds’ and include Guided Reading to teach reading techniques, in Key Stage Two we use a programme called Accelerated Reader …

Maths

Each class will take part in a daily mathematics lesson per day. Each session will be planned from the Herts Essential planning materials and will focus on one of the following strands: Number and Place Value Number – Addition, subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Number- Fractions Measurement Geometry – properties of shape and position and direction …

Science

Science is one of the core subjects in the National Curriculum and involves children learning through practical experience. As a result of this they will develop both their knowledge and understanding of the area being explored and improve their skills of investigation, observation, recording and co-operation. Scientific language is introduced and used as appropriate. Children …

Art & Design

Art is about developing children’s creative ability using a wide range of media and materials. Children will experience drawing, painting, printing, collage, and 3-dimensional work, as well as being introduced to the rich culture of art by looking at the work of other artists. Within these areas children will be introduced to the elements of …

Computing

At Longlands, we currently follow the latest version of the HfL Computing curriculum, supplied by Herts for Learning. The HfL Computing curriculum is separated into a number of different topics and subjects, all of which are aimed to help the children learn age specific skills and complete tasks and lessons related to those skills. These …

Design & Technology

Design and Technology is concerned with how things work and also how they look. In Design and Technology children are required to research and develop, investigate and analyse and apply understanding of computing to programme, monitor and control their products. They will work with a range of materials, which include paper, card, wood, fabric, construction …

Geography

Geography is the study of places, the human and the physical processes which shape them, and the people that live in them. In the Foundation Stage and KS1 children are taught to: develop their knowledge about the world by being taught to name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans. develop their knowledge …

History

The aim of history teaching is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past and their impact on how we live today. We endeavour to teach children a sense of chronology, through a wide range of activities that include visitors to the school, drama, music and …

Languages

At Longlands pupils start learning French in Key Stage Two. We base our teaching around the Language Angels scheme of learning to ensure our children are provided with a content rich, varied and engaging French Curriculum.

Music

At Longlands, we use the Charanga scheme of work as a basis to delivering a progressive and immersive music curriculum. Children follow a pattern of study based around a particular style of music, that begins with listen and respond activities, followed by vocals and culminates in using tuned instruments to learn the melody.

Physical Education

Physical Education is a compulsory National Curriculum subject. All classes have timetabled sessions of physical education each week. Please refer to the uniform list for the P.E. kit. The teaching of physical education is about developing children’s enjoyment, confidence, skills and fitness. It is a practical subject which aims to give all children opportunities for …

Jigsaw PSHE

PSHE

Longlands Primary School uses the Jigsaw scheme which is a comprehensive PSHE Education programme for the whole primary school from Reception through to Year 6. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach with all year groups working on the same theme …

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Religious Education

At Longlands, we follow the Herts SACRE Agreed Syllabus 2017-2022 which reflects the fact that the religious traditions of Great Britain are, in the main, Christian, whilst taking into account the teaching and practices of the other main religions represented in Great Britain. Religious Education is directly concerned with exploring and responding to religion. Children …