Subjects

Art & Design

We believe that art and design knowledge and skills are crucial in providing children with the tools to explore how global issues and themes such as identity, shared humanity, difference, diversity, conflict and justice are represented in art. We hope to develop their ability to recognise different perspectives, ideas, beliefs and values. In addition to our children using art and design to represent their own ideas as global citizens, we will provide them with opportunities to learn about, and from, different cultures through handling images and artefacts.

Our curriculum intent for art and design encompasses our six core values. By the time they leave Lawn, our children should have respect for different cultures and empathise with differing perspectives on the world. Using their own initiative they will be able to use art to represent their own ideas and demonstrate integrity in the outcomes they produce. When producing artwork inspired by different cultures they will ensure that their representations present a responsible and respectful reflection. Through engaging in collective art projects they will gain an understanding of the benefits of teamwork.

Our intent is to engage our children with the global issues by using art to support cross-curricular topics which also incorporate the knowledge and skills from the National Curriculum.

Art Progression Map

Computing

We believe that computational knowledge and skills are fundamental in ensuring that our children are prepared for the ever-growing technological world in which we live. It is absolutely essential that our children are taught to develop computational thinking, applications and creativity to understand and solve real-world problems.

They are encouraged to consider impacts of ICT on individuals, communities and society, including the social, economic and ethical implications of access to and use of ICT (for example, impacts on globalisation, poverty, inequality, democracy, diversity and conflict).

Through using real-life data our children will be able to use real-world data on global issues for data logging, data handling, data modelling and control.

Thus, our curriculum intent for the subject computing embraces our six core values. Our children have a responsibility, through use of the Purple Mash scheme, to push and challenge themselves. Our curriculum promotes real-life context allowing children to have a respect for where they will need their computing skills as they grow into an ever-growing technological world. Moreover, through using real-life data, they will empathise with people across the world who are affected socially and economically. Our children are encouraged to self-challenge and use their initiative and resilience to solve problems and are expected to demonstrate integrity in the outcomes that they produce in order to explain and showcase their learning. They will embrace the importance of teamwork to collectively solve problems.

Our intent is to engage our children with these big ideas through use of the Purple Mash scheme, which applies the knowledge and skills from the National Curriculum. Also, our intent is to encompass computing within other STEM subjects through global citizenship projects.

Computing Progression Map

Design & Technology

We believe that Design and Technology knowledge and skills are crucial in providing children with the tools to be able to question and explore the impacts of Design and Technology on the world and on quality of life. It allows them to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

Our children are encouraged to analyse ethical and sustainability issues in food systems, and social, economic, environmental and political factors affecting nutrition. As well as understanding and applying the principles of nutrition, children are taught how to cook.

Therefore, our curriculum intent for Design and Technology embraces our six core values. Our children have a responsibility to push and challenge global issues around sustainability and well as a responsibility to practice Design and Technology safely. Our curriculum promotes real-life context allowing children to have a respect for where they will need their Design and Technology skills as they grow into an ever-growing technological world. Moreover, through an enhanced knowledge of social, economic, environmental and political factors around food and food production they will empathise with people across the world who are affected socially and economically. Our children are encouraged to self-challenge and use their initiative and resilience to solve problems and are expected to demonstrate integrity in the outcomes that they produce in order to explain and showcase their learning. They will embrace the importance of teamwork to evaluate their products and support each other to improve.

Our intent is to engage our children with these big ideas through use of the National Curriculum. Also, our intent is to encompass Design and Technology within other STEM subjects in order to develop children’s knowledge and skills more holistically.

Design Technology Progression Map

English

At Lawn, we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion whilst supporting children’s exploration and understanding of the world around them. Our aim for our children is that by the time they leave Lawn they will be avid readers, children who read fluently and widely and who are able to express preferences and opinions through rich and meaningful discussions about the texts that they read. As children move through our school, class discussions in English lessons will help children to develop empathy, communication skills and the ability to argue effectively, considering insights into issues common to the personal and global spheres, such as prejudice and conflict. We will provide opportunities to use exploration of global issues as real-life contexts for developing core skills (for example, persuasive writing and spoken language). We want them to read for pleasure; having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about the world we live in. We want Lawn children to write with confidence and accuracy for a variety of purposes and audiences whilst developing their own individual flair. Through text, children will explore values, beliefs and experiences of different groups of people from a range of cultures and traditions. We want our children to be able to write with grammatical accuracy and be able to apply spelling patterns correctly using our neat handwriting style. We aim to expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary so that they able to decipher new words and then use them when speaking both informally and formally. We also aim for our children to apply all of these English skills to all areas of the curriculum.

Our curriculum intent for English encompasses our six core values. We want Lawn children to be confident readers and writers, with the initiative to explore and use a varied vocabulary. Lawn children will become the global citizens of the future and will learn to use the power of language with responsibility and respect. The knowledge they receive through books will enable Lawn children to empathise with others in different situations around the world. They will view teamwork as a critical skill, as something that can happen at many levels; beginning with the classroom setting and later within their daily, future, working lives. They will always demonstrate integrity, respect and empathy towards others beliefs, cultures and traditions.

At Lawn, our intent is to engage our children to become confident and accurate readers and writers by incorporating the knowledge, skills and understanding from the National Curriculum (2014) and as outlined in our Progression Maps for reading and writing. At the heart of English, Lawn teachers know that text choice is paramount. High quality texts produce high quality outcomes, and as an Outstanding school this is where our expectation lies.

Geography

We believe that geographical knowledge and skills are crucial in providing children with the tools to be able to question, investigate and critically engage with issues affecting people’s lives throughout the world. We hope to develop their understanding of global interconnectedness, interdependence and sustainable development. Important issues, such as the world climate crisis, will be taught sequentially, in different contexts, throughout our children’s time at Lawn. This will prepare them for being successful global citizens with a deep understanding of how their actions can make a difference to the future of our planet. We will engage them with real-world issues and data to support core geographical skills. Our geography curriculum will also address diversity and identity issues through the investigation of differences and similarities between people, places, environments and cultures. This will be explored through the exploration of different values and attitudes in relation to social, environmental, economic and political questions.

Hence, our curriculum intent for geography encompasses our six core values. By the time they leave Lawn, our children should feel a responsibility and have respect for their planet and the people who live on it. They will empathise with people across the world who are affected socially and economically by the geography of where they live and the environmental challenges they face. They will have the confidence and creativity to use their initiative and come up with possible solutions to some of these issues. They will regard teamwork between all people of the world as essential to its sustainability and demonstrate integrity in the outcomes they produce to showcase their learning.

Our intent is to engage our children with these big ideas and global issues through challenging cross-curricular topics which also incorporate the knowledge and skills from the National Curriculum as outlined below:

Geography Progression Map

History

We believe that historical knowledge and skills are crucial in providing children with the tools to be able to question and investigate the past and how it has influenced and affected their lives today. As global citizens, children will explore differences and similarities between events, people, places, cultures and environments through time, and the interconnectedness and interdependence of our world’s history. They will consider questions of power and privilege, and critically think about reasons why history is interpreted in different ways. This will enable them to consider the significance of individual and collective action and questions of civic and social responsibility. Our curriculum will allow children to explore themes such as inequality, prejudice, conflict and oppression, relating historical examples to contemporary events and experiences.

Our curriculum intent for history encompasses our six core values allowing children to become historians by reflecting on historical knowledge to understand other contexts. Building resilience in the search for evidence to make historical claims. Reading and analysing evidence from a range of sources. Using historical vocabulary to engage in quality dialogue. Respecting and celebrating the history of all cultures. Knowing & remembering significant facts from history and being curious and asking questions about the past

Our intent is to engage our children with these historical periods and how these have affected the society we live in today through challenging cross-curricular topics which also incorporate the knowledge and skills from the National Curriculum as outlined below:

History Progression Map

Mathematics

We believe that Mathematical knowledge and skills are essential in allowing children to explore patterns and formulate ideas about the world. Our maths’ curriculum aspires to provide our children with a deep understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics, which will allow our learners to apply their skills in real-life context so they can think critically about world issues and to develop an awareness of the impact our own actions can have on others. Through using real-life data our children will be able to develop critical thinking around use, presentation and manipulation of data across a breadth of global issues, including: social justice and equity, sustainable development and power and governance. Furthermore, the learners will develop their understanding of diversity and identify by providing them with opportunities to consider the influence of different cultures on mathematics.

Therefore, our curriculum intent for maths subjects embraces our six core values. By the time that they leave Lawn, our children will have had seven years of a maths curriculum that encourages them to think deeply about mathematics. Our children have a responsibility, through use of the White Rose scheme, to push and challenge themselves. Our curriculum promotes real-life context allowing children to have a respect for where they will need their mathematics as they grow into an ever-growing mathematical world. Moreover, through using real-life data, they will empathise with people across the world who are affected socially and economically. Our children are encouraged to self-challenge and use their initiative and resilience to solve problems and are expected to demonstrate integrity in the outcomes that they produce in order to explain and showcase their learning. They will embrace the importance of teamwork to collectively solve problems.

Our intent is to engage our children with these big ideas through use of the White Rose scheme, which applies the knowledge and skills from the National Curriculum. Also, our intent is to encompass maths within other STEM subjects through global citizenship projects.

Modern Foreign Languages

We believe that Modern Foreign Languages gives children the opportunity to explore issues of identity and diversity by considering similarities and differences between peoples, places, cultures and languages. MFL will provide opportunities to explore global issues while developing reading, writing and spoken language skills.

We hope to develop awareness of global interconnectedness as languages are continually evolving and borrowing from each other (making links to our teaching of spelling too). This will help children to develop knowledge and appreciation of different cultures and prepare them for being global citizens.

Through MFL children will have the chance to explore diverse national and regional contexts in which languages are spoken across different continents, for example Spanish being spoken in Latin America as well as in Spain.

Our curriculum intent for MFL encompasses our six core values. By the time they leave Lawn, our children will appreciate and have respect for speakers of different languages around the world and in the UK, helping to develop children’s empathy for others. They will feel a responsibility to engage in language learning so that they can better reach out to others and show curiosity towards different languages. They will be able to use their initiative in classroom and real-world contexts where their language skills can be applied, for example by asking questions and providing information. They will see that communication with others relies upon the skills of teamwork, for instance give and take in a conversation. Our MFL lessons will instil the value of integrity through encouraging children to acknowledge the learning journey that learning a language entails, including gradually building confidence and learning from our mistakes, but above all always having a go.

We will use the Language Angels units and website to support our teaching of MFL, ensuring coverage of knowledge and skills from the National Curriculum. We will make relevant links between MFL units and cross-curricular topics where possible and highlight connections in Geography where a Spanish speaking country or region is the focus.

MFL Progression Map

Music

We believe that musical knowledge and skills are crucial in providing children with the tools to express identity, belonging and feelings in their personal lives. During their time at Lawn we will encourage children to consider how music is used to protest at social injustice and to promote visions of possible change. Our music curriculum will enable our children to develop an appreciation of diversity and global interconnectedness, through exploring the fusion and cross fertilisation of various music traditions and the common elements in different music traditions.

Our curriculum intent for music encompasses our six Lawn values. By the time our children are ready to leave Lawn, they should be able to empathise with people across the world who are affect by social injustice and with the music of different traditions and nations, having a greater understanding of where this music comes from. They will have the confidence and creativity and use their initiative to compose their own music using the knowledge and skills they have been taught though the curriculum. They will embrace teamwork and all that this can offer in relation to listening to and creating music, the togetherness that music can provide. Our children should feel a responsibility and learn to respect the power and global diversity of music and how it can be used to unite everyone from all backgrounds. Our children will show integrity in the music they compose, in the way they appraise music they hear and the other outcomes they produce.

Our intent is to engage our children with these global issues through the use of the Charanga Music scheme, in addition to Sing Up and other available resources. The topics covered will be challenging and will incorporate the knowledge and skills from the National Curriculum.

Music Progression Map

Physical Education

Here at Lawn, we believe that our PE curriculum should be one that is ambitious for all. We think that it is important that the children develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes that learners need in order to become lifelong lovers of being active and better citizens in the world. Our curriculum promotes self - challenge and assesses on learning behaviours, rather than sporting ability. This will prepare them for being successful global citizens with a deep understanding of personal, social, cognitive and creative skills. This is developed through a progression of skills documents so that the children are continually building on these skills as they move through the school.

In addition to this, children are encouraged to be ambitious in their learning, embrace success and failure, praise for positive behaviours, celebrate and review progress, coach and support others and show control in their choices through our learning nutrition progression tool. This tool is key in creating abundant opportunities for children to internalise these learning behaviours and make them habitual.

Our six core values are fully embedded within the PE curriculum at Lawn. Within the learning behaviours, children are expected to work together collaboratively, demonstrating teamwork. They are encouraged to give critical feedback which focuses on their ability to have respect and empathy towards one another. They are expected to show initiative and creativity within their movement and skills development, enabling them to become free and confident thinkers. Within PE, children have a responsibility to keep themselves and those around them safe and demonstrate integrity in the outcomes they produce to showcase their learning.

Our intent is to engage our children and ensure that they all have a lifelong love for being active. We encourage self-challenge and develop children’s learning behaviours and fundamental movement skills in order to develop the children holistically and prepare them to be well rounded citizens.

For more information on the 'Real P.E' curriculum that we follow, and the personal, social, cognitive, and creative skills that form the basis of what we do, please follow the link below:
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PE Plan 2021-22 revised due to COVID

PE Sports Premium 2021-22

Real PE Progression Map

Fundamental Movement Skills Progression Map

Phonics & Spelling

We believe that English is fundamental, not only to personal and social development, but also to our ability to understand, evaluate, dissect and disseminate knowledge and, consequently, our ability to communicate effectively in society. This enables us to develop empathy, communication skills and the ability to understand issues common to the personal and global spheres, such as prejudice and conflict. At Lawn Primary School, we recognise the importance of phonological decoding and segmenting as one of a number of strategies to develop early reading and writing skills. When combined with reading dialogue, the promotion of reading for pleasure, and the importance of correct spelling, children can apply these skills to tackle unfamiliar texts and to express themselves accurately in written form, thus becoming more independent readers and writers. They will then have access to the ability to explore global issues in real-life contexts whilst developing their core skills.

Hence, our curriculum intent for phonics and spellings encompasses our six core values. We want our children to leave Lawn as confident readers and writers, with a rich vocabulary and the confidence to use their initiative to use and explore it. This vocabulary will provide them with the ability to express themselves clearly, accurately and effectively, whether at home, school or in the workplace. These skills will ensure our children feel a responsibility and have respect for their planet and the people who live on it. They will be able to engage with a variety of different media, engaging critically with it in order to empathise with people around the world as they explore representations of peoples and places and how the English language has dominated other languages. They will view teamwork as something that can happen at many levels, demonstrating integrity, respect and empathy as they explore values, beliefs and experiences of different groups of people by drawing on texts and thinking from a range of cultures and traditions.

At Lawn Primary School, our intent is to engage our children to become confident and accurate readers and writers by incorporating the knowledge, skills and understanding from the National Curriculum (2014) and as outlined in our Progression Map for Phonics and Spellings, which details the strategies and methods adopted by Lawn to ensure that our programme is tailored to the needs of our children at the different stages of their schooling. At the core of this Progression Map is the use of Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) in EYFS and KS1, which is then built upon in KS2 with the introduction of spelling rules.

PSHE

At Lawn Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) teaches and enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to develop their understanding and appreciation of moral, social and cultural issues which are vital elements of the ever-changing society they are a part of. We provide our children with rich opportunities to learn about and immerse themselves in issues of diversity, equality and identity.

We feel it is crucial that children are exposed to PSHE in both discrete and cross-curricular learning. Our aim in doing this is to promote critical thinking skills through discussion of key global issues such as: climate change, war and human rights. Providing a safe space for the children enables them to feel confident in discussing and challenging current, relevant social issues.

Our curriculum intent for PSHE is based upon our six core values within school. On leaving Lawn, all children will be able to empathise with others to allow them to have both, appreciation and respect for those from different socio-economic backgrounds, cultures and religions. They will feel a moral and social responsibility towards others and our planet allowing them to become valuable stakeholders within the global community. Children will develop the confidence to use their own initiative to help solve the societal and global issues and maintain integrity in doing so. By working together, all children will appreciate the importance of teamwork and the benefits this possesses.

Our aim is to nurture and develop well-rounded individuals who feel confident in tackling the big ideas and global issues they may face in their lives. We will do this by delivering a high-quality PSHE scheme in line with National Curriculum objectives as well as demonstrating Quality First Teaching in a cross-curricular approach.

PSHE Progression Map

Religious Education

We believe that knowledge and understanding of Religion is crucial in providing children with the tools to be able to question, investigate and critically engage with issues affecting people’s lives throughout the world.

We hope to develop their understanding of the world around them, recognising and accepting different viewpoints and beliefs, making them tolerant and open-minded. Varying beliefs and viewpoints (focusing on the main religions of the world but also including non-religious viewpoints) will be taught throughout our children’s time at Lawn, building on their knowledge and understanding, as their understanding of the world around them expands. This will prepare them for being successful global citizens with a deep understanding of where they fit in the world and how to co-exist with people who have different views to themselves. By its nature, our RE curriculum will address diversity and identity issues through the investigation of differences and similarities between people, places, cultures and beliefs. Our children will develop a sense of identity, value diversity and respect all people and the world around them.

Our curriculum intent for RE encompasses our six core values. By the time they leave Lawn, our children should feel a responsibility to understand, accept and respect people of all religions and viewpoints. They will empathise with all people, regardless of differences in beliefs and viewpoints. They will regard teamwork between all people as essential for a tolerant and respectful world. They will use their initiative to foster acceptance of and co-existence with others, regardless of beliefs and viewpoints. They will demonstrate integrity, standing up for their own beliefs and the beliefs of others if faced with disrespect and a lack of tolerance.

RE explores big questions about life, in order to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion and worldviews, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. This is done through the teaching of the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020-2025.

Religious Education Progression Map

Rights Respecting School

We believe that being a Rights Respecting School enables our children at Lawn to be global citizens and supports our six core values of: responsibility, respect, initiative, integrity, teamwork and empathy.

Our children become Rights Respecting by engaging with the three strands:
• Strand A – Teaching and Learning About Rights
• Strand B – Teaching and Learning Through Rights – Ethos and Relationships
• Strand C – Teaching and Learning For Rights – Participation, Empowerment and Action

By learning about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) our children use this shared understanding to work for improved child wellbeing, school improvement, global justice and sustainable living.

Actions and decisions affecting our children are rooted in, reviewed and resolved through rights. Children, young people and adults collaborate to develop and maintain a school community based on equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation; this includes learning and teaching in a way that respects the rights of both educators and learners and promotes wellbeing.

At Lawn, children are empowered to enjoy and exercise their rights and to promote the rights of others locally and globally.

Science

We consider that scientific knowledge and skills are essential in providing children with a deep understanding of the world and how to be better global citizens.

Through a global citizenship approach, learners make connections between the local and the global and share their learning with others as they consider vital questions about global challenges such as:

How can science help to provide nutritious food for all and ensure a plentiful supply of clean water?

What contribution can science make towards tackling the causes and effects of disease?

How can science help to address the challenges of climate change?

There are many benefits to learning science in this way:
• It increases interest and enjoyment in science lessons.
• It deepens understanding of scientific concepts by applying them to real-life contexts.
• It develops skills in aspects of working scientifically, such as data analysis and evaluation.
• It provides opportunities to consider the contributions to science from other cultures and to use scientific knowledge when making decisions about the applications of science.

Within Science, we want our children to be curious and to question what happen arounds them through an enquiry- based curriculum. Our children pose questions that they then explore and investigate in order to analyse.

Therefore, our curriculum intent Science embraces our six core values.

Our children have a responsibility to push and challenge global issues and challenges around the world in which we live. Our curriculum promotes real-life context allowing children to have a respect for where they live and the importance that Science plays in that. Moreover, through an enhanced knowledge of social, economic, environmental and political factors around the world, children empathise with people who are affected socially and economically. Our children are encouraged to self-challenge and use their initiative and resilience to solve problems and are expected to demonstrate integrity in the outcomes that they produce in order to explain and showcase their learning. They will embrace the importance of teamwork to evaluate their products and support each other to improve.

Our intent is to engage our children with these big ideas through use of the National Curriculum as well as our Engage Science scheme of learning. Our intent is also to encompass Science within other STEM subjects in order to develop children’s knowledge and skills more holistically.

Science Progression Map