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Our Curriculum

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact at Launton C of E Primary School


At Launton CE Primary School we have high aspirations for our pupils, underpinned by our commitment to the school's Christian values.

We are determined to ensure that every child can realise their full potential, that no child is left behind and that all aspire to be the very best that they can be; our children are capable of achieving what they wish to achieve.

We follow the Government statutory guidance through a creative approach to ensure our curriculum is stimulating and engaging, providing opportunities to develop the skills, dispositions and knowledge that will equip them for life well beyond school.

We assess carefully the impact of our teaching through children's responses to activities, careful questioning and discussion and the use of standardised tests.

Our children learn from the earliest stages how to take responsibility for their learning and they are involved in planning and decision making in order that they are fully engaged with their learning, know how to move their learning forward and are resilient, reflective resourceful learners now and in the future.

Early Years Foundation Stage (4-5 year olds) Curriculum

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in nursery and reception and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right.  Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

The EYFS, in Nursery and Reception, seeks to provide:
• quality and consistency in all early years settings, so that every child makes
good progress and no child gets left behind
• a secure foundation through planning for the learning and development of each
individual child, and assessing and reviewing what they have learned regularly
• partnership working between teachers/teaching assistants and with parents and/or carers
• equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every
child is included and supported

Key Stage 1 (5-7year olds) and Key Stage 2 (7-11year olds) Curriculum

We want children to enjoy learning through involvement in a meaningful, purposeful and relevant curriculum that develops lively, enquiring minds and gives children skills for life.

The National Curriculum is used to guide and support teaching and learning at the school.

The National Curriculum includes -

Core Subjects -

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Foundation Subjects -

  • ICT
  • Design Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Art and Design
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Modern Foreign Language (KS2 only)

Careful planning ensures that these subjects are matched with the age, ability and experience of each child. Computing is used throughout the curriculum, both as a teaching resource and as a tool for recording, collecting and sorting information.

We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Have equality of opportunity through the encouragement of positive self-esteem and the provision of an appropriate and differentiated curriculum.
  • Learn through an active curriculum with involvement in practical and meaningful activities.
  • Are encouraged to think for themselves and become increasingly independent and responsible for their own learning.
  • Have opportunities to cooperate and work with others as well as independently.
  • Experience a curriculum which is differentiated, with continuity and progression maintained as they pass through the school.
  • Engage in a curriculum linked across subjects, as and when appropriate, through year group and whole school themes.
  • Have work monitored, highlighting progress and achievements throughout their time at our school and that this is regularly reported to parents.

Curriculum Maps

National Curriculum Guide for Parents

If you have any questions or should you require any further information please contact the school office on

01869 253692

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