At The Laurels Primary School we follow the core principle that all learners are individuals, who learn best in different ways. Central to our approach is to account for different levels of ability and learning styles in our planning, delivery and feedback.
All lessons have differentiated inputs and activities so that all pupils can access the key teaching and make progress in their learning. This is further refined with carefully targeted questioning; designed to extend each individual by providing next steps and open-ended challenges. Marking is regularly done next to the child for immediate, personalised impact.
Core academic skills are taught as discrete subjects and through cross-curricular projects. Elements of English take place discretely every day, and are applied in almost every lesson. Maths is taught using White Rose Schemes of Learning forming a mastery approach to learning for all children.
From Sept 2018, we will be following the Dimensions creative curriculum which offers innovative ideas and practical resources that will continue to inspire our children and develop their love of learning. By adopting the dimensions approach, we are laying solid foundations for creative teaching and learning based on effective principles and processes.
Motivation and creativity at The Laurels also means making practical apparatus available so that pupils can ‘do’ – a sure-fire way to transform a concept from being abstract to concrete. Furthermore, all topics and projects are planned with a purpose in mind; that is an outcome which requires a practical use of the key learning objectives.
Please also find below further information about the Primary National Curriculum.
Specific information relating to your child’s class can be found within the curriculum tab under each year group. For further information about our curriculum, please contact the school office.