Poulton-le-Sands

C of E Primary School

Church Street, Morecambe, LA4 5QA

Our Curriculum

Poulton-le-Sands Curriculum Plan

At Poulton-le-Sands C of E Primary School, we believe deeply in the importance of helping pupils develop as a whole person – happy and ready to take the next steps into their education and lives beyond primary school. We are an inclusive, family school that aims to provide a sanctuary for all our children and be a safe place to learn. We have designed a curriculum where our Christian values shine through, so that we may continue to be a permanent light within our community. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and gives value to all subject areas – it gives children a range of opportunities, enabling them to develop confidence, independence, creativity, co-operation and self-esteem. It has been carefully crafted so that children can develop their academic, social and cultural capital. We recognise that pupils should be nurtured and challenged in their schools; learning from failure and celebrating success.

At Poulton-le-Sands C of E Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum guidance. We ensure that over the course of a year, requirements for each year group are delivered. We use a themed approach through the Lancashire Professional Development Service (LPDS). Where subjects do not fit within a theme, we teach them separately. You can find more information about each topic by clicking on the name. This will take you to the topic web that shows the objectives and the key skills that the children will learn during the topic.

All children follow the National Curriculum in:

· Literacy

· Maths

· Geography

· Art

· Science

· Music

· History

· Physical Education

· Design Technology

· Computing

In English, we follow the Lancashire units of work, in order to provide rich reading and writing opportunities and outcomes for the children. In maths, we also follow the Lancashire scheme. In PSHE, we use Coram Life Education to provide a whole-school approach to building essential foundations based on the core values of safety, care, achievement, resilience and friendship. For RE, we use the Blackburn Diocesan syllabus which includes teaching Christianity and other faiths.

As a school, we are a hidden jewel in Morecambe and we endeavour to use our unique location within our curriculum. We want to provide enrichment to the curriculum and above the expected, in order to give the children the skills and experiences they need in order to thrive in the world. We have made informed choices about what experiences we want to include and how they build over time across the curriculum – these are our lifeboat experiences that “rescue us from the ordinary!” We include both off and on-site experiences in our curriculum and make the most of our locality. Please click the following link to find out more! Lifeboat List.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Reception Autumn Dinosaurs Space Traditional Tales Growing things and Farm Transport and Journeys
Year 1 Superheroes Toys Castles Turrets and Tiaras Paddington Under the Sea
Year 2 Fire! Fire 2! Explorers Animals and their Environment Night and Day Bring Me Sunshine
Year 3 Flintstones Funny Bones Roman Britain The Iron Man Gardener’s World Let there be Light
Year 4 Sparks Might Fly The Great Plague The Hunted Teeth and Digestion Awesome Egyptians Volcanoes and Sound
Year 5 Anglo Saxons & Vikings Food Glorious Food Space Inventors Amazing Amazon The Greeks
Year 6 Survival Britten’s Got Talent Heroes and Villains John Lennon  part 2 Animal Adaptation Moving On