The Spring Lane Way
We aim to offer every individual the best possible start in life. Here is our offer to a Spring Lane Child...
What we teach and when
We have carefully considered our curriculum to ensure it meets the needs of all pupils under our care. Each year, the teaching and learning of the National Curriculum is delivered through subject-specific learning focused around a termly topic. These topics are used as the vehicle for learning and links are made across the curriculum.
The structure and content of the curriculum is mapped out in our long term, short term and medium term planning documents. Our long term plans detail how the curriculum is structured and sequenced for subjects which outline the progression of knowledge and skills across the school and links learning to other curriculum areas. As a useful document for subject leads and class teachers, a medium term plan maps out the 'Learning Journey' including: the knowledge, skills, hooks, 'Stunning Starter and Fabulous Finish' and key vocabulary.
Pupils’ understanding of a topic is assessed within a lesson following review of pupils’ work and a mid-unit quiz. A proof of progress (POP) quiz is provided to children at the end of a topic, which requires children to recall key facts, further enhances pupils’ learning and memory. Based upon educational research on how the brain works, we understand that it is vital that children have regular opportunity to recall and demonstrate their understanding of recently acquired knowledge.
Please click on the document link aboveto see what topic your child will be learning about in each term.
For further information about specific topics click on the subject stars. We are currently refining and updating our curriculum as we go.
Our curriculum embraces the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Need and Disability Aranagement (2014). We ensure this by:
- eliminating discrimination (see the Equality Act 2010) - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents
- advancing equality of opportunity - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- consulting and involving those affected by inequality, in the decisions your school takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination (affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community).