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Lapford Community Primary School

Lapford Community Primary School, Eastington Road, Lapford, Devon, EX17 6QE

Curriculum & Learning

Curriculum Intent

At Lapford Community Primary School, we make children’s learning exciting, fun, meaningful and challenging. We insist on high standards, which we are then proud to share.

  • Our work starts with an exciting experience or challenge to capture the children’s interest and generate enthusiasm.
  • A high quality outcome brings together the children’s learning in a meaningful way and is shared with parents and the community.
  • Curriculum skills and knowledge are taught rigorously through a range of engaging and challenging activities.

We want the learning experience for all of our pupils to be memorable so that they are ready for the next step in their journey. Staff draw on each others’ expertise and have designed a curriculum offer that we believe creates well rounded, life long learners who are prepared for the challenges and adventures that await them.

Our curriculum intent in underpinned by the National Curriculum. Subject leaders have worked hard in putting learning into meaningful contexts that are built upon year on year, as children progress through the school.

Our curriculum is designed to enable children to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through a creative and thematic approach to learning. Knowledge Organisers have been carefully designed to identify the key information and essential knowledge that the children need to have learned by the end of the topic. The staff at Lapford Community Primary School implement their curriculum through promoting a ‘go for it’ attitude, supporting children to take responsibility for themselves, when appropriate. Building ‘Learning Power’ is at the heart of our teaching.

We believe that we are all on a learning journey together and because of this, our staff continually reflect upon the impact of our teaching through assessment, surveys, discussions, learning walks and data scrutiny. If we need to adapt our teaching, we will, because the most important thing is that our pupils are challenged, prepared and are happy learner.

Themes are planned over a Four Year Cycle.

Please see the links below to our planning; these include: The Four Year Cycle, Curriculum Maps and associated Knowledge Organisers.

Lapford Community Primary School  Four-Year Topic Cycle

History Focus
  Geography Focus
Environmental/Science Focus
Then and Now An African Adventure Pollution Protestors

Lost Worlds
(changes beyond living history)

China Earth Matters
Vile Victorians  Vicious Vikings Rainforests

Time Travellers

Oceans, Seas and Rivers Planet Heroes

Curriculum Overviews for all subjects can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please see below for some useful documents which provide more information.

The following external links provide more detailed information about the current curricula.

National Primary Curriculum (external link)

RE Primary Syllabus

PE Primary Curriculum (external link