Curriculum at Lawley
Planting the seeds, growing the future!
Through our curriculum at Lawley Primary School, we intend to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society. We aim to develop lifelong learners who have the knowledge, skills and attributes that enable them to be resilient, adaptable and equipped to deal with whatever challenges our rapidly changing world may hold for them.
Our curriculum is underpinned by the teaching of core skills, knowledge, concepts and values which prepare our pupils for life beyond primary school. We allow them to build their knowledge and understanding through practical 'hands on' learning opportunities and topics that capture their interest and stimulate their imagination. We value a cross-curricular approach to learning which supports children in making links and embedding learning in their long-term memory. The curriculum is planned systematically through curriculum maps for each year group thereby ensuring the whole range of the New National Curriculum is delivered appropriately.
Core subjects are such as English and maths are taught discretely and applied and practised across the whole curriculum. We promote resilience through problem solving, along with reliability, responsibility and physical development. Well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.
We offer an enrichment curriculum which ensures that all pupils have the opportunity to be involved in a range of experiences e.g. cooking, outdoor learning, forest schools and gardening. Educational Visits for all year groups, and residential trips for Years 3 to 6, provide memorable experiences alongside rich opportunities for high quality learning and wider personal development and well-being.
Our Values, happiness, respect, courage, friendship and responsibility, are reflected throughout our curriculum. These values have been adopted as a result of a consultation with a wide range of stakeholders including pupils.
At Lawley Primary School, we want all our children to leave school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, solve problems, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.
Everyone has a responsibility at Lawley as either teacher or learner and we believe that “Discovery Unites Us!”
SATs papers are the statutory tests taken by primary school children to test their knowledge of the national curriculum, as well as monitor the school’s progress as a whole.
Your child will sit two sets of SATs exams: one in key stage 1, when they’re in year 2 and around 6-7 years old, and a second in key stage 2, when they’re in year 6 and around 10-11 years old.
SATs are taken during the summer school term, generally in May of each year.
Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum Tests
In both year 2 and year 6, your child’s SATs tests measure their grasp of basic English and mathematics. Click the link below for more information:
Reception Baseline Assessment