The curriculum at Landulph School is based on conceptual understanding within each subject identified in the National Curriculum. Pupils in each year group learn and revisit the key concepts that underpin each NC subject. Using this spiral model will ensure that pupils regularly revisit prior knowledge and skills in preparation for developing, deepening and strengthening further knowledge.
Subject specific skills are clearly mapped out across year groups, and the terms within each year, to ensure sequenced, progressive teaching within every curriculum area.
In addition to subject-specific skills, it is important to us that our pupils are taught, and can recognise, the additional skills that underpin lifelong learning and character development. At Landulph School, these are known as SECRET skills (Self management, Effective participation, Creative thinking, Reflective learning, Enquiry, Team working). Opportunities to refine these skills are interwoven throughout all curriculum areas.
We are incredibly proud to be part of the Landulph community and consider it essential to support our pupils’ understanding of our local area and recognition of what is important to Cornwall as a county. We take every opportunity to play an active role within the community and regularly invite community members into school to share their expertise and knowledge with us.
Learning at Landulph School occurs through topics. All topics have a key driver, which forms the basis for the journey that runs through the half-term. Topics investigate an enquiry question and our enquiry question provides the opportunity for interdisciplinary knowledge. Where natural links are not possible, subjects are taught explicitly to promote subject distinctiveness. Each lesson starts with a learning objective posed as a question. Each subject area has a subject intent and an action plan which outlines development opportunities and clearly links with the school development plan.
The impact of the curriculum is monitored though a range of outcomes: pupil voice, data outcomes, planning, monitoring of books and displays, lesson learning walks, discussions with teaching staff, pupils and parents.
The desired outcomes of the curriculum will ensure that pupils are well-rounded students, ready to embark on secondary education. They will be equipped with the foundations and skills to achieve success in later education. Pupils will have an understanding of what they are good at and have developed skills to face their challenges.