Curriculum Overview - Click on the picture below to see the full document.
Organisation of the curriculum
The curriculum at Lakeside Primary Academy is organised into discrete areas;
- English and maths are taught daily and hold a priority position in our curriculum.
- We use a topic based approach for teaching science, history, geography, art and design technology. This enables us to make appropriate links and connections between different areas of the curriculum.
- Other subjects such as physical education, religious education, PSHE, computing, e-safety, music and French are unique in their approach and have specific guidance/ programmes for their implementation.
- Finally here at Lakeside we are determined to ensure our children have a wide range of experience and opportunities and have developed a bespoke ZEST (Emotional Support Program with extra Zing) to support this.
Resources and Programmes
Details of the programmes of study for each curriculum area can be found on the individual subject pages. The different resources that we use to support our curriculum are outlined below.
Topic Based Approach
As a school we used Cornerstones as a Starting point to develop our science, history, geography, art and design technology curriciulum based on a topic based approach. Over the course of the year 1-5 study 5 different topics, year 6 4 topics and Early Year 6 topics. These have been adapted and developed over the last few years to ensure they reflect what is improtant for the children at Lakeside to learn in line with the National Curriculum.
Each of the topics in Cornerstones follows a four part sequence.
More informtion about these subjects can be found on each subject's page. Click on the boxes below to see examples of resources we use to plan and deliver our topics.