This is a very important stage of your child's learning journey as it helps your child get ‘school ready’, as well as preparing them for their future successes. From when your child enters our Nursery, we believe that their early years experiences should be happy, exciting, fun and secure; whilst supporting their development, care and learning needs through play. Download the Nursery Curriculum Map
In reception your child will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. This sets the standards for the learning, development and care of your child. Children learn best through play and when they are active and engaged in their learning. Therefore, we aim to follow your child's interests and provide an environment and curriculum that is rich, exciting and motivating so that every child enters year one as a confident and independent learner.
Year 1 is the start of your child’s journey into Key Stage One. Whilst they move towards more traditional learning styles, we continue to support them by helping with all aspects of life. We have a particular focus on number knowledge, reading and writing skills, ensuring that practising these skills are an intrinsic part of our lessons. Year 1 is where so much learning and developing takes place, and it is our pleasure to support your children during this year at Lynch Hill.
In Year 2, we aim to develop the children's independence and resilience, providing them with opportunities to learn new skills. We work on developing the children's interpersonal skills in order for them to work successfully as partners and as part of a team. We provide the children with an engaging curriculum that will enable them to make links between their school learning and real-life contexts. Across the year, as the children grow in confidence and independence, they become ready to enter the new key stage.
Year 3 is an important milestone in our school life as it marks the beginning of KS2. Children will start applying the skills they have acquired in KS1, but in a more analytical way. In order to prepare for upper KS2, Year 3 children will see a increase in their homework and requirement for independent learning. In addition, the curriculum broadens with the inclusion of a Modern Foreign Language (French). We look forward to working in partnership with both parents and pupils in making this transition smoother and successful.
In Year 4, we recognise the successes of each child as an individual and encourage them to go above and beyond in all that they do. We aim to build positive relationships which are based on mutual respect, demonstrating the ability to be tolerant and show increased resilience as part of our learning journey. Our enriching curriculum provides children with a broad knowledge of the world around them which, in turn, gives them the necessary skills to succeed in the near and far future.
In year 5 children begin their journey into the last stage of their primary education; this begins by encouraging the children to take ownership of their own success and learning through self-reflection and self-assessment of work. This is an important time for the children to develop more maturity, resilience and a range of transferable skills to equip them to cope with year 6 and beyond. We are lucky enough to benefit from the expertise of specialist teachers for music and PE, and run unique clubs such as Mad science and Bollywood dancing. The focus is to ‘Aim high, Work hard and Care deeply’ at all times in year 5.Download the Year 5 Curriculum Map
Year 6 is a key moment in a child's life; we aim to develop their independence, resilience and, most importantly, prepare them for their move to secondary school. We believe in offering our Year 6 pupils a curriculum which is fun, motivating, interesting and purposeful. As it is their last year, we want to make their time at Lynch Hill memorable and successful by creating opportunities for every child to shine.