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Curriculum and Reading Scheme

Our Curriculum

Our school community aims to provide the best education possible by providing an exciting and broad curriculum in a caring, happy and supportive environment. Locking Primary School aims to promote high achievement and learning for life by working with pupils.

We believe that all pupils deserve to experience and recognise success in their learning and:


  • Achieve high standards of learning in all areas of school life

  • Develop a willing and positive attitude towards learning and behaviour

  • Experience equal opportunities and access to the National Curriculum and Early Learning Goals

  • Have access to a Personalised Learning Programme where different learning styles are catered for which may include sports, music and other extended opportunities.

  • Reward children for achievement

  • Set individual targets for improvement with pupils and ensure pupils know what to do to improve


We believe each pupil will succeed by experiencing equality of opportunity and quality in:


  • Innovative, quality teaching provided by highly motivated, caring and committed staff

  • A broad balanced and challenging curriculum, which is differentiated to meet pupils needs

  • Opportunities to develop investigative and problem solving skills

  • A rich, varied and up to date range of learning resources

  • An ethos of support, challenge and encouragement which rewards pupils when they succeed

  • Learning partnerships between school, home and the community.

Such experience will enable our pupils to work and think independently and also be part of and contribute towards group and teamwork. Life Long Learning is a skill we wish to promote and build upon.

Principle 1:


Made by children and educators working together.

Helps children to make connections.

Builds on children’s interests.

Helps children to understand what ‘quality’ means.

Principle 2:


  Values different ways of working.

  Creates structures for mutual support.

  Everybody participates and contributes.

  Shows that everyone can get better.

  Everyone benefits from seeing what everyone else is doing and thinking, so they learn from each other.

  Learning journey supports all learners.

Principle 3:


Children are trusted to add their own thinking.

It shows that no-one is ever written off.

The range of displays help to unlock learning for all children.

Principle 4:


Outcomes cannot be pre-specified so models act only as signposts rather than finishing lines to learning.

No pre-set expectations so learning journeys show opportunities for development/amendment.

The class is prepared to be surprised.