Curriculum Statement

Our objectives:
  • To encourage pupils to aim at achieving the highest standards of which they are capable. 
  • To encourage pupils to aim at achieving the highest standards of which they are capable.
  • To provide a rich and stimulating environment which enthuses and engages pupils and teaches them that learning is an enjoyable and essential part of their lives
  • To develop independent learners who are ready for the next phase of their education
  • To ensure pupils can use basic skills across all areas of their learning to allow them to access a range of education
  • To create a happy and caring environment
  • To ensure all pupils have equal access to all curricular and extra- curricular activities
  • To build close links with our local community and foster the understanding of citizenship in our pupils

Early Years Foundation Stage
Pupils entering the Reception class continue working on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which sets the standards for learning development and care for children from birth to five years. This groups their learning into English, maths, social, physical and creative skills, and knowledge and understanding of the world. The aim is to enable these young children to make progress in all curriculum areas, but to do so with an emphasis on play activities and independent learning. As they move through the year, pupils are prepared for the more formal curriculum of Year 1 to enable a smooth transition to Key Stage 1 although where children have not fully achieved all the Early Learning Goals these will be consolidated in Year 1.

Key Stage 1 and 2
Our curriculum from Year 1 is based on the National Curriculum 2014 which sets out the entitlement to learning for all children. It determines the content of what will be taught and sets attainment targets for learning. It also determines how the children’s performance will be assessed and reported.

At Longney CE Primary our aim is for our pupils to develop a life- long love of learning and to give them the opportunity to develop skills that enable them to become independent learners. Learning should provide enjoyable and rewarding experiences and above all should be fun. We take a thematic approach which enables our pupils to make connections across the subject areas. Each theme incorporates a range of opportunities to engage children in their learning.

We very proud of our second Green Flag award which recognises our awareness to environmental issues both at home and in the wider world. We are also a Beacon school for the Wildfowl and Wetlands trust and are working to support other schools on the ‘Learning in Nature’ project. We are also involved in a project with the Royal Horticultural Society to bring outdoor learning to all pupils

The Silver Singup award demonstrates our commitment to music; Healthy Schools status recognises the importance placed on physical and mental health; and the St John’s Ambulance School Mark which we are one of the first few schools in Gloucestershire to achieve. We are currently working towards the next level of the International Award and the Primary Geography Quality Mark to reflect the international work that is taking place within school.