Our Vision Statement
Working together to capture and nurture the imaginations of young minds
Our Curriculum Design
Our NEW curriculum has landed – Let the journey commence! We are going on a journey to many real or imaginary places where our children will become different types of learners such as Scientist, Historians and Artists to learn and develop skills whilst exploring and discovering themes within each journey they are on.
At Sharp Lane Primary School, we have worked collaboratively to design our curriculum rationale which is underpinned by our Aims, Values and Vision for our school community and the children within it.
Our aim is to ensure that our teaching and learning enables children to flourish in an environment which is friendly, welcoming, well-organised and caring. Our aim is to ensure that all children are able to maximise their learning potential to explore a rich and varied curriculum full of opportunities to explore and develop knowledge, understanding and skills which are transferable across all areas of learning. We want our children to leave us having acquired academic, social and life skills ready for the next stage in their lives.
Beyond the Classroom
We are fully committed to providing the children with a wide and rich range of learning experiences beyond the classroom.
We build opportunities for children to visit museums, galleries, theatres, parks, places of worship and historical landmarks. Not only do our children regularly explore our local area, visiting places such as Middle Park and Woods, we also take full advantage of the wealth of museums and historic buildings in Leeds and the surrounding areas. We expect that all children will participate in all educational visits as it links and enhances their classroom learning.
Specialist Visitors and Projects
Artists, musicians, authors, sports coaches and theatre groups frequently visit Sharp Lane Primary School to work with children, providing specialist support in developing new skills.
We feel it is important that children experience a residential as part of their learning experience to help in their personal and social development. Children get the opportunity to experience a residential within school or an external residential in Years 3, 4, and 6. Parents pay a contribution towards the cost of these.