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Sharp Lane Primary School

Working together to capture and nurture the imaginations of young minds

Implementation - How do we organise learning?

Implementation – How do we organise learning?      


The provision we offer is guided by the requirements of the National Curriculum and the requirements of the Local Authority. Our provision takes into account every aspect of a child’s development. The curriculum gives all of our children the opportunity to achieve the highest possible standards of numeracy and literacy which is integrated across all areas of our curriculum. To enable our children to develop socially, morally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, we provide stimulating learning environments in which children are encouraged to learn through their own experiences and apply their knowledge independently. Within this framework of both a broad and balanced curriculum, our planning and progression documents ensure that our curriculum suits the needs of all pupils in school where lessons are practical in real-life contexts where possible to provoke curiosity we want our children to have in order to fully engage in our exciting journey curriculum. The individual needs of each child are met through well planned and varied learning activities, including visits, workshops and specialist tuition.



Learning in the Early Years

We believe that the Characteristics of Effective Learning should be kept at the forefront of teaching and learning. We need to support our children to build the strongest possible foundations in Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication and Physical Development to ensure they achieve their potential and beyond.


See the Early Years area of our website to find out more.

Learning in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (Years One to Six)


Our topics follow a similar theme in that each term we go on a curriculum ‘journey’ around the world to real or imaginary places

These real or imaginary worlds on our journeys see us learn some wonderful things. For example, children in Key Stage One go ‘Back in time’ before heading off to the ‘Arctic’. Within all topic learning, children are made explicitly aware of the skills and knowledge they are developing. For example, our children may be Scientists, making predictions and then observing what happens when plants grow in different environments. At Sharp Lane we follow a ‘thematic’ approach to the curriculum which means that wherever possible, we group our subjects around a topic.  Not all subjects can naturally ‘fit’ with a topic so these subjects are taught separately. This allows for cross-curricular learning and opportunities for our children to be taught, learn and apply skills which are transferable across all areas of their learning within the statutory curriculum and beyond.