The Curriculum @ LEH

Lady Elizabeth Hastings’ CE VA Primary School (LEH) is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the primary national curriculum which was introduced in September 2014.  We have redesigned our schemes of work to reflect the content and challenge of the new curriculum’s programmes of study.  Our school curriculum continues to ensure that learning is meaningful; the needs of all learners are considered; and pupils benefit from a specific focus on the core requirements and basic skills of the English and mathematics programmes of study.  Learning in these essentials is developed and strengthened through the foundation subjects.   The way in which the curriculum is structured and delivered at Lady Hastings’ provides a range of opportunities to promote children’s personal and emotional, and SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) development.  RE is considered a core subject in our Church of England school and has an important role in conveying the distinctive Christian character of the school and providing high quality opportunities for SMSC development - including learning about Christianity as a global religion and learning about other world faiths.  Our core values of Friendship, Reverence and Courage are explored and promoted throughout the diverse subjects and content of the curriculum.

Further information about the organisation of The Curriculum @ LEH, from Early Years through to Year 6, can be found in this section of the school prospectus: The Curriculum @ LEH  

Read our Curriculum Policy here.

Our curriculum is exciting and inspires children to nurture a passion for learning.   We aim to provide contextualised, stimulating, purposeful learning opportunities and we will continue to organise our curriculum around half termly whole-school themes.  

Themes for 2017/18 are:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
The Big Story I wonder... Connect Up Make a Difference Out and About Ten Pieces Encore!


Themes for 2016/17 are:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Where in the World? Enquiring Minds Lights, Camera, Action II In Someone Else's Shoes Picture This Picture This (continued)


Themes for 2015/16 are:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Hearts and Minds The Power of Numbers A Year of Wonders Words, words, words Tour de Yorkshire Carnival!


Themes for 2014/15 are:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Learning to Learn Home and Away Lights, Camera, Action! Ten Pieces Your Vote Counts! Page-turners


For more information about the content of the curriculum coverage for each academic year, please see the Long Term Overviews for each class as listed below:

2017 - 2018

Class 1 YR/1   Class 2 Y1/2   Class 3 Y3/4   Class 4 Y4/5   Class 5 Y5/6

2016 - 2017

Class 1 YR/1      Class 2 Y1/2     Class 3 Y3/4    Class 4 Y4/5    Class 5 Y5/6

 2015 - 2016

Class 1 YR/1      Class 2 Y1/2     Class 3 Y3/4    Class 4 Y4/5    Class 5 Y5/6

2014 - 2015

Class 1 YR/1      Class 2 Y1/2     Class 3 Y3     Class 4  Y4/5     Class 5 Y5/6

Curriculum newsletters, posted on the webpage for each class and available from the school office, also provide detailed information about the curriculum each half term.

Details of end-of-year expectations for each year group in reading, writing and maths can be found in these leaflets which we have drawn up for parents and carers: