At Leigh we bring learning to life through a host of visits and visitors. Recently we have visited the Natural History Museum, Eagle Heights, the National Gallery, the British Museum, Lullingstone Roman Villa, Tate Britain, Chessington World of Adventures, Bough Beech Reservoir, Wimbledon and Ypres and the Battlefields of World War I. To read a write-up in Kent Life about our trip to Ypres, please click here.
Themed days are also a wonderful way to enhance learning and recently Leigh pupils have relished opportunities to experience a day as a Victorian schoolchild, as a participant at a Tudor feast, exploring science through several interactive workshops, a visit through space in a Planetarium and as characters from their favourite books during World Book Day. We also hold an annual Science Week where the children participated in a range of scientific activities and workshops based around scientific themes.
Each year the Year 6 children take part in a week long activity-based residential visit and gain a great deal from the experience. During the week the children take part in a variety of activities from rock climbing to orienteering and from crate stacking to negotiating the high wires. This week has taken place at Blacklands Farm in East Grinstead, south Wales and on the Isle of Wight.
At Leigh we strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which builds upon your child's knowledge and skills, year by year. In every class engaging topics are planned for by bringing together objectives from across all areas of the curriculum. If you would like to read about your child's learning objectives in the wider curriculum, please click the links at the foot of the page, which will provide you with a coverage map for the year ahead. Additionally, for information on the topic your child is studying this term, please see your class webpage under the 'classes' menu.
In September 2013 we started using Cornerstones Curriculum. The CornerstonCornerstones Curriculumes Curriculum is a creative and thematic primary curriculum written specifically to help schools deliver the new primary National Curriculum for 2014. Delivered through 70 inspiring and thematic Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs), the Cornerstones Curriculum is brilliantly thought out and expertly written. Six years on we now utilise Cornerstones as an optional teaching resource as our highly skilled teaching staff also enjoy planning their own imaginative learning projects in line with the National Curriculum. All Projects are flexible, thematic, engage children's imaginations and inspire high quality teaching and learning. Cornerstones topics and our topics planned by our teachers provide hundreds of imaginative, engaging activities directly aligned with Programmes of Study for each year group. This allows us to make meaningful, cross-curricular links between Programmes of Study and each subject area, and tie essential skills to each activity and year group.
Wider Curriculum Coverage Maps