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22/01/20

Year 6 enjoyed their Cyber Choices workshop, they learnt how to make the right choices online. https://t.co/IEIIgNP2Az

22/01/20

We are beginning to feel the magic coming to life in our KS1 corridor.... https://t.co/Y6EvjpcbxD

22/01/20

Can you guess what it is yet? https://t.co/ccUVzs01Ce

16/01/20

The children have all enjoyed learning about the didgeridoo this week, thank you to Mr Smith for showing the children. https://t.co/kksKYTRUb7

16/01/20

Year 6 enjoyed their first yoga session this week. https://t.co/z5HpHfHlGK

16/01/20

The children had a lovely assembly presented by The Family Trust this week, thank you. https://t.co/4pfFCWbzX2

16/01/20

Cookery club had their first session this week and they enjoyed making pizzas 🍕 https://t.co/xN0bqTwOkl

16/01/20

Year 1 and 4 collaborating to paint Diva lamps. https://t.co/WRiXnnBFXX

16/01/20

Year 5 and 6 collaborating with Reception Class to create Rangoli Patterns. https://t.co/j2m7NduYpS

16/01/20

A wonderful part of Cultural Week has been getting to work together with different year groups. Each class has been sharing their learning with the rest of the school and working together on projects. It has been lovely to watch relationships grow as they share their experiences. https://t.co/X37LbOPknc

16/01/20

Panda Class are thoroughly enjoying Cultural Week. We have learnt about life in Russia and Sri Lanka and had a didgeridoo demonstration! Thanks so much to the amazing parents that have shared their talents and experiences with us. https://t.co/7U5Hb2A1YA

15/01/20

Art club made their wonderful scrap books, it was a successful start and they look forward to filling them up and creating their canvases. 🎨 https://t.co/vCwqGNybUA

15/01/20

Thank you to Mrs Lester, the children have enjoyed learning abut Poland. The adventure continues with Year 3 and 4 learning about Africa, thank you to Ms Neequaye and Mrs Okoli. https://t.co/bbRMWVAvSb

14/01/20

We've had an energetic start to Cultural Week with our Zumba sessions. Thank you to Mrs Taylor for leading this for us. https://t.co/bkXVnl2ICX

14/01/20

We love reading at Holborough Lakes Primary School! Thank you to the parents who attended our Year 2 Reading Workshop last week. https://t.co/nBQhTM9OLk

09/01/20

Year 3 produced amazing kites as part of their holiday home learning, they are fantastic! Thank you for all of your support. https://t.co/Pvxlit4md8

09/01/20

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Phonics Workshop yesterday, we received positive feedback including: "It was a really useful session and it is helpful to understand what the children are learning". https://t.co/6na5s2tmwd

07/01/20

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant - you can find all the details here: https://t.co/GrYEriOYQC https://t.co/u8oDw5QEFt

07/01/20

We are excited to announce that our unit is now in store at Tesco Extra at Lunsford Park and Tesco Express Larkfield!Please support us and put your blue chip in our unit when you are out shopping to help us raise money for music resources! https://t.co/iFzHPeLxww

18/12/19

Well done to Leeds who were awarded the most house points this term. They were treated to a film and activity afternoon yesterday. https://t.co/om7oAN3GA9

18/12/19

We couldn't be any more proud - we are ranked number 4 in the list of the best primary schools in Kent, based on our Key Stage 2 SATs results! A huge well done to our fabulous pupils and staff, you are all AMAZING! https://t.co/UuduycjhPw https://t.co/bgoI5fJ1cC

17/12/19

Please see the article below for reading inspiration. https://t.co/5N9w0aEzTR

17/12/19

To increase road safety around the school we are pleased to announce the speed bumps have been installed. https://t.co/efP295vFKz

17/12/19

Year 3 made some marvellous Christmas decorations from paper this week! https://t.co/1uikLlYySA

17/12/19

A group of children sang Christmas Carols on Friday and raised £109.71 to contribute towards the cost of a coach to Young Voices! https://t.co/WHXSUEjvG5

16/12/19

Please see this article below 'The best Kent primary schools ranked by SATs results - Kent Live' - we have achieved 4th! https://t.co/UuduycjhPw

13/12/19

Thank you to everyone who supported our Poppy Appeal. https://t.co/nfYKrInono

13/12/19

Our KS1 Performance was fantastic, thank you to everyone who came and supported our Year 1 and 2 pupils! https://t.co/AzgDdHhoFi

12/12/19

Our KS2 Carol Service was a great success yesterday! The children sang beautifully. https://t.co/L3kpOt5dnu

12/12/19

A huge thank you to our PTA! The Christmas Fair raised over £1000! Thank you to everybody who supported this fabulous event. 🎄

10/12/19

Come and join our friendly team! We are currently looking for two Higher Level Teaching Assistants, one to work in our SRP... You can find all the necessary information here: https://t.co/AlKopGO78E https://t.co/qUwAoHFauO

05/12/19

We were delighted to share some Festive Fun with our Reception Class families. A great way to get in the mood for Christmas! https://t.co/0jBGyE5ptk

05/12/19

The children had a fantastic time watching the Peter Pan Pantomime today! Oh yes they did! https://t.co/2iqkP50tne

04/12/19

Our Holborough Lakes Primary School Christmas card post box is open! We look forward to delivering your children's Christmas cards that they post here. 🎄 https://t.co/PD2YFWvQKz

29/11/19

The Year 5 and 6 Children had a fantastic time at Dover Castle yesterday. https://t.co/6f7Y0EJsN7

29/11/19

Thank you to everyone who came to our Year 1 Parent Lunch on Wednesday! https://t.co/o1svMdwhBs

21/11/19

Thank you to everyone who attended our open morning for children starting in September 2020. We received wonderful comments including "very welcoming school" and "beautifully presented school with such well behaved confident students".

21/11/19

Would you like to join our friendly team? We have vacancies for three teaching assistants at the moment and we would love to hear from you! You can find all the details here: https://t.co/AlKopGO78E https://t.co/Efhni4kyAy

20/11/19

Reception and Year 4 have had fun using our gymnastic equipment today. https://t.co/YzlbmdYp6U

20/11/19

The children enjoyed meeting Elmer when he visited our school. He will be part of the 'Elephant Art Trail' in Maidstone to support of The Heart of Kent Hospice. https://t.co/KyLU1GwHjy

School Curriculum

Rationale

Intent: To create a meaningful and exciting curriculum that promotes high aspirations driven by an intrinsic curiosity of the world. To become kind and respectful global citizens who have an ever-increasing understanding of their community and the world around them. Our curriculum will develop children’s problem-solving skills along with their resilience and they are encouraged to embrace their mistakes and learn from memorable learning experiences.

Global learning themes pic

Our global learning themes underpin our curriculum:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Global citizenship
  • Peace, war and conflict
  • Festivals
  • Climate change
  • Fair trade
  • Sustainability
  • Disasters
  • Animal welfare
  • Refugees

Implementation: In order to achieve depth of thinking and learning, we plan for children to focus on four of these themes per year. Across each year, a number of high-quality core texts are used to bring the themes to life for our children and to promote a connection with the learning. Through our knowledge, understanding and skills we aim to develop our children’s ability to reflect and evaluate their learning.

The ten themes outlined above are explored through English, Maths and five curriculum areas: Enquiry, Finance and Enterprise, STEAM, Digital Literacy and Communication and Physical Health and Wellbeing. The knowledge, understanding and skills are reflected through the objectives identified in each curriculum area.

Sequences of lessons are carefully crafted around a final project outcome which allows children to become agents of change. These outcomes are evaluated by a ‘critical audience’; these are either a specialist in the field that the children are learning about, or an opportunity to celebrate learning on a platform linked to the theme of their topic. The learning journeys are active, engaging and inspiring leading to a deeper understanding of the global themes and curriculum areas. The projects drive motivation, determination and commitment within our children. Carefully crafted sequences promote the affective and cognitive domain whilst allowing children the opportunity to develop 21st century skills such as research, collaboration, innovation, presentation, evaluation and reflection.

When designing sequences of learning across the curriculum, we use a teaching backwards approach. At the heart of teaching backwards is a thinking process that enables our teachers to plan and teach from a clear and well-defined destination. We believe that teaching backwards is a journey that starts with the end very clearly in mind. With this knowledge, our staff design learning that focuses on small steps of progression. By slowing learning down we ensure that our focus remains on depth. Our journeys are supported at all times by high expectations.

Many subjects are taught discretely for example; Science, RE, PE, Music and MFL. We also link with our sister secondary schools with the Valley Invicta Academies Trust to deliver some aspects of these subjects using resources and expert teaching.

Curriculum Assessment

Impact:

  • Every child has an equal right to a challenging and enlightening curriculum. By teaching this, through the Nation Curriculum, and developing effective habits in our pupils, we bring out the best in everyone.
  • Our formative assessments are designed to support students in achieving fluency in each subject. This means that in lessons, pupils are quizzed on prior knowledge in order to embed this knowledge in their long-term memory.
  • We use regular and robust triangulated monitoring to gauge the impact of our curriculum design. Leaders at all levels review learning, talk with our children and provide feedback to move practice forward.
  • We ensure that our children’s attainment and progress are in line or exceeding their potential. We measure this using national data (where appropriate), our curriculum maps and monitoring evidence.
  • Our curriculum ensures that we develop well-rounded citizens with a clear understanding of values such as love, responsibility and friendship. Our new curriculum addresses negative stereotyping through investigating similarities and differences, and promoting acceptance, diversity, citizenship and human rights.
  • Our children will be motivated by a strong personal sense of morality. They will be able to make sense of an increasingly globalised, complex and rapidly changing world. They will make decisions for the right reasons and in the best interests of our community. The children are more confident in speaking about current issues through collaborative learning activities. They will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong and will be resilient to the influence of others. The children develop an awareness of how their own actions can impact others and the wider community. They will go out into the world and make a difference in their own life and to others.
Phonics Learning to Read
Curriculum Long Term Plan 2019-2020
Curriculum Long Term Plan 2018-2019
Curriculum Long Term Plan 2017-2018


For further information on the curriculum followed by all year groups please contact the Headteacher.
Or you may access details of the full National Curriculum HERE