At William Lilley, we support individuals to achieve through their love of learning. Children are good communicators and build strong relationships within the school family and community. Their individuality is recognised and we nurture each child’s academic, social and emotional needs. Each child’s learning journey carefully builds on previously acquired skills and knowledge to ensure secure improvement. Children are enthusiastic, inquisitive and aspirational, showing the determination and perseverance they need to be successful in all that they do.
Our curriculum is led through curriculum 'drivers' which highlight the key priorities
of our curriculum at William Lilley. These include;
WIDER WORLD PIONEERS
(Exploring through first hand experiences of the outdoors and wider world)
(Effectively communicating with others)
(supporting the 'whole child')
(Ensuring our parents and local community are fully engaged with William Lilley)
(celebrating individuality and promoting tolerance and acceptance)
(Promoting positive learning behaviours)
(Following our interests and preparing ourselves for a successful future)
Further details on our overarching curriculum intent can be found here:
Further parent information on how we develop positive and effective learning behaviours can be can be found by following the Growth Mindset link below:
Since 2020, the Government have allicated Coronavirus Catch-up premium. The grant along with intended educational impact and impact assessment can be found within the Overarching Pupil Premium strategy by following this link:
Children in the Foundation Stage follow the Early Years curriculum comprising Personal and Social Education, Communication and Language, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World,
Expressive Arts and Design and Physical Development.
Our Nursery and Reception pupils are within the Early Years Foundation Stage. For full details on their curriculum please follow the link below:
Children continue to thrive through first hand experiences which brings their learning to life.
Our thematic approach allows our children to make links in their learning and become
inquisitive, independent problem solvers.
The curriculum areas include;
Literacy Numeracy, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Personal and Social Development
The National Curriculum can be found on the Government Website - click here for more information:
Within each subject there are a range of knowledge and skills to be taught, as well as teaching the application of basic skills in English and Maths through other subjects, i.e. reading in all subjects, measuring and recording methods in Science etc. At the beginning of each new topic, we gather the children’s ideas through mind mapping and plan our teaching according to their interests and gaps in knowledge and understanding.
Click below for further details on the Long term curriculum plan for EYFS and KS1:
Further details on how we use knowledge organisers can also be seen by following the link below:
Please follow the following links for further details on how we ensure the curriculum is accessible for all SEND and disabilities including relevant policies such as the SEND policy and equality objectives:
If you would like further information on the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.