The Taught Curriculum
We aim to meet the needs of all pupils in the school by providing a broad and balanced curriculum where all children can experience success and build on their strengths.
The National Curriculum and our own curriculum statement give us the framework of what is to be taught and it is within this framework that we organise our own curriculum.
Whilst we realise the prime importance of English and Maths within the primary school, they are taught in every class each morning, we also feel that children need a more rounded education. At Lydd we therefore place a lot of emphasis on Science, Computers, Sport, Art and Music. We offer additional specialist teaching in Swimming, Gymnastics and Dance and a range of other sports.
We set targets for the children and the school in English and Maths and review progress on a termly basis.
Children are taught Religious Education in line with the Kent Agreed Syllabus and guidelines from the Canterbury Diocesan Board of Education.
Please visit your child's class page for further information about what they will be learning this year.
The New National Curriculum
The Department for Education has recently published the final version of the new National Curriculum which, as an Academy, we have the option of teaching from September 2014.
We currently follow the curriculum with our own carefully designed schemes of work based on this, developed to meet the needs of the children in our school. We intend to continue this approach, however we are mindful that switching to a new curriculum requires careful planning and resourcing to ensure that we maintain our current high standards.
The Curriculum Subjects
English (links to specific page)
Information & Communication Technology
Design and Technology
The Creative Curriculum
Modern Foreign Languages
Additional Educational Needs
More Able Children
Personal, Health and Social Education