The little school that makes a big difference
Pupils are taught in two Classes. Class 1 is made up of pupils aged 4-7 (Reception and Key Stage 1). Class 2 is made up of pupils aged 7-11 (Key Stage 2). Class 2 is split into two distinct teaching groups for Mathematics, English and Science lessons (Y3/4 and Y5/6).
The school uses ' Letters and Sounds', Bug Club and Oxford Reading Tree to underpin synthetic phonics teaching and reading within Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as appropriate. Rigby Navigator is available for guided reading in Class 2. Pearson's 'Rapid' schemes are used as appropriate to support pupils with special educational needs. Hamilton Trust materials support planning throughout the school (https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk).
You can find out more about our curriculum by contacting the school, by reading the curriculum letters published termly on this site or by visiting the Government National Curriculum website (https://www/gov.uk/governement/collections/national-curriculum).
The school works closely with parents to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabiltites to ensure pupils have full access to the curriculum. We work closely with outside agencies to support pupils where necessary. Early identification and appropriate intervention is used to support children throughout the school. The schools Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator, Mrs Cattle, is contactable through the school office.
We have developed our own long term plans from the National Curriculum (2014). All subjects, including English and Mathematics, are taught following the National Curriculum Guidance (2014).
To view our long term plans for 2014-2018 please see the links below.
Under the 1996 Education Act, Religious Education is part of the basic curriculum for all pupils. It 'provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life. It develops knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principle religions… and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their community as citizens of a pluralistic and global community.' (QCA 2004)
Lockington C.E. Primary School, recognising its historic foundation, will preserve its religious character in accordance with Christian beliefs and practice whilst cultivating a sensitive and respectful attitude to other world faiths.
'Religious Education is a vital part of the formation of all young people. It is integral to a full understanding of themselves and their world. It plays a key role in enabling the development of young people's spiritual nature and encourages them in a search for spiritual truth.' (Archbishop of York 2001)
(The aims are drawn from 'Aims of Religious Education in Schools', as outlined in the East Riding of Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2005)
'Through R.E. we aim to contribute to the development of Young People's beliefs and values and to develop their knowledge and understanding of religion.
Within the East Riding Syllabus the word 'Religion' usually refers to the living faiths of the world.
R.E. involves the whole personality:
Religious Education should be enjoyable and contribute to the growth of self esteem.'
Through the two Attainment Targets, (AT1 Knowledge and Understanding; AT2 Reflection and Response) we aim to develop the children's knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of Christianity and other major world religions. (These will be Judaism at Key Stage 1 and Judaism and Islam at Key Stage 2). We aim also to develop the ability to reflect upon, respond to and evaluate ideas
Within the framework of the Agreed Syllabus we aim to develop:
investigative skills of
reflective skills of
Key Stage 1 (Reception, Years 1 and 2) is taught together on a two year rolling programme.
Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6) are taught together on a four year rolling programme of topics.
We follow the legal requirement laid down by the Education Reform Act and provide one hour of religious education each week.
It is the decision of the teacher, considering the needs of the children, whether the hour is taught in shorter periods or is blocked to provide a concentrated focus
Teaching and Learning
A long-term plan is in place, which follows the guidelines, suggested in the East Riding Syllabus. Lessons are based on the medium term plans provided by the authority thus ensuring continuity and progression. Early Years' work is based on the scheme of work for the Foundation Stage produced by the East Riding and based on their Agreed Syllabus.
A modified R.E. curriculum may be required for pupils who are identified as having a special need.
No child will be excluded from R.E. on the grounds of gender or disability.
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and a request to do so should be made in writing to the headteacher, Mrs Julie Cattle. Children will be provided with alternative work by their class teacher.
There are video programmes available in R.E. and the children may use the Internet for researching information.
Cross Curricular Links
Although we recognise that Religious Education is a subject in its own right, we also take account of the clear links what can be made with other subjects and where possible outline these in the planning.
There is a clear link with language and literacy as children:
R.E. provides an opportunity for children to express themselves through art, drama, music and dance and this is an important element of AT2.
Health and Safety
Pupils are expected to use materials and tools safely in accordance with health and safety guidelines.
Care must be taken when candles are being used or lit in any area of the school.
Assessment, Recording and Reporting
Children will be assessed on at least one AT1 and one AT2 each year. It may be that teachers focus on a different group of children for each unit of work or assess the class as a whole. Core objectives which may be assessed are highlighted in the medium term plan
In England and Wales, children and students are required to take part in ‘an act of worship’ every day. This is a legal requirement set out in The Education Reform Act (1988), modified by the Education Act (1993). The Law puts several important obligations on schools (and the Board of Governor’s specifically):
The act of worship must be of a “wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character, reflecting the broad traditions of Christian belief.” This requirement does not mean that every assembly should be Christian, but that over the course of a school year, at least 51% should be of a “broadly Christian nature”. It might also include opportunities to reflect or meditate quietly.
The act of worship can take place at any time of the school day, in any part of the school and with any group of pupils. In others words, a reflection in tutor groups at the beginning of the day would suffice. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship - please inform the school in writing if you wish to do this.
Schools are also under an obligation to promote students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. These terms are not meant to be covered in a particular lesson, they are to happen across the school as a whole in lots of ways. For example, when a theatre company is invited to perform to the school, it might be considered ‘cultural’ development.
Science Week 2017
Woodland Trust - Hedgerow Planting
On Monday, March 13th, Mr Steven Burgess from Lockington Village Improvement Group helped year 6 pupils to plant a range of hedgerow plants which were generously donated by the Woodland Tree Trust.
He kindly explained how to plant them and gave us valuable tips, we decided to plant them near the metal fence to help improve the appearance of the front of the school. Please watch them grow into a beautiful hedge!
Year 6 Pupils
Poems from Science Week
Welcome to our science day,
Lots of fun on the way,
Children dressed in goggles and coats,
Testing raisins - do they sink or float?
The lava lamp was fun to see,
Shake and shake one, two, three,
Red and orange swirl about,
It was a success the children shout.
Alfie's stall had toys to play,
everyone excited by what the pupils had to say
Dalton's rain in a cup
Growing gummy worms I had to suck
Megan's lava lamp, what a joy,
Luke's fingerprints - a serious boy,
Monty busy with the duck floats,
Emma's raisins, rising like boats,
Henry testing with marsh mellow sweets,
Checking your pulse for a beat,
Joe and Will researching the dye,
Which vegetable- the first to spy?
Me with my plasma ball
Parents gathered around, in the hall.