Curriculum Overview

Overview of the Curriculum at Green Lane

 

Green Lane provides a broad, balanced curriculum that meets the needs of its pupils. The statutory National Curriculum is only part of this school curriculum.

We aim to teach a modified version of the National Curriculum E.g. by teaching according to individual pupils’ needs and abilities irrespective of their chronological age/key stage or category of SEN.

There are 10 subjects at KS1 (English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Music and PE) 11 subjects at KS2 (+ Languages) with 12 subjects at KS3 (+ Citizenship.) We teach RE at all key stages and KS3 & 4 pupils receive sex education. All pupils in the main body of the school receive discrete PSHE lessons whilst pupils in our discrete ASD provision classes follow the SCERTS programme.

Our school curriculum includes:-

*Nurture support for pupils if needed.

*Individual Speech & Language programmes carried out by trained Speech & Language therapy assistants.

*Additional targeted interventions in the areas of phonics and Maths for those pupils receiving the Pupil Premium.

*Occupational Therapy and sensory programmes for pupils if needed.

 The curriculum at Green Lane also includes music tuition, educational visits, library visits, residentials, Sensory Centre visits, food technology, Inclusion Sports, art exhibitions and enrichment weeks etc.

 

EYFS

Pupils in the Foundation Stage follow a curriculum that is based on the Early Years Curriculum and are currently assessed using the Foundation Stage and P level Bsquared assessment tools.

Pupils work on topics or themes on a 3 year cycle. They access learning in small groups, individually and through continuous provision activities. Emphasis is placed on recording progress through adult directed and child initiated activities.

Pupils have daily English and Maths activities. Synthetic phonics is taught via both POPAT and Letters and Sounds approaches. They have daily access to outdoor provision.

 

KS1

Pupils in Key Stage 1 work on topics or themes over a 2 year cycle. They access role play, imaginative/small world play, construction play, sand / water play and physical play relative to their overall development with links to curriculum areas where appropriate.

Pupils have a daily English and Maths lesson and synthetic phonics is taught via POPAT and Letters & Sounds approaches. Pupils are assessed in English, Maths and PSHE using Bsquared and are presently assessed in Science and Computing using performance indicators based on p-levels/NC levels. The vast majority of pupils are disapplied from the phonics screening test at Yr1.

 

KS2

Pupils in Key Stage 2 work on topics or themes over a 2 year cycle. Pupils begin learning Spanish in class 4 and presently access swimming lessons at Year 3.

Pupils have a daily English and Maths lesson and synthetic phonics is taught via POPAT, Letters & Sounds and Jolly Phonics approaches.

Pupils are assessed in English, Maths and PSHE using Bsquared and are presently assessed in Science and Computing using performance indicators based on p-levels/NC levels. End of key stage assessments are done through teacher assessments.

  

KS3

Pupils in Key Stage 3 follow an adapted National Curriculum for all the core and foundation subjects. They are taught discreet lessons in these areas including Maths, English, Science, Computing, PSHE (including Sex Ed), Citizenship, History, Geography, RE, Spanish, PE, Design Tech and Food Tech. Pupils are grouped by ability and use lots of active lessons and interactive resources to get the most out of the sessions. Pupils are assessed in English, Maths, Science, Citizenship and Computing using performance indicators based on P-levels/NC levels. End of key stage assessments are done through teacher assessments.

 

KS4

It is our intention at Key Stage 4 to seek as many opportunities for accreditation for the work and attainment of our learners. Key Stage 4 learners are organised into ability groups for some areas of the curriculum ensuring that we have pathways of qualifications and accreditations at levels appropriate to each group. We currently offer the following pathways to accreditation.

  • Personal progress – Entry Level 1
  • P.E and Maths – Entry Level 1/2/3
  • Cope – Level 1
  • ASDAN – Bronze and Silver Award
  • Personal and Social Development - Entry Level 1/2/3
  • English / Maths / Computing – Functional Skills at Entry Level 1/2/3
  • Maths / Art – GCSE
  • Unit Awards Scheme in Maths and English

Our pupils are also given the opportunity to take part in a variety of enrichment activities such as Car Maintenance, the Respect course and the PGL residential.

Progress is tracked through pupil’s accreditation levels as well as through performance indicators based on P-levels/NC levels in the areas of English, Maths, Science, Citizenship and Computing.