The children are at the heart of our curriculum
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop and build their self-esteem and self-confidence.
We encourage our children to have high aspirations and strive for the best. We want our children to be responsible and effective by the time they finish their journey at Lickhill Primary school and move onto the next phase of their lives.
Over the last two years we have been developing the curriculum that we provide for our children. Our main aim is to provide exciting, stimulating topics which the children become fully absorbed in using a cross-curricular approach. We strive to encompass as many curriculum subjects into each topic, making them relevant and meaningful for our children.
We use a number of different approaches to explore and deliver the topics to ensure we enable our children to develop all the skills they need to be confident and successful learners. All our children are involved in the planning stage of new topics as we value their ideas and contributions; we believe that children learn best when they are able to steer and direct their own learning. We want our children to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning and spark a desire for life long learning.
Thrive - Whole school ethos
We passionately believe in and deliver a creative curriculum which builds children’s social and emotional resilience, draws upon the latest research in brain development and recognises the importance of strong relationships with parents, families and teachers.
To fulfill our aim of creating successful children who engage better in their learning and gain skills for future successes in society we have adopted a wonderful approach known as Thrive.
Through our Thrive approach of using the latest research into brain development we know that the brain has incredible plasticity. This means that new pathways can be developed in a child’s brain! Our skill as Thrive practitioners is to help the child to develop new pathways where they are needed most by using skilled assessment around six Thrive Developmental Strands.
Our Thrive co-ordinator and Thrive practitioners have undergone rigorous training to ensure they are fully equipped to work with the wider staff team to deliver breathtakingly simple and effective strategies and activities which support the development of each unique child. These tried and tested strategies and activities are individualised for children and their families to provide unique experiences, which done repeatedly with a familiar adult do many things including:
At Lickhill Primary School we follow the National Curriculum; if you would like to find out more about our curriculum and how it is delivered, please feel free to talk to a member of staff or make an appointment with the main office to come in and find out more.