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The Curriculum at Longcot and Fernham CE Primary School

At Longcot and Fernham CE Primary School, we want our pupils to love learning, be excited, passionate and challenged by our deep, rich curriculum and prepared for the next stage of learning.

Curriculum Overview

Children are at the heart of Longcot and Fernham CE Primary School and we strive to ensure that all children feel safe, secure and truly valued as individuals. We provide a curriculum which enables every child to have access to high quality personalised learning opportunities.

In formulating our Curriculum we took into account our key learning priorities:

  • Engaging learners in an exciting, challenging and creative approach to learning
  • Application of English and maths skills to consistently maintain and raise standards
  • Making links with the community through enterprise and collaborative learning events
  • Working creatively (incorporating expressive and creative arts, design and technology)
  • Learning from the world around us (through regular educational visits and visitors)


Learning challenges are carefully pitched to ensure children access work at age related expectations, with regular and sustained challenges. Basic skills are an integral part of this and are developed as a consequence. We ensure children work at their age-related expectations and encourage and support children to exceed their own expectations through challenge.

To support engagement ‘wow’ events, trip and visitors are planned to provide first hand, real experiences.

Our curriculum approach is found through our curriculum intent, equalities objectives, SEND policy and accessibility plan. 


Curriculum Intent

At Longcot and Fernham CE Primary School, the curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

We place strong emphasis on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all our pupils and our school community has identified a clear set of values that underpin expectations for behaviour for all members of our school family.

Every child is recognised as an unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use a Growth Mindset approach to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence, resilience and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become life-long learners.



For further information about the curriculum please visit the class pages where our termly Curriculum Newsletters are displayed, and click the tabs below for subject specific information 


Long term Plans

Here you will find the long term planning document for each year of the three year rolling cycle. They should be read in conjunction with the curriculum statements and progression documents, which can be found under each curriculum subject tab above. 

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