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Lavendon School

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Our Curriculum

We are currently in a transition period in regards to our curriculum design and offer. From September 2022, we will be using the Dimensions 'Learning Means the World' as a vehicle to support the implementation of our broad and balanced curriculum.

The rationale behind the new curriculum can be found below.


Lavendon School Dimensions Curriculum Rationale

To ensure that key knowledge is covered before we move to following our new curriculum, we are teaching some aspects of science and history discretely during the Summer Term. This means that all of the children will have covered the required skills, concepts and knowledge required by the end of their time at Lavendon School. 


Please see our amended overviews for Summer Term within our Foundation Subjects Long Term Overview section below.

The curriculum at Lavendon is underpinned by the values that staff and children have chosen as being important to them:








In addition to our whole school values, every child is valued as an individual. We aim to nurture well rounded, respectful and confident children who will develop skills for life-long learning. We support our children on their learning journey and encourage them to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously and ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of our school.


We have organised our curriculum into five overarching themes for the whole school to follow. Each theme has either a geography or history focus and allows the children to revisit and build upon prior learning throughout the year, as well as from previous year’s learning. By having five themes, teachers have the flexibility to extend learning within a particular area based upon the children’s interests or to take into account shorter school terms.


Where possible, we have made cross-curricular links, so that the children have the opportunity to recognise links and notice patterns between and across themes, time periods and individual subjects. However, we also recognise that subjects, such as science, sometimes require discrete teaching and have accounted for this within our curriculum design also.


As a result, our curriculum aims to:

  • Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils that’s coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge for skills and future learning and employment
  • Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
  • Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
  • Promote a positive attitude towards learning
  • Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
  • Equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life
  • Promote the learning and development of our youngest children and ensure they are ready for Key Stage 


Please see below for further information about the coverage of each subject within each year group. Additional information  can also be found on the class pages of the website or by speaking to your child’s class teacher.