Infant School Curriculum

At Ladysmith Infant and Nursery school, when we refer to the ‘Curriculum’, we not only mean the National Curriculum but also the range of extracurricular activities and the ‘hidden curriculum’ (what children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave). This curriculum gives our children rich and meaningful learning experiences which they can link together in order to enable deep understanding of the subjects taught. 

We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills so that they can achieve their full potential. Our scheme based on the "Characteristics of Learning" has developed over time and children are able to talk about their own learning behaviour using animals to represent each key behaviour. (See below for details.)

On Mondays, the school  meets for an assembly that sets the theme for the week and on Friday we hold our "Celebration" assembly. Class assemblies are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Our Nursery and Reception base their curriculum around the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory framework. It can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Our Year One and Two Classes follow the National Curriculum, which you can access below by clicking on the link.

Year group curriculum letters detail what is being covered in each subject over each term with more to discover on each curriculum web page.