Drumoyne Gardens | Whitley Bay | NE25 9DL
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Langley First School is a two form entry First school. Each year group follows an exciting curriculum that builds on the learning and skills from previous years. 

We work really hard to ensure that each child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Please click on the topic links below to view our topic overviews and learning intentions in detail.

At Langley First School we pride ourselves on our outstanding curriculum, which helps all children to succeed in their academic and personal development through quality first teaching.

Our curriculum is designed and planned to ensure breadth, engagement and depth of learning which meets the needs of all our children. We enrich the basic skills taught in our daily maths and English lessons with a variety of inspiring and innovative teaching and learning to enthuse and challenge our learners. We strive to equip all our pupils with the fundamental skills and enthusiasm for life long learning.

We deliver a rich, skills based curriculum that helps pupils to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding in line with the statutory requirements set out by the National Curriculum. Our curriculum design allows for thorough teaching, practise and repetition through a range of opportunities to allow for depth of learning across each of the subject areas.

We effectively link subjects and real life contexts through our topics to make learning more meaningful and engaging for the children. The topics are taught in year groups and are changed every term or half term. Parents are issued topic overviews at the beginning of each topic. When planning our topics, staff embrace the use of visits and visitors to enrich the curriculum and ensures there are lots of opportunities for outdoor learning. We also take consideration for the promotion of British Values and ensure that every opportunity is take to celebrate diversity and actively promote mutual respect.

The curriculum is further enhanced by our range of extra-curricular clubs and our ‘Spread your Wings and Try Sessions’. These sessions give children the opportunity to choose and try new skills. They take ownership of their learning and experience something new and exciting. All learners are supported in their journey through school within a happy, stimulating and inclusive environment.

Working together with parents and governors, our dedicated team of staff share high expectations for our children to achieve to the best of their abilities, both within the classroom and beyond.

Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through school-based presentations, showcases, performances, competitions and events.

Whole School Curriculum Overviews

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Religious Education

Purpose of study Throughout key stage 1 and 2, pupils explore Christianity and at least two (three in KS2) of the principal religions in this country. They learn about different beliefs about God and the world around them. They encounter and respond to a range of stories, artefacts and other religious materials. They learn to…

Modern Foreign Languages

Purpose of study Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its…

Physical Education

Music

Purpose of study Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a…

Art and Design

Purpose of study Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able…

Design Technology

Purpose of study Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such…

Geography

Purpose of study A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the…

PSHCE

Purpose of study Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able…

Computing

Purpose of study A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles…

History

Purpose of study A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.…

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