Contexts for Learning

At Lingfield, we aim to present learning to children in a way that is both meaningful and purposeful. Where and when appropriate, we want children to have the opportunity to engage in practical, real life experiences that add another dimension to the curriculum. We also recognise the importance and value of well-planned trips and visitors as a hook into learning.

  • Throughout our Contexts for Learning, we aim to provide: 
  • First-hand experiences relevant to the ages and stages of the children.
  • Specific tasks where children can communicate their learning to others and understand the rationale and subject skills being rehearsed.
  • Investigative learning that uses skills and knowledge in an open-ended way, applying old skills to new problems and applying concepts to new situations.
  • A curriculum underpinned by social, moral, spiritual and cultural values
  • Explicit opportunities to link learning across subjects where and when appropriate
  • Opportunities for children to become involved in the planning and shaping of a context, building on what they know already and what they need to learn next.
  • Regular practice and application of old as well as new skills.
  • A curriculum that encourages children to pursue their own interests and develop the ability to learn independently.
  • A curriculum that fosters our three Rs of respect, resilience and relationships.

We are now following the new, National Curriculum 2014. This document sets out the expectations across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as well as detailing learning outcomes for each year group across the core subject areas of English, Maths and ICT. Curriculum 2014 is underpinned by the philosophy that children need to master the skills and knowledge of a subject and demonstrate this understanding across a range of meaningful situations.