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The Curriculum


The Curriculum Intention

“Excellence is never an accident.  It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

The intent of our curriculum is to ensure that all our young people are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to access their next stage of learning whilst following the key aims of the National Curriculum. Our carefully sequenced curriculum aims to establish fluency and then challenge students to extend these solid foundations to reason mathematically and problem-solve in unfamiliar contexts.

Themes and key ideas are threaded throughout with concepts regularly interleaved over 5 years to provide spaced learning and to improve our students’ ability to accurately recall knowledge and apply it to a variety of problems.

New concepts are broken up into simpler, smaller steps that build on retained prior learning. Consistent use of representations and explanations are seen over time to nurture a deeper conceptual understanding. The curriculum demonstrates a focus on depth over breadth and when initial understanding is seen, concepts should be explored and students challenged, providing students with an understanding of the coherent and connected nature of mathematics.

The Implementation; how the Lawnswood Links are addressed

Learning Journeys