Our Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

  • At Lew Trenchard Church of England Primary School the curriculum aims to give our children the knowledge, skills and understanding to achieve to their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. This takes place in the context of a safe and nurturing school environment where each individual child is known and each individual child’s learning journey is unique to them.
  • We aim to give the children the necessary skills to prepare them for life in modern British society. As a truly inclusive primary school our curriculum reflects both the context of the school and the experiences of the children. This enables the children to be aspirational, to fulfil their potential and reach the highest of expectations that we have of them. We want all our pupils to truly reach their potential in everything they do,
  • Our priority is to enable the children to succeed by providing a rich, relevant and exciting curriculum. In doing so the children will develop a lifelong love of learning. Reading for information and pleasure, writing for different purposes and being able to apply their maths skills to real life situations. Being able to explain, analyse and persuade is at the heart of what we do.
  • Our approach to delivering a creative curriculum ensures that we fully implement the National Curriculum. We follow a theme-based approach to learning in the belief that children learn best when logical connections are made between different aspects of their work. We encourage project work and research-based learning to encourage the children to have enquiring minds, to take ownership of their own learning, fostering independence and developing resilience.
  • At Lew Trenchard Church of England Primary School, we believe that learning is an active collaboration between home and school. In addition to regular home learning such as reading, spelling and learning number facts (tables and number bonds). We share the theme learning through knowledge organisers and encourage families to become involved in project work and topics.
  • The children are taught in 3 key stages – the Early Years Foundation stage, Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. In the Foundation Stage the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 the children follow the National Curriculum, adapted and extended to meet our contextual needs.
  • Please see our reading/phonics pages for more information about how we teach early reading. 
Curriculum Overview
Lew Trenchard Themes Rolling Programme
Learning Objectives for Maths and English
We follow the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning and Mastering Number.
In English teaching we use:
The Literacy Tree
RWI and RWI Spelling
Accelerated Reader 
and Letterjoin
We enrich our science with high quality platforms to support our learners understanding and growth in knowledge, including TigTag, Explorify, PSTT and PLAN.
We use an adapted version of the National Computing Scheme.
Religious Education
For our RE we follow the Devon Agreed Syllabus and we use a scheme of learning called Understanding Christianity.
Art & DT
We use an adapted version of the Scottish Borders Scheme of Learning.
PSHE Scheme of Work
We follow the Brook Scheme for PSHE and RSE.
At Lew Trenchard we follow the Charunga scheme of learning.
We teach French as our MFL in year's 3-6 - covering what is detailed below over a rolling programme.
Our school follows the Striver Scheme of learning for its PE.  This is adapted to meet the needs of our mixed age classes.
Please class pages for a termly overview of each year groups PE coverage.