We believe learning is for life: a dynamic journey of discovery, bringing rich rewards and a sense of success and fulfilment, ensuring children are enabled to make the most of every opportunity that life has to offer.
At Leesland, the curriculum is the totality of experiences which are planned for children as they progress through the federation. We are committed to developing a coherent, flexible and enriched curriculum which raises aspirations, drives ambition, and secures the highest standards in all areas.
Children will be engaged, motivated and confident with emerging and evolving technologies which will achieve high quality learning. As a Local Authority maintained school, we follow the National Curriculum in its entirety.
Maths and English are taught every day. We use the Read Write Inc. programme to support phonics teaching and Inspire Maths to support learning in maths. Where ever possible, skills and knowledge are taught in context and through a clear 'learning journey' which links relevant ideas together.
Computing skills are taught progressively right from the start, and the children use a wide range of technology across their learning.
We understand the importance of children growing and developing successfully in every aspect of their lives. For this reason, personal and social education, physical education and sport, and religious education are important elements of their learning. We are proud of our arts and creative curriculum at Leesland and strongly believe that every child needs a well balanced range of learning opportunities.
We welcome the involvement of our parents and carers and provide a number of opportunities to be involved with classroom and school events. We want learning to be a real family affair, and as happy children make happy learners, we want our parents to know that we are always here to listen and to help.
In both Infant and Junior schools, we follow the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. This is called 'Living Difference'.
Foundations for Learning
We have worked with other local schools (those who mainly feed into Bay House, and Bay House School itself) to develop a common framework of skills and attitudes that all people need in order to be successful learners. The aim is for a common language and mindset to be developed which will progress for children and young people from the age of 4 or 5, right through to when they are 16 or 18 years old.
Philosophy for Children
We have introduced an exciting new element to the Leesland curriculum called Philosophy for Children (P4C).
P4C is an enquiry based learning tool, where pupils take the lead and the teacher 'facilitates' the learning. the foundations of P4C are creative, critical, caring and collaborative thinking. P4C drives questioning, reasoning and independent learning skills and, as research shows, it accelerates academic progress. Please see the Research Highlights brochure below for more details about the impact P4C has on children's learning. The research was carried out by the Education Endowment Trust.