At Lostock Gralam, we want our children to experience the awe and wonder of God's world so we are always striving to embed new research, practice and ideas within our Curriculum to ensure it is tailored to suit the current needs of our children.
Our Curriculum Intent
Lostock has a unique curriculum which aims to excite and challenge through knowledge-rich and purposeful exploration which is at the heart of every child. Our curriculum will empower children to be passionate and aspirational about our ever-changing world and inspire them to be the best that they can be .
As a school, we are taking part in the Curriculum Development Project run by Ignite alongside our learning partners Chester Zoo and Action Transport Theatre. Please see our page dedicated to our Zoo Project 2019 for more information.
During the academic year 2019-20, we are continuing to develop an enquiry led approach to the curriculum and will be taking part in a project based around social justice and the refugee crisis. We are looking forward to publishing our curriculum so it is bespoke to the needs of the Lostock child during this academic year.
As part of our aim to ensure that all our children have the same experiences to develop their cultural capital, many extra activities, visits out and visitors in are planned and booked throughout the year to provide enrichment and excitement and to enhance the curriculum further.
Music is taught throughout school. In Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 all children are taught the ukulele and in Year 5 all children have the opportunity to learn the cello or violin. We have visiting keyboard and guitar teachers to further enhance this provision. Many children have the opportunity to learn an instrument and we have a large orchestra and choir.
PE is taught by a specialist sports coach as well as our class teachers. We also have specialist gymnastics and cricket coaches that join us throughout the year.
In Key Stage 2, the children are taught German by Mrs Judge.
Residential visits play an important part in our school and we give our children opportunities and experiences thay may not have access to otherwise such as trvelling on a tram up the Great Orme, skiing, sitting round camp fires in Delamere forest, visiting a castle. Taking part in trips and in on site outdoor learning encourages our children to experience the awe and wonder of God's world and to show respect and care for the things in it.
For more information, please look at our curriculum overview at the bottom of the page. Or just pop in and ask us a question we are always happy to help! And remember to follow us @LostockGralamPr for daily updates on everything we are doing.