Langland Road, Netherfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 4HA

01908 670 712

office@langlandschool.org.uk

Langland Community School

Learning 

Our Mission: Our Expectations

    Be our Best: Be Ready…Be Respectful…Be Safe… 
#TeamLangland

Our Curriculum Statement:

‘We have belief in ourselves and each other on our journey of continuous learning.’

#TeamLangland

At Langland Community School, our curriculum recognises the children’s prior learning, experiences and typical gaps in knowledge. Our ambitious curriculum addresses these, particularly for the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs, with some of our most vulnerable children receiving an enhanced nurture provision.  We understand the importance of building on skills, knowledge and understanding and, as reflected by our Curriculum Statement, we promote that learning is lifelong and continuous. The curriculum is preparing our children for the next stage of their journey and provides enriching experiences, enabling them to know and remember more, and empowering and equipping them for today, tomorrow and the future. At Langland, we believe that children’s well-being and their emotional, behavioural and social development are key to building well-rounded citizens, who lead successful lives. Therefore, at Langland PSHE is a core subject, interwoven throughout our Curriculum offer.

The National Curriculum is the learning framework which drives our broad curriculum and supports us to define our end points. To reflect our school’s unique context and to ensure our children have the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding, self-belief and cultural capital - underpinning our curriculum is the Langland North Star.

Our Langland North Star:

#everychildconfidentintheiruniquecontribution

#everychildareader

#everychildawriter

#everychildamathematicalthinker

The North Star guides our children to a clear end point and to a world of essential knowledge they need to become contributing citizens. It benefits our children, particularly the disadvantaged, as it gives them the hands-on experiences needed to enable them to succeed.

 Our curriculum is designed to repeatedly revisit and build upon key areas of learning to ensure that children’s prior knowledge, skills and understanding are fully embedded. This approach benefits all pupils, particularly SEND children. Our Curriculum is intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of every child so they have a rich vocabulary, are academically fluent and therefore are able to make connections between concepts. To do this, we firstly immerse children into the learning experience, encourage and inspire them to innovate and then finally, provide them with opportunities to independently apply their skills and knowledge.

Langland’s North Star Principles and Goals

#Every Child Confident in their Unique Contribution

Our children will leave our school:

  • with a developing knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live;
  • with well-developed social skills that enable them to contribute to their community;
  • understanding and using the power of words to unite people and resolve conflict;
  • able to keep themselves safe, recognise and manage their feelings;
  • able to form positive relationships, respectful of others;
  • with high expectations, confident to challenge themselves.

#Every Child a Writer

Our children will leave our school:

  • with a strong, positive sense of themselves as writers;
  • with a desire to write which meets the needs of their reader;
  • inspired to draw upon their own experiences;
  • able to write legibly, fluently and accurately;
  • able to form, articulate and communicate their ideas in a well organised way.

#Every Child a Reader

Our children will leave our school:

  • with a love of reading – a desire to read to themselves and others for pleasure and to inform;
  • able to read fluently and effortlessly;
  • able to understand and appreciate the views and ideas of others;
  • with their vocabulary expanded and their curiosity and imagination ignited;
  • enthusiastic to gain knowledge that builds on what they already know.

#Every Child a Mathematical Thinker

Our children will leave our school:

  • with a strong sense of the power of mathematics to influence the world around them;
  • as a creative thinker, able to reason and solve mathematical problems in a range of contexts within and beyond the school day;
  • being fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics;
  • able to connect mathematical ideas fluently, accurately and rapidly;
  • able to enthusiastically and confidently use and apply their mathematical knowledge and skills.

Wider Curriculum Principles and Goals

Our Themed Curriculum incorporates science history, geography, a design and technology. Where appropriate, we make links through our Themed Curriculum to other Curriculum areas. Where this is not appropriate, subjects are taught discretely and connections are made e.g. Languages, Computing, RE, Music and PE. The content of Wider Curriculum is sequenced and progressive.

Our children will leave our school:

  • with a curiosity to explore and question the world around them and an excitement to seek answers;
  • enthusiastic to gain knowledge and make connections that build upon what they already know to remember more;
  • having acquired a rich vocabulary and subject specific language to articulate their knowledge of taught concepts;
  • with an understanding of significant events, people and places and their impact on Britain and the wider world today;
  • inspired by experiences including visits, visitors and themed events;
  • being able to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding across a range of contexts, encompassing the Langland North Star principles.