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LEAP to success at Lee!


Our Curriculum is based on our commitment to our values:


‘LEAP to success at Lee’

  • Enthusiastic Learner
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Active and Healthy
  • Part of the Community


Our learning behaviours drive our planning and assessment procedures:-

  • Independence and Resilience
  • Collaboration and Relationships
  • Self-Awareness
  • Thinking Skills


Early Years Foundation Stage

In Nursery and Reception we follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Curriculum. This is organised into three Prime and four Specific Areas of Learning.


Prime Areas


Personal, Social, Emotional Development

This involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form authentic relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.


Communication, Language and Literacy

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.


Physical Development

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food. Children receive PE, Yoga, Dance and a host of gross motor activities both in and outdoors.


Specific Areas



Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure.



Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.


Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.


Key Stage One

In KS1 we follow the National Curriculum to teach the following subjects:

Core Subjects

  • English (Speaking & Listening, Reading, Writing and Phonics)
  • Maths (Number, Measures and Geometry)
  • Science

Foundation Subjects

  • Art & Design
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education (Dance, Yoga, Gymnastics, Ball Games)
  • Religious Education (compulsory subject)


The Curriculum, in each year group, is planned through irresistible hooks which entices child initiated learning. Children are organised in mixed ability classes per year group and learning is personalised to meet individual and group needs.  Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) skills promote Fundamental British Values (FBV) as a part of the curriculum and everyday life in school.



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