Classes & Curriculum
“Let all that you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14)
At Lympstone we have 6 classes, this means that each child will be in the same class base for at least one year. Some children could be in two separate classes for two years. All Foundation children will always be in Oak Class and all of Year 6 will always be in Beech Class. This structure means that the class cohorts will change each year enabling the mixing of different year groups in one class. The final class make up will depend of each individual cohort and how many children there are in each year group for any given academic year. We always ensure that your child is with some of their friends but being a small school, children have ample opportunity to mix outside of the classroom. The classes are determined mainly on academic ability and social and emotional need. Where year groups are split, we focus on whether or not each individual would gain from being in a class with older or younger children from an academic and curriculum pace point of view and a confidence and maturity point of view.
Our children really benefit from having the opportunity to mix with other year groups and having a little more nurture and curriculum delivery of the basics for their year group where necessary, or from being pushed and having a higher expectation if they are ready for it.
Each class has a TA in the morning to support the teacher with teaching and learning. Some classes may have additional support depending on the needs of the children in the class. Foundation, Willow and Sycamore have full time TA support.
We pride ourselves on offering children an exciting and varied curriculum. Please view our rolling programme for an overview of the whole school learning. For further information on our Curriculum please visit our Curriculum Statement and our Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement below.
Children also study the following Foundation subjects:-
- Design and Technology
- Modern Foreign Languages
Parents will receive termly class newsletters and curriculum maps. If you would like to know more about your child's curriculum please make an appointment to see the class teacher.
Our Ofsted 2018 inspection report highlighted that the:
"Curriculum design is skilfully developed and offers pupils a range of exciting learning learning opportunities. Pupils' learning is enriched in many different ways beyond the classroom and pupils are proud of their work."