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From September our timetable has been organised carefully to enable core subjects (Reading, Writing, Maths and Science) to be taught in age based classes. Alongside this, the children have also been placed into community groups where the other wider curriculum subjects, including forest schools and PE with a specialist teacher, alongside the children's community teacher, will be delivered. 

This year we have developed our whole curriculum to provide a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for all of our children, following the Primary National Curriculum. We lay a strong emphasis on an early sound grasp of basic skills in reading, writing and numeracy.  We encourage a sense of wonder and enquiry to promote a love of learning and lay a great emphasis on children taking pride in their work by aiming to achieve a high standard, both in content and presentation across all subject areas.  We encourage independence and promote a sense of life-long learning.

 This year we are also developing the richness of our curriculum through forest schools, using our large outside areas, engaging and participating in more extra curricular activities and clubs, ensuring all children have the opportunity to attend a range of trips throughout the year and inviting visitors in. Alongside this Long Mead is also developing its links with the community and local area, as well as having its own allotment. In order to continue to make our curriculum and the opportunities we offer the children more unique, throughout the year Long Mead will also be hosting sporting events, developing our parental workshops and carrying out focused days/weeks. 

In addition to our academic skills our curriculum is designed to nurture the following life skills:

* Promoting the 5R's (Resilience, resourcefulness, risk-taking, reflectiveness and relationships)

* Promoting British Values (Democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance)

* Leadership skills

* Care for ourselves, others and the surroundings

* Self confidence

* Pride in themselves and their achievements

* Team work and independence

* Skills to resolve arguments and disagreements

* Promote active and healthy lifestyles

* Mind Stimulation

* Increasing a rich and varied vocabulary

* Experimentation 

* Organisation and presentation 

* Inspiration 


Curriculum Plans:


Years 1 - 6

Please find the full National Curriculum here:



We teach a mastery approach to Maths.

Please see the overview for each year group below.

Maths Year 1

Maths Year 2

Maths Year 3

Maths Year 4

Maths Year 5

Maths Year 6


For Science we also follow the Kent Primary Science Scheme of work alongside the National Curriculum.


Keep up to date with what we are doing using the overviews above and remember to have a look at photos and our School Facebook account.

Please note that the school reserves the right to make changes and amendments to the curriculum, based on reviews and evaluations.


If you would like any further information about the curriculum please contact the school office on office@long-mead.kent.sch.uk