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** Our curriculum is currently on a journey of review and embedding. The following statement sets out our current intent, and will be updated as our curriculum journey continues. **

Education at Laceyfield isn’t just about being brilliant now, it is about enabling our staff and young people to become the best version of themselves, achieving optimum happiness and success for life. Our bee-haviours for learning underpin our curriculum intent and implementation, which are based on current research in educational neuroscience, expert pedagogy and psychology for learning. We believe in an ethical education in which children make good choices because they know they are morally right, not for reward or to avoid punishment.

Our curriculum aims to develop the cultural capital that children need to be successful in life. We know that a reading rich, vocabulary rich environment is pivotal in supporting children to acquire certain knowledge, and believe that this works best when done in engaging, inspirational and motivational ways which spark our children to ‘be curious’. We also know that to ensure learning is embedded, we have to create links between existing and new knowledge, revisit knowledge cyclically to ensure retention and create a culture of high expectations.

At LaceyField, we also believe that our children thrive when they access a broad range of opportunities and experiences in which they can ‘be on the team’ such as: engaging with experts in the field; working collaboratively with others; and embedding links with our local community and the wider community. This enables them to access a variety of different subjects and topics, and supports children and teachers in discovering their talents.

By providing this curriculum, we believe that our children will have the mindset, knowledge and skills which enable them to be ‘busy being brilliant’ as they move on to the rest of their lives.


Read, Write Inc. Phonics

Our pupils learn to read and write effectively and quickly using the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme. They progress onto Read Write Inc. Spelling once they can read with accuracy and speed.

The programme is for pupils in Nursery to Year 2 who are learning to read and write.

In Read Write Inc. Phonics pupils:

  • Decode letter-sound correspondences quickly and effortlessly, using their phonic knowledge and skills
  • Read common exception words on sight
  • Understand what they read
  • Read aloud with fluency and expression
  • Write confidently, with a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar
  • Spell quickly and easily by segmenting the sounds in words
  • Acquire good handwriting.