Curriculum Overview

Our Early Years Curriculum

Our curriculum in Early Years is very much built around the children’s interests. We build our learning around our observations of the children in their play and information given to us by our parents about the things their children are interested in at home or places they have been to and things that they have done. The children help us to plan for their own learning and no year is ever quite the same! Click here to view what we’re learning this term. The video below is of some of our children practising their sounds – you may wish to practise these sounds at home with your children.

KS1 & KS2 Imaginative Learning Projects / Curriculum Themes

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Autumn term 1 themes across Hillfort

EYFS – Growing

Year 1 – Sticks and Bricks

Year 2 – Castles

Year 3 – A Way through the Woods

Year 4 – Thar be Pirates!

Year 5 – One for All and All for One

Year 6 – It’s all Greek to Me

Our Broad and Balanced Curriculum

We believe passionately in offering children a broad and balanced curriculum here at Liskeard Hillfort.  We believe that children love schools where their imagination, within structure, can roam free.  We believe that children are exhilarated and inspired when given the chance to perform.  Consequently, we place great emphasis on provision in the Arts – music, theatre, dancing and art! Click here to find out more about our provision of ‘The Arts’.

Adventure Learning

We emphasise adventurous, adventurous learning here at schools These documents highlight the topics and skills that children will learn over their time at Liskeard Hillfort.

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Gold partnerships with The Plymouth Centre for Faith and Cultural Diversity

We passionately believe in offering children a broad and well balanced education.  Therefore, we are ‘Gold’ partners with The Plymouth Centre for Faith and Cultural Diversity.  For more information, please click on the here.

Amazing Opening, Fantastic Finishes and Residential Experiences

Context:

We want our children to remember what they have learnt! We believe that the best way to do this is to engage children through ‘hooking’ them in with memorable moments.

So, when the children come back from the holiday, they can be assured that something exciting is about to happen…

Amazing Openings:

We love to captivate children in awe and wonder. This year, we have started our topics with Year 4 participating in live falconry, Year 6 welcoming a gorgeous stallion in preparation for reading ‘War Horse’ whilst Reception children have played detective as the whole classroom became a crime scene!

Every time we start a new unit, we do so with passion and excitement.

Fantastic Finishes:

Naturally, if we have started in an exciting way, we have to finish off on a bang! Many of our topics finish on education visits such as our Year 2 trip to the Plymouth Aquarium and our Year 3 trip to Looe as part of an environmental project. Elsewhere, our Dancers have performed at The Hall for Cornwall, our Year 1s have played Tigger at ‘Bounce’ at Bodmin and our Reception children have explored the local building site! Our teachers take great effort to plan moments that children will remember in fifty years!

Residential Experiences:

As an integral element of our provision in an adventurous academy, we run a series of residential experiences. These progress through the years in challenge to keep children inspired. Over 2016-17 our trips are:

Year 1                      Overnight at the school

Year 2                      2 night stay at Camp Kernow

Year 3                      2 night stay at The Eden Project

Year 4                      2 night stay at The Eden Project (more challenging activities!)

Year 5                      4 night stay at Camp Kernow

Year 6                      2 night stay at Delaware Outdoor Pursuits and 2 night stay visiting London    (Parliament, Brick Lane and The Natural History Museum)

For 2017-18 we have some more exciting destinations in mind. Anyone for an overnight experience camping at the Aquarium?

Combined together, we believe that there are incredible and memorable moments here that won’t ever be forgotten!