Challenge, enjoyment and creativity lie at the centre of the curriculum offered to pupils at Lydgate Infant School (as expressed in our school motto of ‘Aiming High & Having Fun!’), with our curriculum structured thematically in order to offer interesting and immersive learning experiences for our young pupils.  This immersive educational experience is underpinned by carefully planned and well-sequenced learning activities in each subject area, with a strong focus upon the acquisition of discrete and applied early reading skills (see below for more information), allowing each child to learn more and remember more each day in a fun and enjoyable context.

Please see below to find out more about each yeargroup’s learning themes throughout the year (click on the relevant ‘Learning Overview’), and to find out more about the planned progression of skills and knowledge in each curriculum subject area which underpin these experiences (click on the relevant subject tag).  You will see that as an Infant setting our children’s learning is linked to two distinct curricula, the Early Years’ Curriculum for our F2 (Reception) pupils, and the National Curriculum for our KS1 (Y1 & Y2) pupils.  You can also take a look at some of the fantastic learning produced by the children as part of their learning activities on each curriculum subject page as indicated.

Opportunities for outdoor learning are carefully integrated into planned activities, with pupils able to access the school’s well-established outdoor spaces as part of their offered curriculum, as well as in pursuit of Forest School, ScrapShed and other enhancements. The school also has a well maintained Wildlife Garden, accessible to pupils as part of their curricular activities and playtime experiences.

Sustainability and environmental awareness forms a central pillar of the curriculum experienced by pupils, with the school’s Green Team structures supporting and further developing its status as an Eco-Schools’ Green Flag (‘Gold Award’) setting.

Children’s personal and social development is supported at the school through its Learning for Life (L4L) provision. This utilises activities and themes from a variety of PSHCE programmes (e.g. Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning; Philosophy for Children (P4C); and the school’s Relationships and Health Education curriculum) to ensure coherent progression in the children’s ability to develop their own personal qualities and values, enhance their awareness of feelings and emotions, and interact positively and with respect to the needs of others.


Learning Overviews


Foundation Year 1 Year 2

F2 Autumn 1

F2 Autumn 2

F2 Spring 1

F2 Spring 2

F2 Summer 1

F2 Summer 2

Y1 Autumn 1

Y1 Autumn 2

Y1 Spring 1

Y1 Spring 2

Y1 Summer 1

Y1 Summer 2

Y2 Autumn 1

Y2 Autumn 2

Y2 Spring 1

Y2 Spring 2

Y2 Summer 1

Y2 Summer 2