Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact
At Ling Bob, our broad and balanced curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, however it is carefully tailored to suit the needs and interests of the pupils within our school. It has been designed so that all children make progress from their low starting points on entry to the
school and that all children develop a love for learning with a particular focus on reading. Our children will develop a vast array of skills and knowledge which they can transfer across different subjects within the curriculum.
The staff at Ling Bob ensure enrichment is at the heart of the curriculum we teach. Our children come to school with different life experiences and this can have a huge impact on their vocabulary and understanding throughout all key stages. We strive to offer our pupils a very wide range of experiences, trips and workshops to extend their cultural capital and also their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live and how it can help their learning in the classroom become more tangible.
Throughout school, skills, attitudes and values are developed to prepare the children for the next stage of learning and prepare them for the next stage in their lives. We believe that effective learning takes place when there is considerable emphasis on active involvement, opportunities to talk both imaginatively, expressively and to explain and clarify thinking.
The school has high expectation for all pupils, including those with SEND for whom we adapt the curriculum appropriately. We strive to promote the mental health and well-being of our children. This is woven through the curriculum so that at each stage of their learning, children learn how to keep themselves safe, well and active. We place a strong focus on physical education, with a growing number of extra-curricular clubs on offer to ensure children have opportunities to maintain and develop a healthy, active lifestyle.
We want our children to have high ambitions and aspirations and we provide the tools and support to allow them to achieve these dreams in future life. The school also expects everyone to develop and show a sense of responsibility, confidence and resilience whether alone, together, at work or at play. We also actively promote Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural values and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain.
|Click on the following links to read more about our curriculum:|
|Primary National Curriculum in England and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years.|
Curriculum Booklets are published termly to show you what the children will be learning, they contain information about lesson content, important dates and information about how you can help your child at home.
Spring Term 2023
Autumn Term 2022
Ofsted define cultural capital as…
“As part of making the judgement about the quality of education, inspectors will consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum: ‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’ “
Every child and family who joins our setting will have their own knowledge and experiences that will link to their culture and wider family. This might include: languages, beliefs, traditions, cultural and family heritage, interests, travel and work.
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
Cultural capital gives power. It helps children achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital. Cultural capital is having assets that give children the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.
Ling Bob J, I & N School, Albert Road, Pellon, Halifax, HX2 0QD