Here at Longford, our aim is to produce independent, forward thinking and confident learners who are adaptable to modern advances with the ability to shape their own futures.
All national curriculum subjects are delivered through links to a series of mini topics. Each of which begins with a 'fascinator' to excite the children and stimulate and encourage the development of questions, awe and wonder. Fascinators can take the form of trips, visitors and staged events. Children then continue to immerse themselves in their topics, taking ownership of their learning through the development and application of new skills.
We encourage parents to be as involved in their child's learning as possible, through shared reading and homework projects related to topic areas covered throughout the school year.
At Longford we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will want to learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.
Please click the link below to view National Curriculum Content and the way it is linked to our topics.