Learning at Lingfield Primary School is underpinned by a sound knowledge of how children think and learn. Staff, within all aspects of school life, share in the belief that our main aim is to foster respect, resilience and positive relationships through a challenging and inspiring curriculum which results in children moving on from Lingfield as responsible citizens set up for a love of lifelong learning.

As a teaching school, we are committed to the professional development of all members of staff. We believe that learning is a continuous journey which begins at home. Parents are the first educators in a child’s life and our professional responsibility is to build on these foundations by providing a curriculum that is: broad and balanced; meets the needs of all children and promotes the values of a British school in the 21st century.

Our school community of children, parents, staff and governors work in partnership to inspire all children to realise their full potential. We aim for us all, as learners, to:

Be well balanced, healthy individuals, who feel safe and valued as part of a caring community that celebrates success.

Develop into happy and confident individuals with a secure foundation in learning that will last throughout our lives.

Value and understand religious and moral beliefs and develop a respect and tolerance for the views of others.

Be confident enough to take risks in our learning.

Be independent thinkers who are able to seek solutions creatively and co-operatively.

Experience and actively participate in an enjoyable and challenging curriculum with high expectations for all.

Be able to listen to others and articulate our own responses in order to share and develop learning.

To this aim, we have developed our Contexts for Learning; a cross-curricular planning tool that pulls together the individual National Curriculum subjects under one, cohesive umbrella.

Context for Learning

At Lingfield, we aim to present learning to children in a way that is both meaningful and purposeful. Where and when appropriate, we want children to have the opportunity to engage in practical, real life experiences that add another dimension to the curriculum. We also recognise the importance and value of well-planned trips and visitors as a hook into learning.

  • Throughout our Contexts for Learning, we aim to provide: 
  • First-hand experiences relevant to the ages and stages of the children.
  • Specific tasks where children can communicate their learning to others and understand the rationale and subject skills being rehearsed.
  • Investigative learning that uses skills and knowledge in an open-ended way, applying old skills to new problems and applying concepts to new situations.
  • A curriculum underpinned by social, moral, spiritual and cultural values
  • Explicit opportunities to link learning across subjects where and when appropriate
  • Opportunities for children to become involved in the planning and shaping of a context, building on what they know already and what they need to learn next.
  • Regular practice and application of old as well as new skills.
  • A curriculum that encourages children to pursue their own interests and develop the ability to learn independently.
  • A curriculum that fosters our three Rs of respect, resilience and relationships.