Integrated Curriculum 2020-21

Lakeside Curriculum

“An engaging curriculum is the bedrock of good learning.”

Curriculum Statement:

At Lakeside our curriculum creates PROUD learners who acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in life. ​

​                 Pride in learning

                 Reading for life   ​


                 Understanding myself 

                 Drive and motivation


At Lakeside we provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced which leads to high levels of pupil engagement.  We aim for our learners to have, a knowledge and understanding of the world they live in, to develop a respect for other cultures and become a responsible citizen.  We believe in a creative, integrated and linked curriculum which we strive to achieve by developing in our learners the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation.   The curriculum is enriched by the use of exciting experiences for children including visits, visitors to school and a programme of extra-curricular activities which include a sleepover in school for Year 2, 3 and 6 and overnight residential experiences for Year 4, 5 and 6.

The National Curriculum attainment targets and programmes of study will be used to support teachers in developing high quality plans, ensuring progression of skills and coverage of curriculum areas.

Each year group experience 6 topics throughout the year where English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Computing, PHSE (Drug Ed and SRE), SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) Languages (French), Physical Education,  Art and Design, Design and Technology, Music, and Religious Eduaction, are integrated into their learning.

Outdoor learning at Lakeside is an integral part of our integrated curriculum. Through curriculum planning the outdoor education is incorporated. This consists of use of immediate school grounds, Alvaston Park and the local area, all off site educational visits, residential visits and extra-curricular physical activities.

Each subject area has named leaders, their roles are to monitor the effectiveness of their subject and ensure all learners are progressing.

The following additional schemes of work are used to support teachers planning:

PE is taught using RealPE which is a holistic approach to PE, developing the mind as well as the body, alongside more traditional sports teaching.

Phonics is taught through Letters and Sounds.

Maths is taught using a mastery approach using planning and resoucres such as Power Maths.

Spelling is taught from Year 2 upwards using the No Nonsense Spelling scheme.

PSHE is delivered through the Derbyshire LA scheme PSHE Matters, across all subjects and through assemblies.

Music will be taught using Music Express.

Religious Education is taught through the 2020-25 Derby City LA RE scheme.

Children will also watch Newsround at least 3 times a week and discuss current affairs.

Click on the links below to see the Whole School Curriculum Overview.

Click on the links below to see the objectives taught in each subject area. 

Any questions or queries about what is included in the learning please speak to your child’s class teacher.

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