Our Great Place to Learn

Lakeside Primary Curriculum

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

Lakeside Curriculum Statement:

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

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Pride in learning

Reading for life   ‚Äč


Understanding myself

Drive and motivation

At Lakeside we provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced which leads to high levels of pupil engagement.  In order to succeed in life, 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 feel it is important for our children to become confident and articulate members of society, who can share their knowledge, thoughts and opinions (cultural capital).  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.

The following additional schemes of work are used:

Phonics is taught the Harmony Trust Phonics Framework, which is aligned to Letters and Sounds.

Maths is taught using a mastery approach using a range of resources including, Power Maths and White Rose.

Spelling is taught using a range of resources including the No Nonsense Spelling scheme.

Handwriting is taught using Letterjoin scheme of planning and resources.  

PSHE /RSH is taught using The Harmony Trust’s agree scheme.

As a Thrive school, SEMH is a fundamental thread that runs across the curriculum.

Music  uses the 'Music Express' curriculum from Reception to Year 3. In Year ‘s 4, 5 & 6 children learn about the history of music, and explore resources from BBC Ten Pieces materials, they also learn to play an instrument through the Derbyshire Music Partnership.

RE is taught through the new 2020 Derby City RE scheme

PE uses the Real PE scheme and is supported through specific sports and swimming sessions.

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


Harmony Trust Curriculum Statement and Great PLace to Learn Statement:




Each Subject Area has a website page where you will find more details about that subjects curriculum content, intent, implementation and impact.  Find these under the curriculum tab.   

The whole school topic overview can be found here: https://www.lakeside.theharmonytrust.org/page/topic-overview-2022-23/54559 

Any questions or queries about what is included in the learning please speak to your child’s class teacher or contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Baker-Heath - Head of Academy.


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