At Longtown Primary School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is created from a variety of sources including The National Curriculum, The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Discovery RE. It is the school belief that ‘Children come first’ therefore our curriculum needs to be vibrant, stimulating, engaging, exciting and most of all make learning fun. From this ethos, our pupils leave Longtown Primary School with a rich knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed in the next phase of their learning adventure.

Cumbria Education Trust Curriculum

Here at Longtown we are following a bespoke curriculum created by our partner school, Yewdale Primary, that developed the starting point of our topic sessions using the International Primary Curriculum. The IPC is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-12 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning. It has been designed to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. Learning with the IPC takes a global approach helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The outcome has been to create a curriculum that delivers the national curriculum but at the same time offers a curriculum offer that is unique within the CET.

To support the teaching and planning of RE, we use Discovery RE which is an enquiry – based approach to Religious Education for primary children of all ages. It is a progressive scheme that is broken into four steps; Engagement, Investigation, Evaluation and Expression. Through the enquiry based approach, children not only gain knowledge and understanding of a variety of world religions, but also develop an understanding of how beliefs impact on daily lives.

French is delivered in all classes in KS2 and is based on the National Curriculum Guidance for Foreign Languages.

Long term plans for English:

Long Term Plans for Maths:

International Primary Curriculum Long Term Plans:

Details of the National Curriculum can be found here: