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Vision for our Curriculum

At The Langley Academy Primary, we believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of learning and willingness to explore.


KS1 (5)Values: Kindness, Courage, Family, Respect, Independence and Brilliance

Driving force for Curriculum: cultural capital, internationalism, bringing the world closer.

The curriculum at TLAP is planned around what we would like our children to know, understand, do and be at the end of their time with us. The curriculum is not limited to the time children spend in lessons but the holistic learning and experiences that encompass their time at school.

Our curriculum is enriched by our strong ethos based on museum learning, to promote ‘Curiosity, Exploration and Discovery’. We ensure the children have a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning. As we are committed to developing the whole child, our pupils will have the opportunity to be creative, become culturally aware, be physically active and to be academically challenged.

We aim to encourage everyone’s individuality, and support all children to become curious, independent learners. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that enables each child to develop personally, socially, emotionally, physically, creatively, culturally and intellectually to their full potential. The curriculum is designed to provide access and opportunity for all children who attend the school.  It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

By using a topic-based approach to our curriculum, the children are taught disciplinary skills, concepts and knowledge and are encouraged to see links and connections between subjects. Each term has a theme or subjects focus which allows for opportunity for cross year group working or whole school study. For example, in the Spring term, the whole school takes part in a ‘Take One Picture’ project in which the questions children ask about a chosen painting leads the learning for that unit. All children in the school have dedicated freeflow within their timetable in which they pursue their own learning interests.

We use the National Curriculum as a starting point to base our curriculum on to provide our pupils with a wide and varied learning experience.

Learning is brought to life in our school using the concept of museum learning. The approach is designed to engage the sense and emotions to make learning purposeful, memorable and long lasting. Children use real objects, experiences and the expertise of others to provide context and deepen understanding. This means that our curriculum is laden with trips, visits, expert speakers and experiences beyond the classroom. We aim to broaden our children’ knowledge of the world and invest in their cultural capital. Across the curriculum and in specialist Discovery Days, children are exposed to ideas and knowledge beyond the National Curriculum.

The children who attend The Langley Academy Primary come from a range of cultural and social backgrounds and in their time with us we are committed to using every minute to support them in their academic, social, emotional and moral development. We aim to make the world smaller, to raise their aspirations and empower them to  live the successful lives that they deserve.

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@tlaprimary - Apr 16
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@tlaprimary - Apr 16
To all our new Langley Academy Primary Reception Children and Parents- welcome to the TLAP Family! We can’t wait to meet you! @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/YEgM9av3iv
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Mrs Quinnell has been very busy whilst staying at home and has taught herself to crochet and has made this lovely blanket for her daughter to take to University. Well done! What have you been making? @ Langley… https://t.co/meJUYVE3X3
@tlaprimary - Apr 14
Year One want to say thank you to our NHS and front line staff @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/DZ9TVxSgZi
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@tlaprimary - Apr 4
All the staff at TLAP are missing our children and families and wanted to wave to you all before you start your Easter Holidays. Look after each other. We miss you! @ Langley… https://t.co/3UItrTHeeR
@tlaprimary - Apr 4
All the staff at TLAP are missing our children and families and wanted to wave to you all before you start your Easter Holidays. Look after each other. We miss you! @ The Arbib… https://t.co/fGouefwbRZ
@tlaprimary - Apr 1
We are feeling inspired by Mrs Bowen’s Challenge... what will you do to be kind? @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/HFy6zhUcu6
@tlaprimary - Apr 1
On our YouTube Channel tomorrow Mr White is going to be talking to you about shields in history @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/WNMjJGzjTd
@tlaprimary - Apr 1
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@tlaprimary - Mar 31
Mr Burford has set a really tricky problem for you to have a go at this evening... @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/PPmWSAliQv
@tlaprimary - Mar 30
Head over to YouTube to see Mr Watkiss’ next Science Experiment https://t.co/k5klqkrtiO @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/g6AiGNSMot
@tlaprimary - Mar 30
How are you getting on with your reading bingo challenge?? Share your photos here! @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/DHxs1erHBg
@tlaprimary - Mar 30
All the staff have been catching up on their reading this weekend- what have you been reading at home? @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/q4UJZST6IW
@tlaprimary - Mar 26
The whole TLAP family says thank you to our amazing NHS 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻#staysafe @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/IKfESL9AH0
@tlaprimary - Mar 25
Mr Watkiss’ next experiment is now available on our YouTube channel! @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/yAKE4NMcUo
@tlaprimary - Mar 25
Now try this one... @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/raYsGs55aS
@tlaprimary - Mar 24
Another Maths Challenge from Mr Burford for you. Tell us what you think of this one? @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/L1p7SXfalV
@tlaprimary - Mar 20
The ducklings have enjoyed their first swim today 🐥🐥🐥🐥🤿 @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/QX4KP7xaKR
@tlaprimary - Mar 19
Staff are out delivering packs today and will be out for the next few days to make sure everyone gets their home packs. We are doing o best and hope to have delivered to everyone by Tuesday! @ Langley Academy, Slough https://t.co/TDBkvTpPqo
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