Our school is well maintained and boasts extensive grounds providing a large playing field, a Forest School area and two playgrounds. The outdoor pavilion provides shelter and is used as an outdoor classroom. We have seven main classrooms, the Nursery and the Unit for the teaching of Hearing Impaired Children. All surround a delightful school garden which is the Early Years' outdoor classroom.
Times of the school day (for Nursery please click here)
Key Stage 1: 8:45am to 3:15pm
Key Stage 2: 8:50am to 3:20pm
Total hours in school per week: 32.5 hours
The curriculum at Lexden centres around our core values of: Community, Courage, Commitment and Curiosity. We intend for the children's understanding of these values to increase alongside their knowledge in core and foundation subjects.
Please click on individual class pages to see our termly curriculum letters.
Medium Term Planning
Progression throughout the school
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To find out what the classes are doing this term, please visit your child's class page.
For generations, parents have found themselves visiting primary schools with their children only to hear themselves saying, “It’s not like when I was at school.” Things change quickly in education, and at no time in the past 25 years has that been truer than September 2014 when the whole school curriculum changes for maintained schools throughout England.
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2018 Ofsted Report
We are aiming for excellence in every aspect of school life. We believe this is achieved by promoting our values.
Community - We respect the world around us and the people we share it with
Courage - We are brave and believe in ourselves; we take responsibility for our own actions
Curiosity - We are always ready to learn new things
Commitment - We persevere; always doing our best in all that we do
Every child is given a Lexden Passport to Tomorrow which contains activities inspired by our values.
At Lexden Primary School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and the wider school community.
The Department for Education states that there is a need:
“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.
Phonics teaching at Lexden Primary
At Lexden Primary we use a programme called 'Jolly Phonics' designed to help to teach children to read and spell with phonics. The different phases are directly linked to the reading books that the children take home in our Reception and Year 1 class.
You can find more information and some practical help in this leaflet.
Here at Lexden Primary School we are pleased to be able to offer a Forest School programme, run by a Level 3 Forest School leader and support staff.