Lodge Lane

Infant School

Our Curriculum

Our Trust's Vision and Strategic Framework

For Children, Families and Communities

The Wensum Trust is a family of schools that believes in putting the children and families within our local communities at the centre of all we do. Our vision is to work together to help every child to develop into high achieving, confident, healthy, caring and resilient members of their family and community; creating a pathway to support their career aspirations, independence and contribution to society.

We value the need to develop positive relationships with every child and every family in order to achieve this vision. We aim to work together to understand and respond to individual circumstances, regardless of background or early life adversities, and to offer the appropriate care during challenges along the way.

Our Strategic Framework

Our new framework has been designed to guarantee that the needs of the whole child are met and that our schools offer every child the best possible support throughout their learning journey. At the core of our values is our own, unique definition of success:

"Children are in school, participating and enjoying their learning and feeling safe; with a sense of belonging and with aspirations towards a future path. Our children are resilient, articulate and, by the time they leave us, they are learners for life."


Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing is at the foundation of all that we do. Prioritising mental health and wellbeing lays the foundations for future relationships, better health, positive engagement and successful learning.

Click here for more information on our unique approach to mental health.

Learning & Achievement

We maintain high expectations of our children and we aim for every child to make excellent progress at every stage.  A stronger foundation of mental health and wellbeing will enable more children who are less academically driven to engage with their learning and to achieve their potential in school and beyond.

Careers & Life Skills

By giving each child a clear career trajectory, supported by our strategic partners, we lift their aspirations, give them a sense of belonging and help them to become learners for life. They gain a better understanding of the purpose of education and develop into high achieving individuals who are able to better support and contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of their own children or other young people in the future.


Our School Curriculum

Lodge Lane Infant School Values:

Kindness, Teamwork, Challenge, Respect, Curiosity, Perseverance

At Lodge Lane, we follow the National Curriculum, delivering it through a values-led approach. In each curriculum area, learners are taught the skills and content in a clearly structured way that enables them to build on prior knowledge and achieve high standards. At Lodge Lane, we teach the curriculum through Imaginative Inquiry which provides learners with a rich and meaningful context and gives them a clear purpose and reason for their learning. This also allows learners to engage with issues and questions from the real world, and prepares them for their future life.

At Lodge Lane, we believe that our responsibility is to promote children’s social and emotional development as well as their academic achievement, and we believe that there are strong links between the two. We want children to become happy and confident individuals with ambition and the ability to fulfil their potential. We achieve this through the use of the Responsive Classroom approach, which is centred around the development of a classroom and whole-school community. Every day begins with a class Morning Meeting, in which children are greeted and have an opportunity to share ideas with the group. They engage in fun and purposeful activities which helps to prepare them for the school day and enable them to make links to the curriculum. Children finish the day with a Closing Circle, which we believe creates a calm atmosphere for the end of the day and supports school to home transition.

The Responsive Classroom ethos forms the foundation of our Behaviour Policy, using clear teacher language and logical consequences to support children in making the right decisions and learning from times when this goes wrong. We believe that it is important for children to come up with their own class rules based on their hopes and dreams for the year. Collaborating with the children in this way means that they have ownership of their rules and are invested in following them.

Please click on the links below to get a closer look at our curriculum across the academic year