Middle Years

The journey through Middle Years sees a gradual transition towards a more structured timetable.

Co-created projects remain at the heart of the curriculum, taking on a new dimension as children begin to take more responsibility for planning and directing their own learning.

A single open-ended project can provide in-depth learning opportunities for a whole term. The discovery of a local air raid shelter leads to children interviewing neighbours about life on the home front, creative writing, creating scale models of 1940s street scenes, baking cakes using rations, visiting a London museum and holding a debate about conscription.

Communication (literacy) and maths are timetabled to ensure plenty of time to practice, consolidate and develop these core skills. Experimentation and real-life, first-hand experiences remain central to the children’s learning.

“Parents always say childhood goes too fast. Just one of the things I love about LNS is the chance it offers to be more connected to my children as they grow up.”

Sarah, parent