The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Our Curriculum

  A lot of work has gone into developing the curriculum at Lynsted & Norton school to ensure that it is appropriate to the children we have and reflects our staff and families. For more information on how we developed our curriculum click here.


English at Lynsted and Norton encompasses lots of different ways of teaching and learning. Some lessons are taught discreetly, with skills being used cross curricularly, whilst others are taught combined.

 Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. We have distinct whole class lessons, individual and group reading and use accelerated reader to support our learning.

Grammar, punctuation and spelling are taught distinctly, with the expectation that skills taught will be evident in following work. Spellings are practiced in school and as part of homework.

Early reading and phonics are taught cross phase with children learning at a level that is appropriate to them.


Science at Lynsted is hands on and we have recently reviewed our skills and knowledge progressions that links can be made where appropriate. We encourage the children to ask questions and find answers and learn through a range of experiences.