Curriculum Aim, Application, and Impact
Our curriculum is underpinned by our school values; Belong, Care, Persevere and Succeed.
We aim to:
- Develop happy, independent, resilient learners.
- Develop depth in understanding, including issues relevant to the local and global community.
- Foster a love of learning.
- Meet children’s individual needs to enable them to be the best version of themselves.
- Provide broad and rich experiences and make relevant cross-curricular links, so that learning is retained, applied and children are ready and prepared for the next stage in their education.
…so that our children can be the best version of themselves.
Our curriculum is applied by:
- ‘Levelling the playing field’. Providing a rich experience to capture children’s interest and narrow the gap for disadvantaged children. Trips and visitors are planned within a whole school overview and are balanced across the school and between subjects.
- Establishing a coherent, whole-school long term plan. This includes Curriculum Overviews for each year group which specify when curriculum areas are covered.
- Unit Journey Planning which details the national curriculum objectives taught, essential knowledge and skills to be learned (progressive throughout the school), key vocabulary and the intended outcomes of each unit.
- Giving topics a clear subject driver, high-quality text and allow blocked time to cover content in depth. A clear and progressive learning journey and responsive teaching ensure that children master the essential knowledge and skills in each subject area and achieve a high-quality outcome.
- Evaluating and reviewing curriculum overviews to feed into curriculum planning for the following year.
- Developing the confidence and capability of subject leaders through continued professional development. To ensure the curriculum is implemented effectively subject leaders will develop their understanding of how skills in their subject develop and their monitoring and evaluation skills to enable ‘meaningful discussions about how they know that the curriculum is having an impact.’
The impact of our curriculum:
- Children leave BCPS as the best version of themselves, ready and prepared for the next stage of their education.
- High quality teaching and learning in all subjects across the curriculum; monitored through the triangulation of evidence of work in the children’s books, learning conversations, teacher knowledge and assessment data. Feedback will be given to constantly improve standards.
- Improved attainment in boys’ attainment in English to narrow the gap with girls.
- Narrowed gap between the attainment of disadvantaged children and their peers.
Curriculum Newsletters 2022-2023
Curriculum Overviews and Curriculum Newsletters 2021-2022
Curriculum Newsletters 2021-22
- F1 Curriculum Newsletter – Autumn Term 1 – 2021-22
- F1 Curriculum Newsletter – Autumn Term 2 – 2021-22
- F1 Curriculum Newsletter – Spring Term 1 – 2021-22
- F1 Curriculum Newsletter – Spring Term 2 – 2021-22
- FS1 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer Term 1 – 2021-22
- FS1 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer Term 2 – 2021-22
- F2 Curriculum Newsletter – Autumn Term 1 – 2020-21
- F2 Curriculum Newsletter – Autumn Term 2 – 2020-21
- F2 Curriculum Newsletter – Spring Term 1 – 2021-22
- F2 Curriculum Newsletter – Spring Term 2 – 2021-22
- FS2 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer Term 1 – 2021-22
- FS2 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer Term 2 – 2021-22