At Bevois Town Primary School we believe great learning opens doors and expands horizons. A love of learning is the greatest gift a school can bestow and should help all its children become the very best that they can be; developing a thirst for knowledge and building learning habits of mind that will last them a lifetime!
Our Curriculum Adventure so far…
In preparation for the introduction of the New National Curriculum in September 2014, we invited all stakeholders to review our current curriculum and identify aspects of provision/practice they felt had proved particularly significant in securing positive outcomes for our learners. We also returned to our vision of a 21st Century Bevois Town Learner and thought about how we could use the potential opportunities a new curriculum presented to ensure the best possible progress for all learners so no child is left behind. We were mindful of the need to phase in key curriculum content over a two year period ensuring older children would not miss out on curricular knowledge and skills planned for younger children which were not requirements of the old national curriculum.
The design of our curriculum and the impact it has on our learners is a key tool in driving school improvement and raising standards. We therefore recognise the need to regularly review our curriculum to ensure it not only meets the legal requirements set out in the national curriculum but that, crucially, it is responsive to the needs and interests of all our current learners; preparing them for the opportunities and challenges of life in the 21st century.
Two years on, we have evaluated our provision, re-mapped our National Curriculum coverage and overhauled our long term overview to ensure that as new leaders and staff contribute their expertise and we learn from our experiences, our curriculum evolves and our learners are constantly challenged and supported to achieve our shared vision… to believe, be brave and be brilliant…to be our best!.
How learning is organised at Bevois Town
The national curriculum sets out the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects. To access the national curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2, click on the link below:
Phonics and Reading
In Year R and Key Stage One we use ‘Letters and Sounds’ to inform our planning for the teaching of Phonics. At school and at home we also use books from ‘Bug Club’, a graded, phonic-based reading scheme, as a key resource to enable children to apply and practise their developing phonic skills and knowledge.