‘Life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)
Our curriculum at Bishopton Redmarshall CE Primary School is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all pupils and gives them the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them for their future lives.
The curriculum is built upon our Christian values which supports and enhances our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
It ensures that academic success, creativity, problem solving, resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of our children and promote a lifelong love of learning.
At Bishopton Redmarshall CE Primary School we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through school. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and provides interesting and engaging experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the essential skills to be successful, resilient, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.
We want our children to have memorable experiences which will increase their knowledge and understanding of the world around them - including the past, present and looking to the future.
The National Curriculum is delivered using a topic approach with children being encouraged to direct their learning through investigative and questioning based topics. We strive to ensure coverage and progression throughout the school. The more able are challenged further in their learning and children who find aspects of their learning more difficult are appropriately supported so that they too are enabled to experience success. Individual classes plan the curriculum for their pupils accordingly in line with National requirements.
The curriculum is underpinned by the school’s Core Values (Love, friendship, respect and resilience) and these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including Collective Worship. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of the core values of our society are woven throughout the curriculum.
English curriculum is taught in mixed age groups and the maths curriculum is taught in single age groups ensuring that all children are supported in gaining the key skills to become successful readers, writers and mathematicians.
Specialist teachers and coaches support music and physical education. Subject leaders are given training and opportunity to keep developing their own subject knowledge, skills and understanding so they can support curriculum development and their colleagues throughout the school. Theme days/Whole school activities and opportunities within and outside school all enrich and develop the children’s learning. After school clubs and events extend these opportunities further.
Our outdoor environment provides numerous opportunities for active learning for all of our pupils. Science is a particular strength of our school and the school grounds provide a rich environment to develop essential skills and understanding.
Homework is a key part of our curriculum. Our children work on topic-related activities that reinforce their learning in school. The activities are designed to be fun, interactive and meaningful.
Parents and carers are regularly invited into school to observe teaching and activities and thus become real partners with school in supporting their child’s learning and development.