Learning

 

Our Curriculum  

Curriculum intent

Our School vision

‘As a child of God, made in his image and likeness, every member of our school is loved, valued, respected and enabled to grow and develop their God-given gifts and talents in order to embrace life in all its fullness’.

Overview of Intent

Our curriculum is designed to meet the formal requirements of the National Curriculum whilst providing a range of activities to enrich the experiences of all children. We consider the heritage of our local area and the world beyond to ensure our children gain essential knowledge, skills and attitudes to live life in all its fullness.

Aims

We are committed to providing an engaging and purposeful curriculum which will enable all of our children to:

  • Develop a life-long love of learning.
  • Be successful, resilient, independent and motivated learners with lively, enquiring minds.
  • Learn and develop the basic skills of English and Maths to the best of their ability.
  • Challenge themselves through engaging experiences to develop a deeper level of learning.
  • Experience learning through our local context.
  • Explore their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development. 

Live out our Christian values by…

  • Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, developing talents in all areas of life.
  • Educating for hope and aspiration: to develop resilience, to cope when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into fulfilling their potential.
  • Educating for community and living well together: to build relationships and develop the qualities of character which enable people to live and flourish together.
  • Educating for dignity and respect: to respect and value every person as a precious individual. 

Implementation 

Our curriculum is delivered to meet the needs of all children.

Teachers plan and deliver sequences of learning for each subject which ensures coverage and progression of relevant knowledge, skills and understanding. 

The following subjects are taught:

English

Maths

Science

History

Geography

RE

PE

Music

Computing

Art/DT

MFL (French)

PSHCE

RHSE

Our Early Years curriculum is planned on a yearly basis linking to the Prime and Specific Areas of the EYFS and also follows childrens interests. 

With us being a very small school with changing classes and numbers, there is often a need to be flexible and we review our curriculum yearly. We currently teach using a 2 year cycle.  

Curriculum 

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 an 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 theme-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.