OUR CURRICULUMCURRICULUM INFORMATION
Our curriculum aims to develop a pupil socially, emotionally, academically and spiritually. Our primary aim is to help develop a child so they are able to become an active member of our school community and society. Our children face challenges that impact on their social well-being, as a result our curriculum takes their personal development and welfare into account.
The subjects and topics we teach enable children to learn and develop new skills. Central to our school curriculum is the development of reading, writing and mathematics. Reading, writing and mathematics are essential to understand the world around us. We value our environment, and we aim, through our curriculum, to teach respect for our world, and how we should care for it for future generations, as well as our own.
We align our topics and units of study with the national curriculum; however, we enrich our provision with key learning experiences that enable pupils to excel. Subjects that enable children to develop their cultural and spiritual development are key. This is why we study a range of religions, artists and cultures. In KS2 children learn French, this is taught by our SENCo Mrs Tracey who speaks fluent French.
We enrich our core learning with extra-curricular experiences including the arts and sport which develops key life-skills. All these experiences provide our children with the opportunity to develop a love of learning – they choose independently opportunities to really challenge themselves – this helps their personal development.
Helping a child to understand how to stay safe in modern society is essential. We teach children about road, fire and water safety. Keeping safe on the Internet is a vital skill. Understanding how to interpret and read information on Google is a key skill all children need to know. Our computing and E-Safety lessons enable pupils to comprehend how to spot dangers and the range of media they will experience.
Our curriculum evolves to meet the needs of our children. We have embedded enquiry techniques with the children to provide them with the opportunity to question and discuss key issues in the world. For example, being given the chance to discuss political events, natural disasters and worldwide events.
Our curriculum helps our children to question, reason and problem solve. Buckland Primary has a clear language of learning and our enrichment activities support these. For example, Y3, Y4 and Y6 have overnight experiences. In Y3 we have the Big Sleepover, Y4 have Marwell (2 night stay) and Y6 have a week long residential. These experiences enable our children to challenge themselves and discover talents they never knew they had.
We are aware that all children need the support of parents and other adults to progress in school and in life. We strive to build positive links with the parents and carers of each child by keeping them informed about the way in which the children are being taught and how well each child is progressing.
This is a clear definition of our vision, ‘Believe, Excel, Strive, Together’
Our subjects are:
- Reading, writing, mathematics, science, computing and religion
- Physical education, music, art, French (KS2) and drama
- History, geography, design & technology, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
- Forest Schools – Y1, Y3 and Y5
Buckland Primary School
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