At Bexton the curriculum is all of the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum but also the wide range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. At Bexton we support children to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others
We have 10 curriculum aims which help us to plan and evaluate the impact of our curriculum:
Our curriculum should:
1. Encourage a love of learning and be delivered by teachers who are passionate about the topics they teach
2. Meet the needs of pupils in the school
3. Give all pupils the opportunity to learn through a broad and balanced curriculum
4. Be mapped out clearly so that the key knowledge is explicit
5. Be progressive
6. Be challenging
7. Allow for deeper learning
8. Allow for natural links between subjects through cross curricular teaching
9. Be flexible
10. Explore diverse experiences and viewpoints
At Bexton we follow the national curriculum and all schemes of work have been updated to reflect the content and challenge of the 2014 curriculum. We have enhanced the statutory curriculum in 2014 with an initiative called Ethical Enterprise, so that the Bexton curriculum is personalised to meet the needs of all of our children. A key aspect of this curriculum is that each academic year three charities are chosen, which reflect global, national and local issues we feel our children need to learn about. The teachers then use the work of the charities within their planned curriculum.
Our house point system was also adapted to reflect this ethos and every house point a child earns also has a small monetary value. Enterprising activities are planned to raise money to fund the house points. This enables the schools to make contributions to the charities we are supporting and ensure our mission statement of ‘Together we make a difference’ be one the children and staff live on a daily basis.
For more information about curriculum coverage in each year group please click on the links below.