At Badsley Primary School we shape our curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive of every child and that it addresses each aspect of how a child develops, progresses and grows both academically and emotionally.
In doing this, our intentions are clear: to ensure all children make progress from their starting points; to ensure all children develop a love of learning and to ensure our community grows with us. In addition, we want our children to develop a vast array of skills and knowledge, which they can transfer across different subjects within the curriculum. With diverse families and different levels of socio-economic status, the staff at Badsley Primary ensure enrichment is at the heart of the curriculum we teach. Enrichment is woven into the very fabric of our planning, teaching and assessment process in each and every subject. Our children come to school with different life experiences, which impacts on their vocabulary, reasoning and understanding throughout all key stages. We intend to provide a wealth of trips and visits to improve learning outside the classroom and to create links between learning and fun for our children, such as visits to local museums and library, to the farm, zoo or seaside. We want the learning gained from these trips to be invaluable as to how our children develop understanding about the world in which we live and how it can help learning inside the classroom become more tangible.
Our aim is to prepare all our children for the next stages in their educational careers as well as allow them to develop their aspirations for adult life.
Aims of our Curriculum
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states that: all children are entitled to a curriculum that provides rich opportunities for them to learn and achieve. We provide a curriculum that gives opportunities for children to build upon their strengths, interests and experiences and develop their confidence in their own ability to learn independently and work collaboratively.
Click here to view our 'Strategic Curriculum Plan' outlining our curriculum intent, implementation and impact.
Reading and Phonics
Throughout Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 we teach reading through the Success for All programme (SfA). This incorporates shared, partner and individual reading at every stage. The texts include precisely levelled SfA texts as well as a range of picture books, novels and information texts.
Outside of SfA teaching blocks, our primary reading scheme for FS and early KS1 is Pearson Phonics Bugs. We use these reading books to support the teaching and learning of phonics, which is the primary approach to teaching early reading.
In addition to this phonics based scheme, we also use a range of other books which support the teaching of further reading and comprehension skills. These include:
Rigby Rockets / Rigby Star
Collins Big Cats
Oxford Reading Tree Snapdragons
We also teach from a wide range of levelled picture books, information books and chapter books by independent authors.
In KS2, we continue to teach reading using books from the list above but as children become more competent fluent readers, we also use a wider range of novels and extended texts to challenge and interest them at an age appropriate level.
Our whole school and year group curriculum overviews can be viewed here...