Bespoke, Broad and Balanced Creative Curriculum

Intention

Bespoke, To provide a varied curriculum within a cross curricular approach which is exciting, engaging and has something for all the children in our community. Our pupils voice is well heard throughout our topic choices for the curriculum. This is reviewed on an annual basis.

Broad, Children develop a deep understanding of their topics, which enables a clearer focus on skill development with our cross curricular approach. We plan for hooks to inspire our inclusive engaging curriculum for the children of our community.

Balanced, We pay equal value to all the subjects in our curriculum, through a cycle of monitoring and review. Teachers plan on a two week cycle, themed weeks and days which supports the delivery of quality lessons that take longer to resource.

Whole School Curriculum Map 2018-2019

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Implementation

Through the use of our 3 teacher Model, we facilitate smaller class sizes (on average 12-15). Making the teaching and learning experience more manageable for staff, enabling better quality of delivery and opportunities for our children.

Teachers pay sharp attention to planning for development in knowledge and skills, supporting a full awareness in children of the specific subjects they are learning throughout the day.

We aim to maximise varied opportunities for our children, with memorable learning experiences through our four key drivers which underpin our creative Curriculum:

  • Enterprise Learning
    Our children are given the opportunity to develop skills such as problem solving, decision making and evaluating risks.
  • Communication
    Children learn through whole class, group work, paired and individual learning. We encourage our children to talk, discuss and feedback to each other.
  • Environment
    Our creative curriculum uses the local and wider environments as a stimulus for learning. Children learn to be caretakers and develop an understanding of sustainable living.
  • Possibilities
    Aspiration grows in our children by developing an understanding of the opportunities open to them through visitors, external trips and themed focus days / weeks.

Annual themed days/weeks

  • Carnival week
  • Science weeks
  • Art enrichment days
  • Science enrichment days
  • Creativity weeks
  • International Weeks
  • Science Week
  • Termly Social Skills Weeks (Anti-bullying/tolerance/resilience/empathy)
  • Reading Week
  • Dress up days (links to topics)


We plan for high achievement by:

  • Appointing Curriculum Leaders who monitor, review and evaluate our subjects within subject steering groups
  • Appointing specialists to deliver Sport, Spanish, Music and ICT to ensure high quality delivery across the curriculum
  • Teachers have opportunities to moderate pupil outcomes in books on a weekly basis
  • The Leadership Team review pupil outcomes in books fortnightly used as an opportunity to support staff and further shape the curriculum
  • Tracking pupil progress and achievement termly and reviewing each pupils outcomes with their teachers
  • Using pupil outcomes to inform targets, challenge and support inventions for children and planning

Impact

  • Pupil engagement in lessons is high
  • Children are confident when transitioning to Secondary School
  • Children know what they are good at, know what they like and why
  • Children can communicate effectively
  • Outcomes and engagement of competitive Sports activities are high
  • Pupils attainment outcomes are high, above National and Lambeth averages for pupils meeting and exceeding expectation
  • Pupil progress outcomes are high, above National and Lambeth averages. We are proud of the progress all our children make from their individual starting points.

Values for living in Modern Britain

Bonneville Primary School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our schools play in promoting these values. We are a school for all. This statement outlines the key values for living in modern Britain which we actively promote.

Democracy

  • Children are involved in Democratic processes e.g. voting for school councillors, house captains and shared rewards.
  • The school councils are led by a member of staff who adhere to democratic processes.
  • We have links to the local PCSOs who come into school to educate the children about upholding British law and the prosecution service.

Individual Liberty

  • Children are involved in Democratic processes e.g. voting for school councillors, house captains and shared rewards.
  • The school councils are led by a member of staff who adhere to democratic processes.
  • We have links to the local Police who come into school to educate the children about upholding British law and the prosecution service.
  • Children have key roles and responsibilities in school, such as children in Key Stage 2 who take on the roles of Sports leaders, Sports Officers, Peer Mentors, Lunchtime Monitors, Digital Leaders, Fruitilicious Managers (Tuck Shop)and Librarians.
  • Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.
  • As a school we educate and provide boundaries for children to make choices safely.
  • Through our curricular clubs and opportunities, children are given the freedom to make choices.
  • The aims and ethos statement are embodied in all that we do in school.

Mutual Respect

  • Our PSHE curriculum embodies values of mutual respect through units of learning such as relationships and being a responsible citizen.
  • Respect is embedded within our whole school rules, values and responsibilities.

The Rule of Law

  • We have links with the local police.
  • We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all stakeholders understand and follow.
  • We regularly review behaviour incidents in school and share these with key stakeholders.
  • Assemblies are delivered with a focus on our values and the law e.g. Safety Awareness and E-safety Awareness.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

  • Our R.E curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures.
  • We have a growing number of E.A.L children and actively use school resources to promote their learning and integration into our school society.
  • We teach specific PSHE  Personal Development Programmes
  • We have staff from other countries and visitors from other faiths who share their language and culture with our pupils.

School Values 

September – Quality
October – Respect
November – Simplicity
December – Happiness

Jan – Trust
Feb – Patience
March – Caring
April – Unity
May – Honesty
June – Humility
July – Courage

National Standard for Enterprise Education

Advanced Healthy Schools

Bronze Star Award for Sustainable Travel to School

Lambeth Natural Thinkers