The curriculum is the totality of pupils’ learning experiences. It is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development.
At Beechwood Primary School we believe that our curriculum should be broad, balanced and relevant and meet the needs of all pupils whatever their ability. The taught curriculum is comprised of the National Curriculum, Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the wide range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of the pupils.
We have spent considerable time rewriting our whole school curriculum to provide pupils with exciting and engaging theme-based learning opportunities. We follow the requirements of the new 2014 National Curriculum whilst also incorporating our own school ‘curriculum drivers’, through which we aim to develop the following key skills:
- Enterprise – pupils who show initiative, resilience and are independent in their learning
- Global diversity – pupils who are knowledgeable about the world around them and the types of lifestyles of those who live in it
- Community – pupils who see their school as a central part of the local community
We aim to ensure that pupils have a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning. This encompasses all foundation subjects and enables us to provide a high standard of teaching and learning.