At Belmont Cheveley Park Primary School, we understand that the importance of getting our curriculum right; a curriculum matched to the needs and interests of our children allows them to flourish – both academically and socially. In order to achieve this, we provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated to provide for varied abilities, including those children who join us for our Enhanced Mainstream Provision (EMP) for Speech, Language and Communication.
Our ultimate school aim is ensure that children leave Belmont Cheveley Park Primary school as 'good people'; we are determined to ensure that our curriculum enhances our school culture and climate in order to deliver this fundamental ambition. We aim to identify and remove barriers to learning and provide suitable learning challenges that respond to diverse needs, including those of the most able. Our curriculum has been deliberately designed to meet the needs of our children, in our school, in our area. This encompasses a variety of exciting, first-hand experiences to enable children to acquire appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding preparing them for today’s world. Through the provision of a stimulating environment and extensive school grounds, links within the community and beyond, children will develop to their full potential. We are determined to reach our aim that any child should reach their full potential and excel in any area of the curriculum - and not just in English and Mathematics.
Our curriculum is aspirational; we aim to promote children's self belief and a 'can do' attitude. We make links to the 'real world' whenever we can, including occupations and locations which children may not relate to on a daily basis. We aspire for our children to be productive, successful and happy adults in tomorrow's society. We embrace the notion that what they are taught and experience today, directly sets the standard for tomorrow.
Our curriculum assessment procedures are designed to facilitate ever deepening learning in -all subjects - often with key learning objectives revisited across a year and beyond in order to ensure that children's knowledge deepens each time a concept or skill is revisited. The subject assessment overviews highlight how this deepening is explored across the school and in individual year groups.
Parents are kept up to date about curriculum foci by means of a curriculum overview sent out each half term by individual teachers, which includes how the curriculum can be further extended at home; we see the home school relationship as vital in making our curriculum purposeful and ‘real’ to the children.
Below, are specific links for each area of the curriculum. Whilst our school is committed to a ‘topic’ approach, we value the study of each subject separately - being conscious of the very 'essence' of each subject. We want children to be confident historians, geographers, artists and musicians. Therefore we have clear aims for each subject, which are purposely linked through the theme of a class topic. These topics are developed year on year, in consultation with the children.
The teaching of British Values is integral to our school's mission of ensuring our children are 'good people' and leave our school ready for life in Modern Britain. As such, our school 'House Point' system is aligned with the 4 key 'British Values' of:
Respect for the Rule of Law
Respect and Tolerance of others, regardless of beliefs, faiths or lack of faith
Our medium term plans (half termly) also highlight the focus areas of FBV which are to be discussed and knowledge deepened. The teaching and promotion of FBV, however, goes deeper than lessons - it embodies our school attitudes, ethos and the way in which we work and interact with children and families. We truly do embody our school motto of 'Play... Learn.. Grow.. Together.'
We are very proud of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer in our school. Please click on the buttons below to find out about what happens across the school in each subject area.
You can view or download the curriculum maps for each year group by clicking the links below: