At Bewley we have a wide and varied curriculum. We make every effort to expand our children’s experiences through exciting topics and teaching. Every topic has a ‘WOW’ moment which encourages the children to experience something different. This could be a school trip or a visitor in connection with the class topic.
We guarantee our curriculum is:
- underpinned by aims, values and purpose
- develops the whole child- knowledge,skills,understanding and attitudes
- is broad, balanced and has clear progression in subject knowledge and skill
- is filled with rich first -hand purposeful experiences
- is flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests
- embeds the principle of a Unicef Rights Respecting School
- ensures children are fully equipped for their future challenges
- encourages the use of environments and expertise beyond the classroom
- allows children to explore current issues making meaningful links across the curriculum
- has a local, national and international dimension preparing children for life in modern Britain
The curriculum has been organised and established in consultation with all teaching staff. It is regularly reviewed and developed in accordance with the School Improvement Plan, recommendations from Ofsted (Inspection 2013) and following consultation with Governors and teaching staff. We use the Cornerstones Education Curriculum to supplement the delivery in school.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
How it Works?
Children progress through four stage of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click here for a link through to the Cornerstones website.
Teachers work in teams to plan work, sharing materials and ideas and looking at what the children have done before deciding on what should come next.
Continuous assessment of the children’s work is carried out by teachers and tests are given at regular intervals to monitor children’s progress against their targets. Teachers also monitor a child’s confidence and attitude towards work and other people.