Primary - Curriculum Statement
Play is an essential part of every child’s life and is vital for the enjoyment of childhood as well as social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Here at Bournville Primary Provision we actively follow the children’s interests. This means we observe the children whilst they are actively engaged in purposeful play.
Throughout the year the team observe, assess and plan for the children and meet their needs across the seven areas of learning through the characteristics of effective learning. This is thread throughout each and every area of learning. We plan and reflect on how children learn and understand each child is unique. We celebrate and nurture this. Children are taught through the seven areas of learning.
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
More information can be found here
We link learning in the EYFS to guidance found in Development Matters and this document can be found here
In Bournville Primary Provision, our pupils learn to read and write effectively and quickly using the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme. They progress onto the National Curriculum once they can read with accuracy and speed.
Pupils are grouped homogeneously, according to their progress in reading rather than their writing. This is because it is known that pupils’ progress in writing will lag behind progress in reading, especially for those whose motor skills are less well developed.
In Read Write Inc. Phonics pupils:
- Decode letter-sound correspondences quickly and effortlessly, using their phonic knowledge and skills
- Read common exception words on sight
- Understand what they read
- Read aloud with fluency and expression
- Write confidently, with a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar
- Spell quickly and easily by segmenting the sounds in words
- Acquire good handwriting.
Further information can be found here
Key Stage 1 & 2
Teaching and learning at Bournville Primary Provision is based on the New National Curriculum 2014 for Years 1 to 6 and the Statutory Framework for our Nursery and Reception children. Across the school, teachers work to ensure the curriculum is rich, varied and meets all of the children's needs. Please also refer to Birmingham Council's Curriculum Statement.
At Bournville Primary Provision pupils follow the new National Curriculum for English which is a statutory requirement. The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for children in Years 1 to 6. In Key Stage Two, there are strong links with the Secondary Provision for drama lessons in line with the English National Curriculum.
At Bournville Primary Provision, pupils follow the programme ‘Singapore Maths’. This is aligned to the National Curriculum. Children are taught maths using a Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach which means they experience maths in a practical context, where they have a variety of opportunities to solve problems using practical equipment. This ensures they develop a deep understanding of key mathematical concepts from an early age. Problem solving and reasoning is at the centre of children’s learning enabling them to understand how to solve and reason mathematically.
Singapore Maths Link
National Curriculum Link
At Bournville Primary Provision, pupils follow the programme ‘Science Bug’. This is aligned to the National Curriculum. Alongside the scientific subject knowledge, the children are taught to ‘work scientifically’; developing skills such as prediction, recording results and making conclusions. Every year at Bournville, the children participate in a “Science Fair” where pupils work independently on their own project at home and bring in to be judged by the Secondary Science Faculty.
Science Bug Link
National Curriculum link
At Bournville Primary Provision, pupils learn about personal, social, health and economic education through a range of discreet and cross-curricular learning opportunities, alongside a number of citizenship opportunities. Every week pupils in KS1 and KS2 have a joint assembly exploring different current and historical world events. These explore different religions, values and ideas. Pupils are actively encouraged to take a range of Citizenship opportunities; within their class and across the school including; monitor roles, school councilors and playground helpers.
National Curriculum Link
At Bournville Primary we follow the agreed Birmingham Syllabus and cover The 24 Dispositions. We cover all major religions through this. We take pride in celebrating a variety of multi-cultural celebrations through out the year.