Our Curriculum

A very warm welcome to our class area!

The aim of this area is to provide a really useful area that can be used by pupils, parents and the wider community to:

  • show what we are learning
  • view pupils' work
  • look around our classrooms
  • be able to access useful resources
  • access homework help
  • keep up to date with class information
  • access revision help
  • access class reminders
  • class timetables

 

 

CURRICULUM INTENT

 

EQUALITY OBJECTIVE

At Bankfoot Primary the curriculum is designed be fun, engaging and inclusive. We aim to provide education that fully respects the entitlements of children and their families under the Equality Act 2010, and which generally affirms their place in British society whilst reflecting and valuing the diversity of home cultures and systems of belief.

We intend to:

  • ensure that every child is able to learn and develop the basic skills necessary to become confident, independent, resilient and articulate learners.
  • meet the statutory requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and the National Curriculum 
  • plan and teach Religious Education, and Relationship and Health Education
  • actively teach and provide opportunities for the learning of British Values, through the promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • provide additional opportunities vulnerable learners so they do not fall behind
  • offer firsthand learning experiences, so learners become creative, critical thinkers
  • ensure children use technology to support and manage their learning 
  • have a firm foundation so the school can efficiently and effectively respond to external demands.

 

Relationship and Sex Education Statement

Aim 

The aim of relationships education at our school is to help pupils develop self-respect, confidence and empathy. Pupils will learn about what makes healthy relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in a way that is age appropriate and sensitive to their faith. This will include online relationships, and how to seek help if they feel unsafe. Teaching will respect the diversity of families in our community. 

Policy Development 

This policy has been developed in consultation with staff, pupils and parents as required by the Department for Education. We are committed to on-going consultation with families and stakeholders throughout the evolution of our school’s relationships education programme. This process involved the following steps: 

1. Review – an open forum group pulled together all relevant information including national and local guidance

2. Staff consultation – staff had the opportunity to discuss aspects of the policy and make recommendations 

3. Parent/stakeholder consultation – parents and any interested parties were invited to work with us on the policy, look at examples of resources, and make recommendations 

4. Pupil consultation – we spoke to pupils about the skills they would like to learn  - to be done this term

5. Ratification – once amendments were made, the policy was shared with governors and ratified. 

Statutory Requirements 

Relationships education is compulsory in primary schools from 2020, so all pupils must take part in these lessons. 

Sex education is not compulsory for primary schools. Pupils will learn about puberty from the school nurse as part of health education lessons in year 5 - amend as appropriate. Other aspects of sex education will not be covered unless safeguarding concerns determine otherwise. Parents will be informed in advance if that happens. 

Links to other policies and curriculum areas 

 

Curriculum 

At Key Stage 2, the science curriculum includes teaching about changes to the human body as it grows from birth to old age, including puberty. This remains statutory. 

Religious education links to relationships education by looking at family, values and morals, and the celebration of marriage in different traditions. 

Health education, which is statutory in state funded schools from September 2020, includes teaching on feelings as they relate to mental wellbeing, the importance of friends and family, the impact of bullying, and how children can seek help if they have worries. It also requires schools to teach about the emotional and physical changes that take place during puberty. 

 

CURRICULUM PLANS FOR EACH YEAR GROUP

Our curriculum plans for each year group can be found in the following links.

The topic areas cover a half term. Six different topics are covered every year.

The list is endless really...

 

If you would like to obtain additional information on the curriculum, or there is something you would like to see here, please contact class teachers.

If you are not satisfied with the information you receive from the class teacher, please speak to Mrs Irfan, deputy headteacher or Mrs Wright, headteacher.

 
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