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Shared Journeys, Unique Memories

Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to inspire our children to learn and to create unique memories, often through the use of topics with exciting hooks and outcomes. It is rich, broad and balanced and makes the most of our beautiful and historic location. We encourage our children to be curious, to be resilient and to follow their dreams.

 

Our curriculum reflects our Whole School Values and is also underpinned by our Learning Powers.  For more information follow this link to our school vision and values.

 

We draw on the family feel of our school, with its nurturing environment, to teach our children to be honest, respectful, responsible and kind. We also teach about leadership and all our children have opportunities to take up positions of responsibility before they leave us.

 

We know that children’s learning is strengthened immeasurably when we are able to work in close partnership with parents and carers. Curriculum evenings and workshops take place each year to provide more information. Additionally, our school has an "Open Door" policy; we warmly welcome questions and feedback about what children are learning through informal conversations with parents at the end of the school day.

 

We follow the National Curriculum for all subjects and we make use of some published schemes to support our planning.

 

Schemes which support our curriculum

Children in the Early Years and in Key Stage One follow the Letters and Sounds programme to support their phonics learning

We use a range of reading schemes, including Read Write Inc. (Ruth Miskin), Oxford Reading Tree and Collins Big Cat Phonics

To help support the teaching of spelling we use the No Nonsense Spelling Programme

To help support the teaching of Maths we use the White Rose Hub and the Singapore Maths scheme, Maths – No Problem!

To support our music teaching we use Music Express as well as specialist teaching from Hampshire Music Services

To support our teaching of French we use the Rising Stars programme

HeartSmart supports our personal, social, emotional and health education

 

If you have any questions about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Long Term Planning & Curriculum News

 

You can find more information on our individual class pages. Please click on the link below

English

At Beaulieu School we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. Our intent is to inspire our children through a literature rich curriculum, that aims to develop a love of literacy that extends beyond school. We aim to teach all students how to read and comprehend written text so that they may become independent readers and lifelong learners with a firm grasp of the written world that surrounds them. Our intention is to encourage our children to read like a writer and write like a reader. We aim to enable them to understand the audience and purpose for their writing and have an in-depth understanding of written and spoken language, the writing process and how author’s choices can impact the writer. We intend our curriculum to empower our children, by giving them the tools they need to communicate and participate fully in society.

Read Aloud Progression

Maths

At our school we intend to provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful in their future adventures. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings. A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete, pictorial and abstract form wherever suitable. They are taught to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. We encourage resilience and acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in learning.

Science

The intent of our Science curriculum is to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.  We encourage the children to be inquisitive, curious and to ask and answer questions about what they notice.  By thinking like scientists, children will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse cause.  Our curriculum will ensure children develop a knowledge and understanding through exploring different types of science enquiries that will help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

Children will become familiar with and use technical terminology in science lessons and build up an extended specialist vocabulary by the end of year 6.  It is vital for all our children to develop a secure understanding of each key block of knowledge and concepts in order to progress to the next stage. 

R.E.

At Beaulieu School Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.

Computing

It is our intent for the Computing element of our school curriculum to equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are being increasingly transformed by technology. As technology, in general, is a significant part of everyone’s daily life, it is our intention that children should have an awareness of new technology.

We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences to enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We want them to develop the skills necessary to be able to use information in an effective way, and to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that will equip them for their future. We intend for our children to develop computing skills which will enable them to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children will have opportunity available to allow them to achieve this effectively and safely. We believe that computing is an essential part of the curriculum, being a subject that not only stands alone but should be an integral part of all learning.  

Geography

It is our intent for the Geography element of our school curriculum to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and it's people that will remain with them. We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

We want each geography topic to enable children to develop geographical skills, knowledge and understanding, within the context of a real place so that children learn about the diverse people and places of the world. We want each of these geography topics to include three or four of the National Curriculum sections within it: locational geography, place knowledge, human  and physical geography and fieldwork. 

It is our intent that our geography curriculum should allow children to see and talk in order to share and create experiences with each other. To allow children to take the knowledge to a higher level of explanation, comparison an evaluation.

History

The intent of our History curriculum is to inspire children to be curious learners who show a love for finding out more about the past.  It will ensure that all children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.  By thinking like historians, children will be encouraged to ask questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.  It will help children to look at the past in terms of the complexity of people’s lives, change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.  By learning about the past it will help them to recognise their own identity and the challenges of their time.   

MFL

At Beaulieu Village Primary School we learn French, our planning is based on the Eurostar French scheme of work which covers all the components of the Programme of Study in the National Curriculum. We encourage children’s confidence; we strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.

 

Our intention of our MFL curriculum is to enable our children to acquire the knowledge and skills to prepare them to be global citizens now and in their future roles within a global community.

 

PSHE

The intent of our PSHE curriculum based on Heartsmart, enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about their own well-being and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Music

At Beaulieu School our intent is to we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We recognise it is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We ensure that children are engaged and inspired to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. With progression, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to a wide repertoire of music.

Art

At Beaulieu Village Primary art forms an important part of the curriculum. We believe art education stimulates creativity and imagination whilst giving the child unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Therefore, we believe that it should be taught as an individual subject as well as incorporated into other curriculum lessons.

DT

At Beaulieu Primary School we are committed to providing children with learning opportunities to engage in design and technology. We aim to provide a learning environment where children feel secure, creative risk taking is encouraged and the children's design ideas and suggestions are valued, 

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