This section of our website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6. There are also sections on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development and how we promote British Values.
Our curriculum has been described by OFSTED as ‘vibrant with many opportunities to apply and use learning in varied and real-world contexts.’
Using the national curriculum, the long term plans reflect all the necessary changes to ensure we have a broad and balanced curriculum based around our pupils’ needs. Child centred learning is one of our key aims. Our half termly ‘creative weeks’ are based upon the children’s interests and help to develop their cultural awareness.
Please view Our Classes section for details of our work and learning if you would like to find out more.
Reading and Phonics
For details of our reading and phonics please click here.
Homework may consist of any number of activities, to support and extend work carried out in school. It is an expectation of the school that children read at home and regular parental support/supervision helps ensure that children obtain maximum benefit. Parents can also help their children by questioning them about stories, which they read and checking to see if their child can recall events or predict what might happen next. Children are encouraged to take their reading books home and parents are requested to ensure their return. Bookbags can be purchased from our uniform supplier. Library membership is strongly encouraged.
Children regularly are given spellings which they are expected to learn. Sometimes the spellings are based on particular sounds or groups of letters, other times the words are part of a special vocabulary (e.g. in Science) which the child needs to know. Please help your child with his/her spellings. Quick recall of the times tables can be of real help to your child. In addition, Maths and English homework is set regularly and children may be asked to complete other tasks at home in other subject areas.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs.
At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum Bullion Lane Primary School remain committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles
- Differentiated learning materials
- Access to ICT and Technology
- Additional in class support
- Additional out of class support
- Flexible groupings – including small group support work
- An innovative and supportive curriculum
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework club
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
- Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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