Our curriculum is based on
The theme-based learning in each half term will be relevant to the age of the children. Each Year Groups’ focus builds on what the children already know and supports them in what they will need to know in the future.
Each half term we will have a
We are very proud about our whole school curriculum, where we can see how learning within a Year Group builds over the year as well as how progression in learning and skills builds across the Year Groups over time.
Each half term we will share with you what is to be covered in Year Groups linked to our Purple Curriculum, and teams will share more details in newsletters.
Our Purple Curriculum Overview
The children follow a broad and balanced curriculum, our aim being to achieve continuity and progression through the school with equal opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in a meaningful context both within the classroom and when accessing the excellent outdoor environments Bedgrove Infant School offers.
Key Stage 1
To meet the requirements set out in the Department for Education’s National Curriculum, we choose topics based on this document to meet the objectives for each year group, the interests and needs of the children in each cohort and the core values of our school, to ensure we meet our vision.
Reading at Bedgrove
Our Reading Curriculum is based on extensive knowledge of books; comprehension through reading a wide range of content; Phonic knowledge; and motivation to read for both study and pleasure. These areas of intent are being implemented in the following ways at our school:
Writing at Bedgrove
Our Writing curriculum is based on the ability to write with fluency; vocabulary & knowledge of writing techniques; transcription skills; and a love & appreciation of writing. These areas of intent are being implemented in the following ways at our school:
Maths at Bedgrove
Our Maths curriculum is based on knowledge and recall of number facts; fluency with mathematical techniques & calculations (written and mental); applying mathematics when solving problems; and a passion and enjoyment within the subject. These areas of intent are being implemented in the following ways at our school:
Phonics at Bedgrove
At Bedgrove Infant School, we believe that all our children can all become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Lesley Clarke’s Letters and Sounds, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in F1/F2 which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
How can you help your child at home? Lesley Clarke phonics has lots of reources click here for ‘Phonics Activities for Parents and Carers to use with their Child at Home.
Science at Bedgrove
Our Science curriculum is based on thinking & questioning scientifically; the ability to undertake practical work in different contexts; scientific knowledge & understanding for use of key vocabulary; and a passion for science. These areas of intent are being implemented in the following ways at our school:
Computing at Bedgrove
Our Computing curriculum is based on competence in coding for a variety of purposes; applying computing knowledge across different subject areas; connecting with others safely; and an understanding & appreciation for advances in computing. These areas of intent are being implemented in the following ways at our school:
Geography at Bedgrove
Our Geography curriculum is based on knowledge of where places are; extensive geographical vocabulary; understanding of weather & climate; and a sense of curiosity for learning about the world we live in. These areas of intent are being implemented in the following ways at our school:
History at Bedgrove
Our History curriculum is based on knowledge of people, events & contexts from different periods of history; the ability to think, reflect upon & ask questions about the past; historical vocabulary; and a curiosity for learning about the past. These areas of intent are being implemented in the following ways at our school:
PSHE at Bedgrove
Our PSHE curriculum is based on a deep understanding of these areas of learning: Being Me in The World; Celebrating Differences; Dreams & Goals; Healthy Me; Relationships; and Changing Me. We take a dive into these areas of learning through the Jigsaw PSHE Curriculum in relation to our children as individuals and as part of the different communities in and outside of our school environment. These areas of intent are being implemented in the following ways at our school:
Physical Education at Bedgrove
The PE scheme of work, developed by the PE lead using PE Planning and external coaching staff, lays out the sequential steps to be taught
so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and pupils can work towards clearly defined high quality outcomes.