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Our PURPLE Curriculum

The Bedgrove PURPLE curriculum has been devised with a child’s Purple Pathway of learning through the school in mind.

The knowledge and skills have been carefully mapped from Nursery to Year 2. Alongside the EYFS or National curriculums, we also support the personal growth of each of our children. We aim to develop children who are well rounded and able to merge their academic and social/emotional skills to equip them with foundations for future education.

We have used our wealth of experience and knowledge of how 3-7-year-old children learn along with the information from recent published research. We ensure that the children are exposed to key foundational knowledge to support them on their long educational journey using pedagogical approaches that are relevant to their age and stage of development. We have carefully considered both the substantive and disciplinary knowledge that children should learn, to support them in their future learning through both our school and their Junior and Secondary schools.

The PURPLE curriculum has many stages of creation, to ensure all aspects of learning and provision are considered.

Whole School PURPLE curriculum

The Bedgrove PURPLE curriculum has been devised with a child’s Purple Pathway of learning through the school in mind.

Whole School PURPLE curriculum

The Bedgrove PURPLE curriculum has been devised with a child’s Purple Pathway of learning through the school in mind.

Big Pictures

Each subject has a big picture, showing what is covered within this area across school as well as the cultural capital opportunities it offers.

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Reading

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.

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Writing

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.

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Maths

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.

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Science

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.

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Art & Design

Our Art curriculum is based on using visual language skilfully; drawing confidently & adventurously; knowledge of a range of artists; and a passion for progression within the subject area.

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Computing

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.

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Design & Tech.

Our Design and Technology curriculum exposes children to opportunities to research, ask questions and work ethically and safely whilst exploring tools, equipment and materials for a specific purpose when making their own creation.

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Geography

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.

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History

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.

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Music

Our Music curriculum is exposes children to opportunities to use their voices and instruments to explore different musical techniques, create and compose music, understand a range of composers and genre to support them in developing a passion for music and being musical.

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Religious Ed.

Our Religious Education curriculum helps children to: understand about themselves and others, explore concepts around humanity and the wider world and find out about Christianity and other faiths.

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PSHE

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.

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Physical Ed.

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.

Progression Grids

Each subject has a progression of knowledge and skills grid, showing what is to be covered within each year group from Nursery to Year 2, and then beyond, so our staff and children are aware of where our learning at BIS leads to in the future. There is a clear sequence of components to be covered within relevant year groups.

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Art & Design

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Computing

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Geography

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Religious Ed.

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PURPLE

The themes for each half term with a question for each year group to consider in their learning.

P: PEOPLE – Who am I? HISTORY

U: UNITY – Where do I belong? RE

R: ROAMING – Where could I go? GEOGRAPHY

P: PLANET – How can I help? SCIENCE

L: LOOK! – What can I create? DT

E: ENVIRONMENT – What’s out there? SCIENCE

Curriculum Overview

Each year group has a comprehensive overview of coverage in all aspects of learning for the whole academic year. Progression across the terms, links between subjects and full coverage of the required curriculum are all evident on this document.

Medium Term Plans

Each year group team works together to plan their theme for the half term using all the above documentation. For each week, it can clearly be seen what will be covered, building on previous learning and/or preparing for future aspects. Year groups create an overview of the theme for their children to share on the website and send to parents to further enhance the continuation of learning at home.

Foundation 1

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Year 1

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Knowledge Organisers

These are created for each theme in each year group for children and staff to know the key aspects to be learned over the half term. These are used to recall prior learning, note key language, identify links in learning with other subjects and for teachers to record initial assessment notes on.

Foundation 1

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Foundation 2

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Year 1

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Year 2

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Weekly Plans

Teams create these on smart notebooks, showing the learning intentions, key vocabulary, teaching points, visuals and questions to ask as the lessons progress in each class.

Purple Pathways

Every subject is covered extensively across each year group throughout the duration of the child’s learning journey with us. To further enhance their experiences at BIS, we offer enhancements within each subject, which are above and beyond the curriculum expectations. These are shown on our Purple Pathways, mapping the opportunities children will encounter as they move through the school. These include: Cooking each half term with progression in tasks, Outdoor learning opportunities, and Trips and Visitors.

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Art & Design

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Computing

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Design & Tech.

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Geography

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Physical Ed.

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Religious Ed.

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Assessment

Coverage of the requirements of the EYFS and National Curriculum is assured through plotting the subject learning from the progression grids onto the curriculum overviews – each aspect that needs to be taught is present in the planning.

Key learning to be covered/recalled within each theme is present on the knowledge organisers and within the unit planning for Kapow subjects.
Teachers initially note any children who may need further input on aspects or excel in an area on their knowledge organisers, so this is to hand when planning/delivering the next session for the class/child.

Each half term, teachers assess which children are working towards/at/above in each subject to record on a collective spreadsheet. This information is used by the class teachers when planning future learning and the subject leaders when reviewing their subject across the school.

Curriculum Subjects

We have comprehensively reviewed each of our subjects to ensure we are covering all the relevant National Curriculum objectives whilst meeting the needs and interests of our children. We have created ‘Big Pictures’ for each subject to show what we cover, why and how we will teach aspects and how cultural capital is incorporated within our provision.

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