Teaching and Learning
OUR BURE PARK CURRICULUM IS:
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We aim through a close partnership of children, staff, parents and governors to
“Provide a vibrant, caring environment in which each child is enabled to “be the best that they can be”: a successful and independent learner who is resilient and creative; is active and knows how to achieve a healthy and “mindful” lifestyle; is a caring and respectful individual; is a contributor and participator in school and the wider community; is a confident, well-rounded, individual and team player.
To provide a broad, balanced and stimulating creative curriculum that recognises individual strengths and talents, and equips children with a range of skills, knowledge and understanding across the whole curriculum; enabling them to be reflective, rounded and informed individuals, who are well-prepared for their future.
We aim for children to develop a love of learning, be self-motivated, have enquiring minds and be curious, whilst developing a strong set of social, emotional and communication skills to underpin successful learning. We would like them to foster positive relationships, develop cultural capital, be global citizens and essentially be resilient and reflective individuals who can move on to the next steps of the education and life with confidence. They will be encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves to be the best that they can be.
We aim to build in our children a set of values which give them the best chance of being successful well-rounded, happy individuals who are prepared for the next steps of their lives. We feel our children are developing these values really well –
Independence Participation Contribution
Motivation Respect Honesty
Responsibility Integrity Diversity
To prepare our children for their future lives we-
- Give them knowledge and skills so that they are independent learners and participators in life
- Have enthusiasm and motivation to want to learn both now and in the future.
- Celebrate failure, and learn from it, building Growth - Mindset.
- Nurture positive relationships and mode what they look like.
- Learn through Forest school & Farm to fork – EYFS
- Develop competent IT skills and a knowledge of how to stay safe online.
- Help them manage their emotions effectively
- Build self-confidence
- Develop good questioning skills
- Teach them how to keep themselves safe
PRINCIPLES UNDERPINNING THE CURRICULUM AT BURE PARK FOR CHILDREN
The teaching narrative will be cohesive and vibrant to equip our children with a breadth of knowledge and skills, plus variety breeds enthusiasm and motivation for future learning.
Our curriculum aims to be stimulating, creative, rich in language with a range of varied and relevant experiences for all. It will be progressive, relevant and collaborative.
It is designed to ensure that learning makes connections and links across other curriculum areas and essentially life.
We aim for mastery of learning through small sequential steps that allow deep learning, with problem-solving, reasoning and fluency built in.
It allows children to demonstrate their understanding, build long term knowledge and develop a strong set of skills that can be applied in many contexts.
To develop and gain understanding, knowledge and empathy to become caring and active members of a British and Global Society, respecting and valuing our diverse world.
Ensure explicit curriculum opportunities to support and nurture children’s social and emotional and health well-being.
It is important that all our adults build positive, trusting and caring relationships with the children and their families to ensure good and outstanding behaviour, high quality learning plus mutual respect.
Active breaks are an important part of the structure of the school day and curriculum to refocus and re-engage learning, promote mental health and well-being.
Practical work and outdoor learning are important features in all areas of the school curriculum,
To allow children to develop and share their talents and skills as it allows each child to “shine” and thus develop raised self-esteem and confidence
To encourage our children to celebrate failure, as well as success, as this brings further resilience for life and deeper learning.
Ensure connectivity between learning experiences to embed transferable, purposeful knowledge and reasoning.
Develop opportunities for children to articulate depth of understanding through the use of a rich vocabulary and pupil voice.
A range of educational visits out
Hook-in days to the new topics,
Special theme days and weeks such as Arts Week and Mental Health week
A wide range of extracurricular activities.
Parental workshops, planned annually, so that parents feel informed and can appropriately support their children’s learning at home.