Bolton Brow Primary Academy Curriculum
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The most important underlying principle of a curriculum is to help children learn. We believe that a successful curriculum is brought to life by high quality teaching, inspirational learning activities and opportunities to listen and plan for the developing interests and motivations of children.
That is why the Cornerstones Primary Curriculum is built upon a four stage teaching and learning philosophy...
The Four Cornerstones: ENGAGE - DEVELOP - INNOVATE - EXPRESS
What do the Four Cornerstones look like?
During the Engage stage children will :-
• have memorable first-hand experiences - for example going on a visit outside the classroom or inviting a specialist visitor into the classroom
• have WOW experiences - Investigate and Discover
• be introduced in exciting ways to the new topic or theme
• begin initial research and set enquiry questions
• have lots of opportunity to make observations
• develop spoken language skills
• take part in sensory activities
• have a great deal of fun, allowing them to fully 'engage' with their new topic
During the Develop stage children will :-
• dig much deeper to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of a topic across the curriculum
• practice their newfound skills
• compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes, read across the curriculum
• research their own questions and those posed by others
• follow new pathways of enquiry based on their own interests
• complete homework activities that support their learning in school
During the Innovate stage children will :-
• apply previous skills, knowledge and understanding in real life contexts
• be challenged with real or imagined problems and situations to solve using knowledge and skills from the earlier stages
• be inspired with imaginative and creative opportunities
• have time to re-visit skills, knowledge and understanding not grasped during the develop stage
• have the opportunity to take on different roles
During the Express stage children will :-
• become the performers, the experts, the informers
• share their achievements with others in many different ways.......parents, class mates and the community
• evaluate finished products/processes
• tie learning back to the beginning
MFL - the school use the Primary French scheme (KS 2 only).
R.E. - the school use - The Local Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Kirklees & Calderdale.
PSHCE - the school use a agreed local scheme covering all the key areas such as Healthy Lifestyles, Rights and Responsibilities, Cyber Safety, Keeping the Law and British Values, Global Issues and the environment.
All of the above are taught in separate lessons if they can not be linked to the unit of work.
Our policy is to give all children experience of a wide range of competitive and recreational sports. The children enjoy timetabled periods of P.E. and games during the school day. We also enjoy a range of after school activities which children are encouraged to participate in. Key Stage 2 children also go swimming for a period of approximately 2 terms.
We participate fully in the Sowerby Bridge Sports Association programme of tournaments. These include football, netball, swimming, athletics and cross-country.