Bligh Primary School Curriculum Message
'UNLOCKING POTENTIAL TO LIFELONG LEARNING’
We are proud to offer children at Bligh Primary School an innovative, rich, exciting and rigorous curriculum based on the National Curriculum 2014, which engages all children and instils in them an enthusiasm to learn, which enables every child to reach their potential.
It equips them not only with the skills they need in English and Mathematics but allows them to build up knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live, past, present and future, through broad and balanced learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum.
Our curriculum gives wonderful chances for all children to be engaged and self-motivated, learning both within and beyond the classroom, with others and independently.
Here at Bligh Primary School we understand that learning is most effective when it has a meaningful purpose set in a real life, practical, cross curricular, topical context. Children are immersed in their learning through a range of stimulating classroom environments, drama activities, educational trips, ‘wow’ moments and special days, all drawn from different aspects of the curriculum.
Learning always includes first hand experiences, often in the local community and beyond. The teaching of core skills in English and Mathematics is, where ever possible, set within a topic based context, drawing heavily on learning from across the curriculum in order to make it purposeful and exciting.
Our curriculum meets the specific needs of the children here at Bligh Primary School and the community in which they live. Based around concepts and topics that are relevant and meaningful, our children are able to make links between different areas of learning and practice and apply skills in different settings.
Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in children’s learning through such activities as Open Afternoons, ‘Learning Together’ times, curriculum workshops, sharing times, school productions, parent display days and sports events.
Our curriculum equips children not only for their future learning but it enables each of them to enter the world with a sense of hopefulness and understanding of the contribution that they can make to their own success and that of the wider community around them.
Bligh Primary School unlocks potential to lifelong learning!
School Pedagogical Model: Learning by doing
In essence we believe that children learn best by doing. Please click here for more detail of Learning the Bligh Way.
Curriculum Statement 2018
From September 2014 there is an expectation from the Department for Education for all mainstream primary schools to deliver the new National Curriculum. We have therefore adapted our school curriculum accordingly to ensure that we meet the current aims and statutory requirements.
Curriculum Provision at Bligh Primary School
Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum (2014), we enhance this with planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Learning is always exciting and in a meaningful context for children. Where commonality exists between subjects and aspects, learning is linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable subjects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum is a driver for the entire curriculum.
We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident independent learners in a positive learning community. Children rapidly begin to read in Foundation Stage 2 by following a phonics
At Bligh Primary School pupils develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender, race or sexuality. A rigorous, well planned curriculum, delivered by skilled passionate staff in a climate of high expectation and support enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a thirst for learning and respect for all around them.
Religious Education is delivered through the Medway agreed Syllabus 2014.
The curriculum at Bligh Primary School aims to:
- Inspire in pupils a love of learning.
- Embed skills to prepare pupils for their next stage of learning.
- Take learning beyond the classroom.
- Develop pupils to become reflective learners who have a sense of responsibility for their own learning and development
- Provide opportunities for academic, technical and sporting excellence.
- Nurture pupils who understand the importance of perseverance,
- Enable pupils to use their acquired skills and knowledge to observe, question and think.
- Encourage pupils to value others, their views,
Find our curriculum overviews in the Children drop down menu.
Below are links to the National Curriculum: