Our Curriculum intent statement for Bligh Primary School
Ofsted created the working definition for ‘intent’
“A framework for setting out the aims of a programme of education, including the knowledge and understanding to be gained.”
At Bligh Primary School the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, give children a wealth of knowledge and then provide the skills to articulate what they have learnt in a clear and informative way. This is developed through our clear teaching and learning focus on communication and collaboration.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We welcome and celebrate differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by our HEART values. Bligh is a school with HEART. Honesty, Empathy, Achievement, Resilience and Teamwork.
Our Community is an essential part of the curriculum, which is why we chose to focus on using the surrounding local area to deepen the children’s understanding, making them experts of their locality throughout their learning journey.
Children leave Bligh with a sense of belonging, the ability to work independently, in pairs or as part of a team in collaboration. They can communicate effectively what they have learnt, gathering a wealth of knowledge and skills through all areas of the curriculum. The children will be encouraged to pursue their aspirations, to chosen pathways.
Bligh Curriculum 2019-2020 is organised into themes which are-
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Out and About
Best of British
Out and About (2)
Medway Through Time
Our curriculum at Bligh Primary School is delivered, where possible through learning themes. These have been developed in line with the National Curriculum content and requirements for each Key Stage. Great emphasis is made on developing pupils’ skills across the curriculum and giving all learners the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Where links cannot be made to the current theme, subjects are taught discretely to ensure that disciplinary knowledge maintains its integrity. The curriculum is planned and sequenced carefully across each year group and through the school so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before, building a curriculum that promotes remembering.
Curriculum maps provide an overview of the learning during a theme and these are supported by knowledge organisers that are used pro-actively to ensure that every child has mastered the key skills and subject matter in the Primary Curriculum.
The children will also have Science days, Art days, Sports days and many other additional learning opportunities. We want the children to leave Bligh with a sense of belonging, the ability to communicate effectively what they have learnt, gathering a wealth of knowledge and skills through all areas of the curriculum.
Below are links to the National Curriculum: