Our Curriculum Intent

Aim 

  • To implement a curriculum which focuses on the child as learner, and allows breadth and depth of learning, offering challenge and support, to enable staff to meet the needs of all learners through a creative, balanced and pupil-centred curriculum.
  • To deliver excellence in learning and teaching, where all learners are actively engaged in their own learning.
  • To ensure that children know more, remember more and can do more across the curriculum in order to leave Bearwood Primary and Nursery School with the necessary knowledge to succeed at secondary school and beyond.

Curriculum Intent 

The curriculum at Bearwood Primary and Nursery School is designed to support every child to reach their full potential and enable them to have the skills and confidence to embrace the world in which we live. It is designed to be engaging, broad and progressive. It is a curriculum that evolves, based on the needs of our children and changes in the world around us. It takes into account the local context of the school, experiences and backgrounds of our children and provides them with relevant and memorable learning experiences to enable them to become independent learners, confident communicators and global citizens.

The curriculum is inclusive and aims for all pupils to be challenged. It focuses on knowledge and vocabulary development, as well as a range of experiences, which have been designed to increase children’s cultural capital. It fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum through carefully sequenced learning, with a clear progression of knowledge from Early Years to Year Six. Every subject has specific learning goals (sticky knowledge) which children are expected to remember, and this is closely monitored and tracked to ensure attainment is at the highest level for each child. It is designed based on a spiral curriculum, allowing children to return to and build upon previous learning, applying substantive and disciplinary knowledge to new challenges.

Core Learning Values

All curriculum subjects address the three core learning values identified by this school as essential for all subjects:
Independent Learner
Definition: self-motivated problem solver.
  • Self-questioning: ask questions and identify problems which need to be solved.
  • Self-confident: persevere; manage risks in order to master new skills, knowledge and concepts. Resist peer pressure by making independent informed decisions.
  • Self-reflective: identify misconceptions; assess progress; recognise misconceptions; evaluate experiences; identify next steps.
Confident Communicator
Definition: emotionally mature with a depth of language learning that enables them to share ideas effectively, including in collaborative contexts.
  • Empathetic: recognise emotions and motivations of self and others.
  • Participate in discussion, dialogue and debate – active listening together with explaining, describing and questioning, valuing their own and others’ contributions.
  • Present ideas accurately through written and spoken forms.
Global Citizen
Definition: respects the rights of others and is proactive in helping to make the world a better place to live in.
  • Understand issues affecting themselves, the global community and the environment.
  • Respect themselves, the global community and the environment.
  • Proactive: seek to improve themselves, their community and the environment, making choices informed by the framework of human rights.