Curriculum Intent – “Inspire, Nurture, Flourish”
At Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School, we believe deeply in the importance of helping our pupils develop as a whole person – happy, confident and ready to take the next steps into their education and lives beyond primary school, regardless of their starting point. We celebrate our difference.
Our aim is to create an exciting, interesting and engaging curriculum which is underpinned by the knowledge, skills and concepts relevant for each year group.
Our curriculum promotes and fosters confidence, independence, co-operation and self-esteem throughout the time the children are at Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School, which will prepare them for life in 21st Century Britain – Character Education is at the heart of all we teach and permeates our classroom ethos.
Our offer is underpinned by our vision and ethos of ‘Inspire, Nurture, Flourish’. We want all of our children at Burton to leave with a range of experiences, to feel valued and respected and the self-belief to flourish.
Our curriculum is carefully crafted so that our children develop their academic, social and cultural capital.
We have made informed choices about what experiences we want to include and how they build over time across the curriculum. We include both off and on-site experiences in our curriculum and make the most of what we have locally including utilising the planation for Forest Schools, links to local charities, business and universities.
We are developing a standard pupil offer of experiences in an academic year. The visits and visitors are determined by the coverage of curriculum knowledge and skills.
Based on our knowledge of the National Curriculum 2014, we have broken down the programmes of study into a series of skills and knowledge and our long-term curriculum plans show how at Burton-on-the-Wolds we intend to cover the fundamental concepts of each national curriculum subject. Each subject has a ‘Subject Leader’ who has an overview of planning for that area of learning across the school. Each Subject Leader has considered how each skill and knowledge statement connects and builds over time in their subject. They have also given consideration to how larger concepts are developed over time and in a variety of contexts to create a bespoke curriculum offer matched to our children’s needs.
Every aspect of the curriculum is underpinned by a range of texts, vital in our promotion of a language rich environment to support the increasing communication needs of the children in our school. Books are selected to reflect equality, alongside spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs. Thematic and subject displays across the Key Stages, are designed to promote a wider variety of vocabulary and subject specific language.
The primary purpose of our curriculum is to guarantee a successful learning experience for every child. With this in mind, we are committed to ensuring that every child is developed to their full potential:
Every child will be educated to the highest possible standard, as set by the Department for Education.
Every child, in every lesson, will be provided with opportunities to: be engaged in, challenged in and process their learning.
Every child will be provided with opportunities to increase their self-esteem, motivation and aspirations.
Every child will be provided with opportunities to experience the wider world as a core part of their curriculum.
Our daily Assessment for Learning and timely feedback means that teachers and pupils always know exactly how much progress they are making and where they may need more help.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is designed to:
Develop strong characters in order to be resilient and cope with adversity.
Develop creative individuals who collaborate and co-operate and can solve problems seeing failure as an opportunity to learn.
Develop pupils who can think critically and care about their learning so they always do their best.
Develop pupils who care about their role as part of a family, community and the wider world; encouraging them to feel part of, and to contribute positively to fundamental British values.
Ensure all pupils have high aspirations.
Develop a thirst for learning for all pupils