EY Curriculum offer
Our pupils will become independent and resilient learners across the curriculum. They will develop confidence through both child-initiated play and adult-led activities. Our aim is to facilitate a creative, resource-rich and exciting environment through opportunities in the outdoor area and explorative learning across the 7 areas. These will all have a positive impact on children's well-being and development. It will be evident that children at BDPA love the journey of becoming skilled readers and writers and can solve problems independently.
KS1 Curriculum offer
In Key Stage 1, we believe learning should be enjoyable, motivational and provide a wealth of opportunities so that our students can be independent individuals who are empowered to fulfil their potential. Our students will develop a genuine pleasure for reading which builds on skills acquired in Early Years and enables them to become confident, fluent readers. Through a planned series of high-quality texts and the rigour of the Read, Write Inc. programme, pupils leave Key Stage 1 with secure comprehension in many genres. Our Talk for writing approach in English enables our pupils to become confident speakers and creative, imaginative writers whose fluent story telling will allow the development of rich vocabulary. This Oracy is further developed through class assemblies, Nativity plays and the outdoor learning programme. Maths Mastery provides our students with the ability to problem solve and attain numerical fluency in a variety of contexts through the exposure of skills-based teaching. Student’s imaginations will grow through planned immersive learning experiences and the rich and diverse wider foundation curriculum. As a result of children writing and problem-solving in cross-curricular ways, our students are equipped to make excellent end of Key Stage 1 outcomes.
KS2 Curriculum offer
In Key Stage 2, students write for multiple purposes using a range of genres, sentence structures, vocabulary and grammatical features from their toolkit. In mathematics, pupils tackle real life problems using a multi-step word approach, attaining fluency in a range of numerical strategies and competence in all aspects of primary maths. Whilst developing highly literate and numerate students who excel in their end of Key Stage outcomes, we also focus on developing pupils’ character through a varied offer which includes assemblies, PSCHE lessons and the outdoor learning programme. Students in Key Stage 2 are encouraged to be creative thinkers across the arts, sciences and humanities. In order for pupils to reach their potential and make the world a better place, we equip them to discuss, present and reason across the curriculum, thus raising their oracy and making them ready to be confident, articulate learners in Key Stage 3.
Please click here to see our full curriculum from EYFS to Year 6.