At Budbrooke Primary School we aim to:
- Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils
- Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
- Promote a positive attitude towards learning
- Ensure equal access to learning with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support.
- Bring learning to life by providing high quality teaching and memorable experiences
- Provide inspirational learning activities which link to all areas of the curriculum.
- Teach following a thematic approach.
- Engage, develop, innovate and allow children to express their ideas through a range of activities.
- Support pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
- Support pupil’s physical development and responsibility for their own health and enable them to be active
- Provide pupils with the cultural capital that they need to be effective citizen
The curriculum follows a thematic approach over a two-year cycle, with pupils being taught knowledge and a range of skills through foundation subjects based on a creative curriculum. We use Curriculum Maestro (Cornerstones) Imaginitive Learning Projects as a starting point and adapt these to meet the needs of our pupils, utilising resources available in our local community. Imaginative Learning Projects enable pupils to engage, develop, innovate and express their ideas through a range of activities and memorable experiences. Further schemes enhance provision in other subjects, which are all taught discretely, including: Language Angels, Charanga, Real PE, SCARF and Purple Mash. All National curriculum programmes of study are taught, ensuring that our curriculum is broad and balanced, providing rich experiences.
For core subjects the National Curriculum is delivered through: Mathematics Mastery, VIPERS and Twinkl Phonics. The teaching of English is linked to thematic learning and high-quality texts. Adaptive teaching meets the needs of pupils and addresses any gaps in prior knowledge. These approaches ensure a systematic and progressive sequence of learning that allows pupils to develop fluency and the retention of knowledge and skills.
The school follows Protective Behaviours to teach pupils about personal safety and their rights. This is complemented by the Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience (SCARF) programme. SCARF is a whole school approach in promoting positive behaviour, mental health, well-being, resilience and achievement, meeting the Relationships Education and Health Education statutory requirements. Both programmes operate from Reception to Year 6.
SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) is a crucial part of our school’s ethos and 5 core values. As a school which is not culturally diverse we seek opportunities through bespoke deep and diverse experiences that supplement the curriculum. The expectation is every that every year group goes on an annual visit to a place of worship. Our R.E. curriculum allows children to discover and gain an insight into religions within the world that we live.
British Values are embedded into aspects of the school curriculum and form part of assemblies delivered to the whole school.
Our curriculum is immersive and engaging and provides pupils with the knowledge, skills and memorable experiences to become members of our rapidly changing world. Pupils leave Budbrooke prepared and enthused to continue their learning journey and achieve the high expectations that they set for themselves.