We aspire to equip each individual in our school to face life confidently and to realise his or her potential. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
In the Foundation Stage, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which covers the following areas of learning:
Key Stages 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum which covers the following compulsory subjects: English, mathematics, science, design and technology, history, geography, art and design, music, physical education including swimming, computing and modern foreign languages. In addition to this we provide Religious Education in line with a locally agreed syllabus, personal, social and health education (PHSE) and citizenship.
Throughout lessons and daily school life we endeavour to develop the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We are keen that our pupils recognize how both the school’s values and their own role within implementing these reflect the wider values of the nation.
Children in each year group in Key Stage 2 study three ‘topics’ a year which have been planned very carefully in order to cover all curriculum content. Children in Key Stage 1 cover six. We continually review our curriculum in order to keep abreast of new directives and innovations. In both Key Stage 1 and 2 the children have ‘Learning Journey’ books in which they capture a great deal of their learning – this allows them to build a clear understanding of themselves as learners and experts in a wide range of subjects as well as supporting them in developing specific knowledge, skills and understanding.
Our highly skilled staff are able to adopt and put into practice a range of teaching strategies, which include individual, group and whole class methods of teaching. The school is fortunate enough to be exceptionally well resourced and it is a combination of these things that support us in meeting the needs of each child in every way possible.
To find out more about the Belmont Curriculum, please click on one of the page links below. If you would like any further information, please contact the school office.
Guide To The New National Curriculum
Below you can find a guide to the national curriculum written to support parents of primary school parents. Although it doesn't set out in detail everything children will learn during their six years of statutory primary education it does provide an outline of typical content and some background information about how the curriculum and assessment works. We hope you find it useful.
Key Stage One Leader: Mr J Allsopp
Key Stage Two Leader: Mrs E Blackburn
SENCo: Mrs J Allen
English Leader: Mr J Grossmith
Maths Leader: Mrs E Blackburn
Science Leader: Mrs D Pallier