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Our curriculum forms the basis for our pupils’ learning and their experiences during their time at Belmont and we aspire to equip each individual in our school to face life confidently and to realise his or her potential.

 

We are proud that our curriculum goes beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum and encompasses creative, cultural and sporting opportunities. Our curriculum ensures that every child develops the key learning steps and will receive experiences and opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in different ways. Its breadth and balance promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

 

Belmont’s curriculum is designed around a series of subject specific learning journeys that ensure complete coverage of the National Curriculum. Each learning journey leads to a high quality outcome that encompasses all of the pupil’s newly acquired knowledge and skills. Knowledge organisers are being introduced and will give pupils the essential ‘content’ or core knowledge that they need in advance of each topic they study. Knowledge organisers will also give parents unprecedented access to that knowledge in a clear format which means that they can be significant partners in their child’s learning. The school has also introduced a high quality literacy ‘spine’ and whenever possible these texts have been linked to support both the overarching theme for the term as well as the specific, subject focuses learning journeys.

 

In the Foundation Stage, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which covers the following areas of learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

 

Key Stages 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum which covers: English, mathematics, science, computing, design and technology, history, geography, art, 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, SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development) and PSHE ( Personal, Social and Health Education).

 

Children in each year group in Key Stage 1 and 2 study three ‘topics’ a year which have been planned very carefully in order to cover all curriculum content. We continually review our curriculum in order to keep abreast of new directives and innovations.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Inclusion
At Belmont School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. For more information about Special Educational Needs, please click here.

 

To find out more about what is taught at Belmont School, please click on the page links below. If you would like any further information, please contact the school office.                                        

Curriculum Responsibilities

 

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

Guide To The 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.

(Developed For Schools By Michael Tidd and Rising Stars © Rising Stars 2014)


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