At Blakehill Primary School, our curriculum is based on the September 2014 National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 and the Early Years 2012 framework in Reception.
Our rigorous, well planned curriculum combined with high quality teaching ensures that children are supported to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a genuine thirst for learning. Children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect for and understanding of people.
Blakehill Primary School firmly believes all pupils should receive quality teaching and learning and a curriculum which stretches, challenges and enables them to reach their full potential and be successful, both academically and socially. By the time children leave our school, our children are independent learners who have the skills that will help them to succeed in the next steps of their education. At Blakehill we feel that we develop pupils’ skills for lifelong learning and it is our aim that pupils take the lead in their own learning, have the opportunity to work and play in many different groupings and develop a sense of pride in their own achievements.
The curriculum is all the planned activities that we as a school organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes, not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others, whilst developing knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning, in order that they achieve their true potential.
At Blakehill Primary School we strive to enjoy our learning and make it as much fun and as meaningful and relevant as possible. We offer children an excellent education in a safe, calm, creative, inclusive and stimulating environment. Every child is valued as an individual; we aim to nurture well rounded, respectful and confident children who will develop skills for life-long learning. We nurture our children on their journey and encourage them to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously and ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of our school.
Please see Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain for more information about this.
Our school motto is ‘Together We Can’ which is deeply embedded in our school ethos. We pride ourselves in the excellent opportunities that are provided for pupils to develop their spiritual, cultural, social and moral skills and this is deeply embedded in the ethos of the school.