Vision and Ethos
We are uncompromising in our vision for excellence and enjoyment for all pupils in all areas of the curriculum across school, to ensure that our children have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values to lead successful lives both now and in the future.
This vision is under pinned by:
- Staff that have an unwavering commitment to the school and its pupils and are equipped to provide a high quality education
- A curriculum that is shaped by listening to our pupils, their parents, staff and governors
- An embedded culture and practice of our school ethos
- School leaders that are relentless in their ambition to provide the best possible education for its pupils
- A school community that is fully supportive and proud of the school
Together We Can
Our Curriculum Aims
At Blakehill Primary School, we aim to offer a broad and balanced curriculum that enables all pupils to:
- Know that they come first in all that we think/do at Blakehill
- Achieve academic excellence across the curriculum
- Believe that they CAN
- Enjoy and excel in their learning
- Have respect for themselves and for others
- Have their work, effort and achievements valued and celebrated
- Have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
- Have access to a wide range of enrichment activities
- Develop relevant knowledge and skills to be successful now and in the future
- Support physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
- Promote a positive attitude towards learning
- Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
- Promote the learning and development of our youngest children and ensure they are ready for Key Stage 1
- Feel successful in their learning; have high self esteem
- Be creative, independent learners
- Be given significant time to learn new skills and have time to practise those skills
- Have the flexibility to decide how best to learn in different situations
- Become successful lifelong learners
- Be able to evaluate and assess their own learning and know what to do to improve further
- Develop their critical thinking
- Embed what they have learned
Reception were brilliant at taking turns and sharing this morning when we played ‘roll and read’ to practise today’s sound, ‘x.’
RP enjoyed a sensory trail around our school grounds this afternoon. We found out what things we could find in our school environment and came up with some brilliant words to describe them!
RW really enjoyed our sensory walk around the school grounds yesterday. We thought carefully about the words we can use to describe how everything feels when we touch it. #eyfs #understandingtheworld #exploring
We have had a busy morning in Reception in our outside provision. We have pretended to be Rosie the hen from the story Rosie’s Walk and travelled around the ‘farmyard’ in a variety of ways.
We were very excited in RP this morning as we used the school library for the first time! Mrs Pinder said our behaviour was fantastic and we loved listening to a story and choosing a book to take home.
This mornings phonics session has been all about the ‘h’ sound. We have been hopping, feeling our heartbeat and practising to say the sound by feeling our breath on our hand and even seeing it in the cold air! #eyfs #phonics
Lots of fun with glockenspiels in Reception this morning. We practised keeping the beat and hitting the ‘G’ note in time to our music.
Don’t we look amazing in RP in our Christmas jumpers today!