Curriculum at Battle
Battle Primary Academy Curriculum Charter
At our school we promise that each child, in addition to statutory curriculum opportunities, will:
Professionally publish at least one piece of written work
Be part of a community of enquiry
Work in collaboration with a creative professional
Take part in a public performance
Learn to recycle and reduce waste
Visit a place of interest/Have a visit from a person of interest every term
Participate in at least five different sports
Represent the school at a community event
Learn about Reading and the local area
Take part in a fund raising activity
Learn basic first aid
Learn basic road safety
Visit a variety of places of worship
Grow, tend and nurture a plant
Cook a dish/healthy snack
Know their human rights
Learn tolerance of others
Take part in a residential visit
Be offered the opportunity to take part in Bikeability
Take part in national days/events
Contribute to making a difference to their community
Learn to swim
Learn in partnership with a member of their family
Have the opportunity to play an instrument
Learn with others from across the school
Contribute to whole school development
Learn the skills of resourcefulness, responsibility, resilience, reasoning, relationships and reflection
Agreed by Battle Primary Academy Staff, October 2017
At Battle Primary Academy we are passionate about encouraging our children to be lifelong learners. We want to give them the skills and confidence to face the future with optimism and excitement, knowing that with hard work and determination they can succeed. We call this Purple Power!
These are our core Learning Values that we demand all children to develop and recognise in their approach to learning. We promote this through assemblies, rewards and dedicated lessons as well as through whole school challenges.
Each short term we focus on one of these areas and explore with the children the skills and attitudes they need to grow in order to be successful. Central to this is a belief and understanding that intelligence is not fixed and that through hard work anything is possible.
This approach is at the heart of the culture of our school and is part of what makes our school a super place to learn.
At Battle Primary Academy we follow the Read Write Inc. programme for the teaching of systematic phonics.
Children from Reception to Year 2 are assessed and taught accordingly to their decoding ability. Children receive a daily phonics and reading session which is taught by our staff trained in the delivery of the programme.
Parents can access further information and videos on how to support children are home by clicking this link:
Our curriculum is designed for our children and we have a clear rationale behind how we plan and structure opportunities for children to learn across all areas.
Empower all children to develop the confidence and perseverance to succeed.
To embed a structured and progressive approach to learning that puts the development of positive learning attitudes at the heart of a balanced and broad curriculum.
|Our curriculum will:|
|1. Connect every topic to a book in order to expand children’s immersion in language and development of vocabulary|
|2. Follow a two year rolling cycle to allow staff to specialise and support the planning and delivery of high quality learning opportunities|
|3. Incorporate curriculum entrance and exit points that provide exciting and inspirational hooks for learning|
|4. Ensure all children are provided with a breadth of education that aligns with our Curriculum Charter and enriches children’s experiences of life|
|5. Reflect and record the progress children make as part of a co-constructed learning journey through each cross curricular unit|
|6. Celebrate and promote the rich cultural and diverse heritage links reflected in the school community|
|7. Encourage children’s personal, moral and spiritual development alongside their physical and mental well being|
|8. Support children to be responsible and thoughtful learners who can work productively as part of a team or independently as required|
|9. Promote opportunities for whole school topical units and cross phase learning that celebrate success and enhance the learning culture and identity of the school|
|10.Creatively make purposeful connections between areas of learning and ensure opportunities to incorporate core subjects are progressive and routinely harnessed|
Written and agreed by BPA staff, July 2018
Parents are invited in at various points during the academic year to share their children’s learning and celebrate the progress they are making.
We also believe that learning should be relevant and go beyond the classroom, as reflected in our Curriculum Charter.
We use Discovery RE, which is an enquiry based scheme of work, to teach Religious Education. We hold a specific RE Day each term to deliver our religious curriculum. Christianity is taught in every year group, with key festivals covered with a fresh approach each year to develop children’s learning in a progressive way. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also taught about within the scheme, this coverage reflects our school’s diverse community.
For more information about our curriculum please contact the school office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click these links to see our topic coverage for:
Autumn Term 1 Topic Webs 2018-19
Autumn Term 2 Topic Webs 2018-19