At Bournville Village Primary, we offer a broad, balanced and academically rigorous curriculum for all of our learners. Children in Reception are taught using the EYFS framework with an emphasis on developing key skills, knowledge and understanding through direct teaching and structured continuous provision.
We plan experiences and opportunities for learning that promote deep engagement and offer each child an irresistible invitation to join a learning adventure. We encourage our pupils to feel that anything is possible, to approach learning confidently and to seize every opportunity to have a go.
We see our curriculum as an ongoing or continuous journey of learning with its content structured over time. It is not just a sequence or a chronology, but more like a narrative where every bit of content has a function.
Our curriculum equips the children with a range of skills, knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Whilst our subject overviews map the topics covered for each subject, in each year, our medium term planning details the specific knowledge, skills and vocabulary to be learnt. Work is planned and sequenced so that the children's knowledge and skills are developed and revisited over time, promoting long-term learning. We believe that progress means knowing more and remembering more.
We have developed a curriculum which is constantly reviewed and is built upon research on how memory works. This ensures that children not only have access to 'the best that has been thought and said' but are taught this in a way that helps children to remember the curriculum content in future years. We understand that knowledge is 'sticky', in other words, the more pupils know the easier it is for them to know more.
KS1 and KS2 Curriculum
The Department of Education has set out that all schools should promote fundamental British values.
These values are:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
At Bournville Village Primary School we aim to weave British Values throughout our broad and balanced curriculum.