Following a redesign of our curriculum in September 2016, we have reviewed and updated our curriculum for September 2019 to meet the needs of our every changing community and world. It follows the National Curriculum guidelines for all subjects, enhancing and broadening them wherever possible, and building on a child’s own knowledge in a way that he or she finds meaningful whilst developing their understanding of the world we live in.
Our curriculum builds on our school aims and allows all pupils to reach their full potential as learners. The curriculum has been carefully designed, planned and organised to ensure breadth, balance and depth for every learner in our school. It is exciting and allows for learning to take place indoors and outdoors in a creative manner. Pupil’s backgrounds, life and cultural experiences have helped influence the curriculum design ensuring that it meets their needs. The curriculum allows pupils to develop an understanding of local, national and world events, whilst enabling them to see different perspectives and develop their own opinions within an ever changing world whilst fostering respect, tolerance and understanding.
It is important to us at Bonnygate that we provide;
- a safe, supportive and challenging environment where everybody has the opportunity to reach their full potential as learners
- a community where all members appreciate their roles and responsibilities and show respect for themselves and others
- an enjoyable, exciting, relevant curriculum of which the children have ownership
- preparation for the future, by developing children’s independence, self-awareness and self-confidence as learners.
- a school where every child matters
Our curriculum, which is supported by a positive social and wellbeing strategy allows all our pupils to become successful learners within a community where everyone “learns and grows together.”
Our Curriculum Timeline
|Year 1||Who has influenced our world?||How have inventions changed our way of life?||How have events changed the world that we live in?|
|Year 2||Who has influenced our world?||How have inventions changed our way of life?||How have events changed the world that we live in?|
|Year 3||How have we adapted?||What have the Greeks ever done for us?||Why did the Romans leave hot, sunny Italy to invade cold, wet Britain?|
|Year 4||Where did British diversity start?||Raiders and Settlers: how should we remember the Vikings?||What similarities does modern civilization have with Egyptian society?|
|Year 5||How did an ancient civilisation affect how we live today?||How did the Tudor period (1485-1603) start to create a culture of equality?||What is the importance of Thurrock in the growth of our nation?|
|Year 6||How accurately is the Victorian era depicted through literature?||What has influenced our world the most since 1914- inventions, events or people?||What has influenced our world the most since 1914- inventions, events or people?|
We use the Read Write Inc scheme, as of September 2019, to encourage and develop phonic knowledge.
Sex Education: This is an integral part of the curriculum and is dealt with as necessary and for the appropriate age and maturity of the child. A general approach is developed through the curriculum in topics such as animals, families and growth. The school has a policy for a more structured approach to sex education in Year 6. Parent/carers have the right to withdraw children from the PSHE aspects of these lessons.