Address: York Road, Boroughbridge, YO51 9EB

Phone: 01423 322208

Email: admin@boroughbridge-pri.n-yorks.sch.uk

Curriculum Statement

At Boroughbridge Primary School we aim to deliver a national curriculum that is exciting, fun and creative. Our teachers work very hard to bring the curriculum to life, make connections to learning and prepare children for an exciting learning journey. We are very proud of what our children achieve and so are they. At the end of each term we reflect on what we have done, we celebrate what’s worked well and what progress we have made on our learning journey and look towards our next steps. If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please contact our Headteacher, Emma Ryan.

English

English programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. All children are taught English skills directly and then apply these skills across a range of cross-curricular contexts. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

Phonics and Early Reading

We teach phonics through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery/Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression document through into KS1. Please see our Phonics and Reading at Boroughbridge document for further information.

Maths

Maths programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. All children are taught Maths skills directly and then apply these skills across a range of cross-curricular problems.

Foundation Subjects and Science

Foundation Subjects are taught through a variety of topics. Our cross-curricular approach facilitates the use of subject specific skills to a relevant and engaging topic area. Below are details of how we ensure that the whole curriculum is covered effectively and that the children access a broad and balanced curriculum. Teachers plan in the national curriculum objectives into each topic, ensuring they are child-led and exciting, giving their learning context and meaning.

Science

Our Science curriculum is based upon the highly successful ‘Thinking, Doing, Talking Science’ project from Oxford which works on the premise that science lessons which are most successful at engaging and motivating pupils and raising their attainment feature more practical activity, deeper thinking, more discussion, less (but more focused) writing and more questioning.

Research has shown that this approach has a positive impact on pupils’ attitudes to science, science lessons and practical work in particular.

Science programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

Art and Design

{Boroughbridge approach by curriculum subject leader}

Art and Design programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

Computing

Our aims in computing are to familiarise children with all aspects of modern technology and to promote their confidence, increasing their capability to use computing in later life. We teach the computing skills as a specific subject and also integrate computing across the curriculum

Computing programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

Design and Technology

{Boroughbridge approach by curriculum subject leader}

D&T programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

Geography

Children are given opportunities to engage with the immediate world around them and the wider environment through geography lessons. In topics the children experience a ‘launch’ activity to engage and inspire them and they work towards a ‘landing’ which will give the topic context and purpose. Children learn about topics through the strands of; UK and local area, the world and continents, physical and human themes, understanding places and connections, map work and fieldwork.

Geography programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

History

Children are given the opportunity to study the big picture of history considering its chronological context. In topics the children experience a ‘launch’ activity to engage and inspire them and they work towards a ‘landing’ which will give the topic context and purpose. Children learn about topics through the strands of; government, society, culture and trade. To develop wider understanding and underpin reading skills, children will have access to challenging selections of texts, both non-fiction and fiction linking to topics.

History programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

Languages

At Borougbridge we teach Spanish through the Primary Languages Network scheme, which teaches children through a variety of songs, games and activities. The focus in our lessons is oracy; learning the correct pronunciation and using the vocabulary in conversations. Each lesson is a building block on the previous lesson, to ensure progression throughout Key Stage 2. To embed Spanish throughout the school we have a Key Stage one Spanish word/phrase of the half term. We have key assemblies and events throughout the year highlighting Spanish culture and other cultures from across the globe! Programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

Music

Music is taught through the multi-award winning Charanga scheme which supports all the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for Music in England. Charanga supplies week-by-week progressive lessons which build on children’s musical skills and knowledge. In Year 6, children receive lessons from a specialist music teacher and they learn to play new and exciting instruments! Alongside our curriculum we have weekly singing assemblies, a choir club and we attend the annual Young Voices festival!

Music programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

We use the JIGSAW materials to ensure that all areas of Personal, Health and Social education are covered in an age appropriate way. Jigsaw gives children and young people the tools to have the best possible life. The programme equips them for happier and healthier lives, giving them agency to make their way through the world.

Physical Education (PE)

Boroughbridge Primary recognises the value Physical Education (P.E) can have on individuals. Using the National Curriculum we aim for all children to be physically active, develop competence to excel in a broad range of sports, engage in competitive sport and lead healthy, active lifestyles. Children have two,1 hour weekly PE sessions, as well as a daily run to increase fitness. There are a wide range of extra-curricular sport activities that children can take part in through our PE specialists, Sporting Influence. All children from Early Years to Year 6 will also have the opportunity to compete in events against other local schools throughout the year.

PE programmes of study follow the National Curriculum. To view the National Curriculum please click here.

Religious Education (RE)

We teach the statutory, locally agreed, Religious Education syllabus that prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain. As well as the study of Christianity as a living and diverse faith, the programme also includes learning about a range of religions and worldviews, fostering respect for others. In order to make RE a lively, active subject, we employ a variety of teaching methods including art; music; discussion; the development of thinking skills; drama; the use of artefacts, pictures, stories; the use of periods of stillness and reflection. Where possible we want our pupils to have opportunities to encounter local faith communities through visits to local places of worship or enrichment.

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