BLACKWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL
"Unlocking Potential, Providing Opportunities, Achieving Goals"
At Blackwell Primary School, the curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences provided for our pupils within and outside the school environment. It refers to a formal statutory curriculum of planned programmes of taught subjects and an informal curriculum involving a range of experiences leading to both intended and additional learning. Additional learning will be the messages and values promoted by the school through its ethos and approach. We recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and to achieve. At Blackwell Primary School, personal development plays an important part in raising the standards of attainment of all pupils.
Blackwell Primary School follows the National Curriculum and has adopted a Learning Challenge Curriculum in order to develop a curious based curriculum.
We endeavour to meet the needs of our learners by offering a curriculum that:
Develops lifelong learning
Embodies rigour and high standards and creates coherence
Secures the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils
Ensures that children are taught the essential knowledge in the key subject disciplines
Equips pupils’ with the essential learning skills of English, Mathematics, Science and Computing
Builds on pupils’ strengths, interests and experiences and develops their confidence in the capacity to enjoy learning and work independently and collaboratively
Promotes an enquiring mind and capacity to think rationally and independently
Contributes to the development of pupils’ sense of identity through knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of Britain’s diverse society and of the local, national, European, Commonwealth and Global dimensions of their lives
Develops knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own and different beliefs and how these influence individuals and societies
To develop integrity and autonomy to help them be responsible and caring citizens and able to contribute positively to society
Promotes equal opportunities and enables pupils to challenge discrimination and stereotyping
Encourages pupils to appreciate human aspirations and achievements in aesthetic, scientific, technological and social fields, and prompt a personal response to a range of experiences and ideas
Provides rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills
Enables children to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better
Gives pupils opportunities to become creative, innovative, enterprising and capable of leadership to equip them for their future lives as workers and citizens
Develops pupils’ physical skills and encourages them to recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and keeping themselves and others safe
Promotes self-esteem and emotional well-being and helps them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and others, at home, school, work and in the community
Prepares children for the next steps in their education and equips them to make informed choices at school and throughout their lives