The Intent of Beechfield School's Curriculum
At Beechfield we follow a subject specific curriculum with a clear progression of knowledge and skills set out for each year group. We want our children to be strong readers, writers and mathematicians and expect them to apply this knowledge, and these skills, across our curriculum. School trips and visitors are carefully planned to enhance and enrich our curriculum provision and to provide our pupils with experiences they may not otherwise have.
A nurturing ethos runs through our curriculum and we focus on the children's personal development as well as their academic achievement. We teach our children to be responsible, resilient, tolerant and compassionate. We believe that physical and emotional wellbeing is imperative for success.
We have a firm focus on developing and mastering the 'basics' through a highly structured approach to teaching reading, writing and maths. Children are taught using concrete examples that are transferred into their mathematical and English work. We provide opportunities for reading and the curriculum focuses on the explicit teaching of subject specific and technical vocabulary.
Beechfield's curriculum provides opportunities to identify children's talents and develops their sense of self belief. We enable our children to experience success and personal fulfilment. We expect excellence and good engagement.
Beechfield is a diverse and multicultural school with 47 languages spoken. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We offer the children the opportunity to learn from each other and from their diverse backgrounds. Our school plan focus for this year is to ensure that our curriculum is reflective of our families and our community.
Our Curriculum document can be found at the bottom of this page.
See the National Curriculum here.
Our team of subject leaders monitor the provision of their subjects through the learning environments, experiences shared on Twitter, the progress evident in books and through pupil voice. They provide guidance for teachers on how to maximise learning and assessment opportunities in their subject areas.
The Government has introduced a new National Curriculum which took effect from September 2014. Click here to download the National Curriculum.
From Nursery, the children follow a structured phonics programme called "Read, Write, Inc". This takes place daily from 9.00-9.30 Monday to Thursday and from 9.30-10.00 on Fridays.
We use the JIGSAW scheme to teach all of our RSHE (Relationships, Sex Education and Health Education) objectives. This includes the statutory guidance for relationships and health education for primary schools. If you would like more information about the curriculum, please ask your child's teacher who will be happy to provide this information.
These can be found on the Year Group pages if you would like to see what your children are learning in their subjects over the year.