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Bolshaw Primary School's Curriculum follows closely Government legislation in the form of National Curriculum.
It is also expected that :-
The school will devise a curriculum which incorporates the following subjects – English, Mathematics, Science, IT, Technology, History, Geography, Art, Religious Education, Physical Education and Music.
The school will be able to demonstrate a clear progression and development in class teaching from year to year i.e. from Year 2 to Year 3 etc.
This will be based on a School Policy for Classroom Organisation.
The school will ensure that clear policy documents and schemes of work exist and that all teaching staff work with these in mind.
The school will have well defined policies for planning children's work, recording children's work, recording children's progress and reporting to parents.
The school will operate clear target setting strategies for pupil attainment and clear ongoing assessment testing and reporting procedures.
Our aim is the creation of an environment where children can fulfil their own potential and develop themselves intellectually, physically, socially and aesthetically. We create an atmosphere of respect where good relationships are seen to flourish, in which the child is seen as an individual and is able to learn accordingly and be interested in school and what he/she does there. We promote the development of the whole child, to stimulate and guide him/her so that the foundations are laid for the gradual unfolding of a competent human being who has pride in his achievements. We want the children to leave school anticipating the future with eagerness and possess the ability to take a responsible place in society, using their work and leisure time to some purpose.We aim to help children to:-
- Develop inquiring minds, observe and ask questions.
- Explore areas of interest. Develop skills and acquire and communicate knowledge.
- Make the most of their own natural abilities and develop their potential.
- Develop high standards and delight in producing good quality work.
- Acquire independence, self-control and a responsible attitude.
- Develop social awareness and respect for oneself and others.
The curriculum followed by the pupils is based upon a main aim of achieving personal excellence. Parents will be aware that individual children have different strengths and abilities and we consider that every pupil should be encouraged to strive to attain his or her best standards ..... and beyond.
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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development.
Children are given the opportunity to consider and reflect upon those values and attitudes which create a safe and caring community; to understand the part each individual plays in its creation and maintenance and to value the non-material dimension of existence.
We are concerned to educate children to consider their own actions and their effect upon others, and to enable them to become responsible citizens who know the difference between 'right and wrong'. We are also concerned to develop children's understanding of other beliefs and cultures to create a greater awareness and appreciation of the society in which we live and the wider world. Such attitudes, skills knowledge and values are taught through personal and social education, the collective act of worship and the wider curriculum.
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A planned programme through the formal curriculum at all ages is complemented by the wider aspects of school life and the overall aims of the school, where health is an important concern.
Children are given accurate and up-to-date information and are supported in developing knowledge and understanding of a sense of personal responsibility and respect for self and others. Teaching methods allow for discussion and enable the clarification of attitude and value systems. Children's own perceptions of health are respected and from this starting point, essential personal and social skills are developed helping them to make confident and informed choices about health issues in their own lives now and in the future.
Health education is a shared responsibility in which the school seeks the involvement of parents, governors and the local community.
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Aspects of Sex Education are covered throughout your child's time at school as part of the curriculum.
Teaching is carried out in a characteristically open and honest manner.
Most appropriate aspects of the subject are covered. Please see Sex Education Policy.
In Year 5 Sex Education is covered in greater depth when a day is set aside for specific teaching.
A video called "All About Me" is also shown and children are encouraged to ask questions.
Parents wishing to view the "All About Me" video are welcome to contact the school.
They may also exercise the right to withdraw their child from these lessons.
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Special Educational Needs Policy
Parents will be aware that individual children have different strengths and abilities and we encourage every pupil to strive lo attain his or her best standards.
Where it is felt that an individual requires support in any way then this will be planned and provided for:-
by the class teacher
by the school support staff
by external agencies
The Headteacher co-ordinates all pupil support and parents play a vital, integral part in the process. Parents are informed at the earliest opportunity.
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Very Able Children
The curriculum is differentiated in order to meet the needs of all children. Where a child's ability exceeds that of their peers, more challenging work is provided. The school is currently working on early identification of exceptional ability and an appropriately challenging curriculum.