Bridgewater staff are working together on our approach to the curriculum ensuring that it is research based and linked to the science of effective learning.
Our aim is to teach the children and transfer new knowledge into their long-term memory over time.
The children embed learning as they travel through school connecting ideas, facts and information and concepts, into expanding schemas of knowledge.
Our curriculum is structured with stand-alone subject areas, which we overlap where it enhances the understanding and acquisition of knowledge.
Within the subject areas, we focus the learning on, key threshold concepts, which have been derived from the National Curriculum Programmes of Study and Aims.
Each subject leader will ensure that there is progression within units of learning, across the year group and throughout the school. Themes such as diversity and values will be woven throughout the entire curriculum. Lessons are sequenced, to build on prior knowledge and they are scaffolded so that every child can achieve. We support children working on a personalised programme with units of work from the ‘Pebbles’ curriculum, where learning is broken down further allowing children to access learning at the appropriate level and build the smaller steps towards their next objectives.
We engage and motivate the children to embed new knowledge and understanding, and structure the learning by spacing it and building in retrieval practice regularly in accordance with Cognitive Load Theory.
The inclusive curriculum enables every child to access learning by moving knowledge to the long-term memory.
As I share with prospective parents and visitors, we place a balanced emphasis across the curriculum valuing all subjects and we are a school that loves its music, sports and arts alongside the core subjects with a big emphasis on STEM subjects and underpinned with our values and awareness of our place in the world.
Year Group Curriculum Details
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