Our Curriculum at Bedfont Primary School
At Bedfont Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils. Children in our Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which is statutory. We ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. We aim to give them the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. We use the non-statutory Development Matters guidance and support learning through projects such as "Every Child a Talker".
Pupils in Years 1-6 follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 which is taught through the following subjects: English, maths, science, design and technology, history, geography, art and design, music, physical education (PE), including swimming, computing and ancient and modern foreign languages (at key stage 2) and PSHE (including relationships and health education). In addition to the National Curriculum the school is also required to teach RE (Religious Education) in the line with the guidance of the Hounslow Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education.
For more information about the curriculum at Bedfont Primary School, please speak to Miss Chiarh or Mr Crinall.
We believe our children learn through our core values of courage, confidence, creativity, calmness, co-operation and curiosity. These values drive our curriculum and are woven throughout each of the curriculum subjects children are taught.
Our curriculum is driven by expected knowledge at the end of units of learning and the complementary skills that are fundamental to individual curriculum subjects.
We believe that enhanced learning opportunities take place outside the classroom and so we take every opportunity to learn locally and within the London area. Where opportunities can be enhanced in school, we invite learning experts in to our school.
We believe that learning needs to be driven by purpose, so we endeavour to drive our learning through a clear purpose. Inspiring outcomes lead children to think in an aspirational way.
Our curriculum has been designed to encompass knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live, as well as the events that have shaped it in the past to make it what it is today. The topics have been designed to complement and build on one another with clear progression and links so that in subsequent year groups, they will be able to explore concepts deeper, applying their knowledge in different contexts.
Making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs
We welcome children with special educational needs or disabilities and value all children's unique contribution to school. Our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability regulations 2014. We aim to identify children's special educational needs and disabilities as early as possible in collaboration with the children and their parents and carers.
High quality teaching is our first step in responding to pupils who have SEND. We also make the following adaptations to ensure all pupils’ needs are met:
- Differentiating our curriculum to ensure all pupils are able to access it, for example, by grouping, 1:1 work, teaching style and content of the lesson.
- Adapting our resources and staffing
- Using recommended aids, such as laptops, coloured overlays, visual timetables, task boards and larger font.
- Differentiating our teaching, for example, giving longer processing times, pre-teaching of key vocabulary, reading instructions aloud and using visual resources.