Bushfield Road Infant School

Curriculum

Bushfield Road Infant School Curriculum Intent.

Bushfield Infants is a school which recognises and respects difference; a calm, safe and inclusive school which celebrates the progress and achievements of all our children. A school which supports not only its pupils, but also their families.

Bushfield Infant School prides itself on integrity, values and high expectations and these qualities are what drive the school.

At the heart of the school is a broad and balanced curriculum, offering exciting challenges in a meaningful way, constantly encouraging children to learn and practise skills which will stay with them for life.

Raising standards, whilst supporting emotional well-being is a priority and the responsibility of every member of staff. An emphasis on language rich learning experiences promotes the communication skills which are fundamental to successful learning.

At the heart of the school curriculum, is an innovative and well embedded approach to teaching the key skills for future success.

Communication, Teamwork, Resilience, Problem solving, Creativity and Financial awareness.

Bushfield Infant school is a positive environment in which to work and learn, a safe place to take risks and accept challenge and most of all a community where we all strive to be the very best we can.

The school curriculum has been designed to include:

  • A strong focus on the teaching of basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Learning frameworks and pre-learning tasks which reflect the interests and needs communicated by our pupils.
  • Cross-curricular themes which enable pupils to make meaningful links between different areas of learning.
  • Enterprise projects which link with the creative curriculum to provide opportunities for communication, collaboration, positivity, initiative and presentation skills.
  • An enrichment afternoon every week with a focus on enhancing experiences within Art, PE and Music.
  • Planned Inspiration days which engage pupil interest and generate excitement and interaction across the school.
  • Additional activities specifically for those entitled to pupil Premium funding.
  • Additional PE/Sports activities and competitions funded through the PE premium.
  • Talking partners which are used daily and consistently throughout the school to enable pupils to share and communicate their ideas and feelings.
  • Short Term planning which reflects key learning skills including communication and collaboration.
  • A shared celebration assembly which provides pupils with opportunities to present and discuss their learning.
  • Class assemblies, Festivals, concerts and open sessions which all encourage public speaking and performance skills.
  • A range of ‘After school’ clubs, some led by coaches, which offer exciting activities including Street Dance, Gymnastics, Gardening, Cookery and Art.
  • Visits and visitors which promote communication within the community and enhance pupil learning.
  • A language rich environment which promotes and models good communication skills.
  • Language related to first-hand experience and specific themes which helps to broaden pupils own vocabulary.
  • Opportunities for role play and drama activities across the whole school which promote confident communication and interaction between peers and adults.
  • Planned playtime and lunchtime activities which promote interaction between groups of children.
  • A culture of shared language by all members of staff which promotes self-esteem and a consistent approach.