At Bridgwater College Academy we are committed to delivering all the requirements of the new primary curriculum from September 2014.
We have updated our schemes of work to reflect the content and challenge of the new curriculum. Teachers have received training in the key areas of curriculum change and we are ready to provide outstanding curriculum provision.
The curriculum will be taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners. Our curriculum will be exciting and will inspire children to nurture a passion for learning. An overview of the topics chosen through which the content will be delivered can be seen for each key stage.
Use the link below to view specific curriculum content for each area.
You can also download a free parents guide to the new curriculum by using the link below:
Key Stage One Curriculum
After one year in Reception your child will progress into Key Stage One, where learning covers all aspects of the National Curriculum for Years One and Two.
We still place emphasis on outdoor learning and all Key Stage One classes have their own outdoor leaning spaces and class gardens which can be accessed freely for play and exploration. Growing, harvesting and cooking fruit and vegetables is a regular part of the curriculum, helping children to understand the world around them and where our food comes from. Outdoor learning plays a regular part in many curriculum areas including our daily numeracy lessons.
We teach literacy through an inspiring Talk for Writing approach based around active story telling with many opportunities for role play with dressing up and acting out. This helps our young children to develop an extended vocabulary that they can use in their own writing. Reading is taught through the Read Write Inc synthetic phonic approach encouraging children to sound words out. All children experience a literacy and numeracy lesson each day with extra handwriting sessions and times tables sessions in addition to this. Learning remains fun and exciting through using a themed approach and ensuring that our children always understand the purpose for their learning.
As part of the superb facilities at Bridgwater College Academy we have three Forest School learning environments. All Foundation Stage (children in Nursery and Reception) and Key Stage One children have access to Forest School. Each Reception and Key Stage one child will attend Forest School once a fortnight with our highly trained member of staff alongside their teacher or teaching assistant, and every nursery child will access Forest School based activities on a daily basis.