What is a curriculum?
In formal education, a curriculum is the planned interaction of pupils with instructional content, materials, resources, and processes for evaluating the attainment of educational objectives.
The purpose of the curriculum is to enable each child or young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor. Further, it is carefully designed to ensure that there is the opportunity to consolidate and reinforce knowledge and, perhaps more importantly, develop transferable skills as well as allowing steady progression through key concepts and ideas.
Our curriculum throughout the school, our curriculum follows a two year cycle. Up until recently, the school had mixed year groups and, although this is no longer the case, it is felt of greater benefit to children and staff to continue this two year cycle. It also ‘future proofs’ the school should there again be the need for mixed year group classes. We aim to ensure that our curriculum meets the needs of the children at Belmont Primary whilst making certain it fulfills the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014).
If you have any queries about the curriculum, or if you feel you have expertise in any of the subject / topic areas and would be happy to share them with us and the children, please do contact us and we would love to hear from you!
Phonics and Reading Schemes
Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Map 2020-2021
Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Map 2020-2021
Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Map 2020-2021
Any further information about the school’s curriculum can be obtained by contacting the school directly.
At the curriculum meetings, parents were keen to have a bit more information about the grammatical terms which are being taught to the children. Below is a link to the DfE National Curriculum glossary as well as a ‘parents’ guide’. Hopefully these will help unravel some of the mysteries surrounding grammar!
DfE Grammar Glossary of Terms
Parent Guide to Grammar