Bedonwell Junior

" Through excellence, together we shall succeed "

The Curriculum


Children are taught in year based mixed ability groups throughout the school. There are four classes in year Nursery, Reception, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Children are set according to ability for mathematics and phonics throughout the academic year in KS1 (yrs 1 & 2) and KS2 (yrs 3-6).

 The why, what and how for our curriculum

We strive to ensure high achievement and a happy educational experience for every child.

The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the formal requirements of the National Curriculum and Religious Education, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they can achieve their true potential.

Our school curriculum is underpinned by the values that we hold dear at our school. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to learn in order to lead fulfilling lives.  These are the main values of our school, upon which we have based our curriculum:

• We value the way in which all children are unique, and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. We value the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth.

• We value the importance of each person in our community. We organise our curriculum so that we promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community.

• We value the rights enjoyed by each person in our society. We respect each child in our school for who they are, and we treat them with fairness and honesty. We aim to enable each person to be successful, and we provide equal opportunities for all the children in our school.

• We value our environment, and we aim, through our curriculum, to teach respect for our world, and how we should care for it for future generations, as well as our own.