BOROUGH GREEN NEW CURRICULUM
At Borough Green Primary we deliver the curriculum in a way that ensures the maximum impact on our children. Our lessons evoke emotions and strive to totally immerse the children in an experience that is memorable and enjoyable. Our curriculum teaches the children through a number of experiences over the year which develop the children’s natural inquisitiveness. We aim to involve the local community in as many experiences as possible with parents/grandparents etc. involved in tea parties, art exhibitions and documentary presentations.
Our curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and towards its clearly defined end points. Our aim is to provides the knowledge and skills that pupils need in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We aim to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum: ‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Experiences include an intriguing title and an initial ‘hook’. Some examples are: ‘Who’s coming to tea?’ in KS1; ‘The Really Wild Show’ in Years 3 /4 and ‘The Game of Life’ in Years 5 / 6. Classrooms are turned into habitats, tea rooms, places of mystery and children become detectives, explorers and production teams to name but a few.
There are also occasions throughout the year when the whole school undertake a joint experience. An example of this is the Art Experience where many beautiful pieces of art were created collaboratively across the year groups.
If you would like to view the experiences planned for you child, please visit your child’s year group Curriculum page by clicking in the adjacent green box. A two year rotation is used to meet the requirements of our mixed year groups.