What is the curriculum?
The term curriculum refers to WHAT is being taught in school, this includes our subject content and lessons, along with any other enrichment activities we provide. Our curriculum is purposefully designed to ensure the children at Barnham receive integrated, coherent learning experiences that contribute towards their personal and academic learning and development, both now and in the future.
We have recently undertaken curriculum development development work to ensure that our content, coverage, sequencing and progression supports these core aims.
How is Our Curriculum Organised?
At Barnham CEVC Primary School we are dedicated to teaching a broad, balanced and aspirational curriculum. We are constantly reviewing our curriculum development priorities, this ensures that our curriculum decisions are responsive and strategic.
It is more important than ever that our teaching reflects the needs of our children and takes into account the impact of the global pandemic on their learning and wellbeing.
The main aims of our most recent curriculum review were to:
As a result, we have made changes to our curriculum structure and timetabling from October 2021. We are delighted to be working with Unity Schools Partnership and have fully launched our updated curriculum known as CUSP (Curriculum with Unity Schools Partnership) which is underpinned by the latest education and cognitive science research.
New for September 2021
Following some changes to the timings of the school day from October 2021, each class timetable has been very carefully structured to maximise learning time. We continue to provide a knowlegde-rich curriculum for all our pupils. We have moved away from a topic approach, each subject is now taught discretely. This allows us to:
Our long term sequence for each year group has deliberate planned links between subjects that complement each other.
Our curriculum is vocabulary focused and aims to equip the children with a wealth of academic and technical language required to talk about their learning in a precise manner, across the curriculum. Knowledge organisers are used within learning modules to support vocabulary development.
Our curriculum provides children with memorable experiences, visits and visitors from which they can learn. It is designed to encourage them to view the world outside of Barnham with excitement and intrigue and to set their sights on an ambitious future.