Bassett Green Primary School Curriculum Vision
At Bassett Green Primary School, we all have the chance to shine and achieve ambitiously in our curriculum, which is:
Framed by British values and personal development
Knowledge rich to help us know and remember more
Enjoyable, aspirational and cross curricular
Purposeful and related to the community we live in
Full of unforgettable moments in and outside of school
Preparing us to be resilient innovators and problem-solvers of the future
Our children have the opportunity to thrive in a rich curriculum which builds on their prior learning in a range of exciting and engaging ways. We have designed our curriculum to be cross-curricular to help our pupils to make important links in their learning, and to be meaningful, so that children understand the relevance of their learning. Enrichment experiences form an integral part of the curriculum at Bassett Green Primary School. There are many opportunities for children to deepen their understanding through visits and visitors, special hands-on ‘hook’ days, arts weeks, outside learning and sporting activities.
English drives learning across the curriculum with high quality texts matched to overarching social, moral, cultural and spiritual themes. Reading is closely tied to writing to help our children read as writers, and write as readers. We cherish words, stories and literacy, helping our children to foster a love of reading and writing, and supporting the development of strong literacy skills.
Phonics teaching is based on the Rocket phonics programme. Lessons include seeing, hearing and saying sounds, and applying phonics independently in reading and writing. See our dedicated phonics page for further information.
Spelling is taught using the scheme Spelling Shed. This scheme equips children with the skills they need to become effective spellers including:
- Phonological knowledge
- Orthographic knowledge
- Morphological knowledge
- Etymological knowledge
- Visual knowledge
The focus of Spelling Shed is on the teaching of spelling, which embraces knowledge of spelling conventions – patterns and rules; but integral to the teaching is the opportunity to promote the learning of spellings including common exception words. The scheme has a clear progression across the year groups.
Handwriting is an important skill that affects written communication across the curriculum. It is important that handwriting is taught in a consistent way to ensure that our children develop a legible and fluent style throughout the school. We teach handwriting using the programme Letter Join.
Our maths curriculum helps children build their mathematical skills through a progression of strategies. Children are encouraged to use concrete apparatus and pictorial representations to ensure a sound understanding of concepts when carrying out calculations and problem solving.
Website links to support your child at home
Across the curriculum skills and knowledge are developed through cohesive learning journeys, with each lesson building upon the last. Children enjoy exciting, purposeful and practical experiences which lead to memorable learning.
Click on the boxes below to see how our learning is organised for this academic year:
Important PSHE Curriculum Updates
If you have any questions relating to the curriculum, please contact your child's class teacher.