A curriculum with wings
At Bank End Primary School, we are passionate about providing exciting learning opportunities that engage children to use and apply the excellent skills that we teach them. We plan effective activities to promote pupils’ learning and personal growth and development and use a thinking skills framework to help children to ‘dig deep’ to get to the heart of the ideas and knowledge we share.
Our curriculum includes not only the formal elements of learning but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises to enrich the experiences of the children. Wrapped around everything are our very high expectations for learning and behaviour. We work hard to make school fun and engaging and in turn we expect children to be totally engrossed in learning and have exemplary behaviour. 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 achieve their true potential.
Excellent teaching gives children the life chances they deserve.
The aims of our school curriculum at Bank End Primary School are to support children to:
- Feel safe and valued as part of a caring community that celebrates success
- Develop empathy, compassion and integrity and use these skills actively
- Develop a sense of self-esteem, be well balanced and healthy individuals
- Be confident to challenge, question and share own opinions respectfully
- Feel inspired by the teaching and the opportunities that are presented to them
- Be independent thinkers/learners who work collaboratively with peers to deepen their understanding and learn in a wide range of situations
- Be risk-takers and see mistakes as an opportunity to learn
- Have experiences beyond the classroom
- Listen and articulate responses showing consideration to others
- Be polite and courteous, have great manners in every situation
- Be proactive in their responsibilities towards the community, society, the environment and economy, linking ‘real life’ with their learning
- Understand and respect diversity, believe that it is powerful to ‘be all equally different’
- Be aware of and recognise their own learning needs and be involved in planning future steps