Introduction to the Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to be exciting, engaging and appropriate to the children at Blakesley Hall Primary School. It covers the requirements of the National Curriculum including English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education, Computing and Modern Foreign Languages. We have a Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum with the aim of keeping children safe, secure and successful.

It is built on four intentions:

  • The development of learning (our acquisition of knowledge and skills)
  • The development of behaviours and habits to become effective learners (how we learn)
  • The development of character (who we are)
  • The development of community (our place in the wider world)

Our curriculum intentions, how it is implemented and the impact it has can be found here:

In addition, each curriculum leader has written their own intent which can be viewed on each individual subject page.

The Wider Curriculum

The curriculum is taught following question based themes, which allow the children to make effective links between subject areas. It allows us to deliver cross curricular lessons with flexibility across the timetable. A class novel is at the heart of each curriculum topic.

Half-termly topics are detailed on information sheets which we share with children and parents prior to beginning the topic. This allows children and parents to research and carry out pre-learning. Children are also encouraged to ‘design and make’ something linked to their new topic.

Key Skills

To ensure progression our curriculum is underpinned by key skills. These build on one another as our children move through the school.

Visits/Visitors/Events

An important aspect of our curriculum delivery is to have a ‘memorable experience’, a visit or visitor, or a special experience day on which can ‘hook’ the children into their learning.

You can also read various policies that relate to our curriculum on our Policies page.