At Bozeat Primary learning is at the heart of what we do in school. We believe that our role is to help children to develop their skills as reflective and creative learners who are eager to face new challenges. We want our pupils to learn in a way which develops independence of mind, a desire for new knowledge and the skills which will enable them to carry on learning for life in a rapidly changing world. All our children follow a broad and balanced curriculum which includes daily Maths and English and we use a themed approach to learning which incorporates the National Curriculum subjects into topics.
Each class works around a topic based curriculum and each topic starts with a ‘Stunning start’, has a ‘Marvellous Middle’ and ends with a ‘Fabulous Finish’ where often parents are invited to share pupils’ work in a variety of formats for example a Roman Banquet or a fashion show from recyclable materials. The topics change on a termly basis and where we can, we try to have whole school themes but then have different learning journeys within each Key Stage. Our pupils enjoy a wide range of opportunities to perform to friends and family. There are songs and readings at Harvest, Christmas and Easter assemblies. Classes perform assemblies for parents and these performances celebrate the learning that is taking place during a topic.
R.E. is taught using the Northamptonshire’s agreed syllabus that teaches about Christianity, other major religions and their festivals as well as consideration of feelings, attitudes and values. KS2 pupils also have the opportunity to take part in the Queen’s Park Faith Tour, of All Saints Parish Church, Jamia Masjid Gulshane Baghdad Mosque and Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Bedford.
Each class has 2 hours of physical activity a week, children play a wide range of sports as part of the P.E. curriculum: basketball, tag rugby, gymnastics, dance and athletics, for example.
The school is lucky enough to have a trained Forest School Leader in Key Stage 2 which enables the children in Key Stage 2 to have forest school sessions each week in our lovely forest school area.
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TRIPS AND VISITORS
Our children learn beyond the classroom in many different ways. Trips extend what goes on in lessons and take place locally and further afield. We believe that in order to develop confidence children need a range of experiences.
We want to provide every child with as many opportunities as possible and to discover new skills and interests. We offer a selection of lunchtime or after school activities, these may include areas such as Knitting, art, Coding, choir, craft and a number of sporting activities.