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Curriculum Statement

Curriculum Statement

 

At Beechwood Primary Academy we have designed a bespoke curriculum for our children underpinned by our values - Democratic, Inclusive, Excelling and Collaborative. We support children to become responsible and motivated learners who embrace challenges and strive for success while supporting their emotional well-being.

 

Our curriculum provides children with a range of rich experiences to become happy and confident lifelong learners.

 

Topics are based around enquiry questions designed to weave learning journeys and allow children to learn through discovery and experience. Through our STEM based approach, opportunities are provided for children to develop the skills of Problem Solving, Creativity, Inquiry Skills, Observation, Flexibility and Collaboration.

 

Community involvement is an important part of our curriculum. We encourage our children to be kind and caring citizens who engage with their community and have a good understanding of the wider world. 

 

Beechwood are working with Ministry of Eco Education to help support children to understand how their decisions and actions can affect the planet and empower them to make a positive change.   

 

Our school curriculum aims to:

 

  • build upon children’s prior learning;
  • use STEM skills to develop deep understanding;
  • provide first hand learning experiences;
  • have opportunities for collaborative learning;
  • challenge, make children think and develop resilience;
  • engage minds and foster creativity;
  • be fully inclusive. 

 

Beechwood Primary Academy follows the National Curriculum. You can find out more about this by clicking on the links below:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2

 

Sex and relationship education is taught in line with the Sex and Relationships Education Policy agreed by the Board of Trustees. Religious Education follows the locally agreed syllabus.

 
ICT Mark - October 2015
Beechwood Primary Academy has gained the prestigious ICT Mark Award
 
Children at Beechwood Primary Academy in Southway are at the forefront of using technology to enhance their learning, and that’s official! Following an extensive external assessment, Beechwood Primary Academy has been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark.
 
The award recognises the school’s success in developing the strategic use of technology in both administration and across the curriculum. Children at Beechwood are attending schools at the forefront of modern technology.
 
Mark Chambers, Naace CEO, said "Beechwood Primary Academy thoroughly deserve the accolade of an ICT Mark accreditation. They clearly demonstrate how important it is to take a whole school approach to using technology in schools. We look forward to working with them to demonstrate how technology can have a substantial impact on learner outcomes in the future.”