The Bridges Federation

Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage ‘areas of learning’. It is not so much a curriculum, but a way of planning learning based on developing skills. Learning is able to be planned based on teacher and childrens interests and talents. As our children enjoy the benefits of learning in mixed aged classes,Teachers are able to select their focus for learning for more than one year group.

We have a national curriculum that staff are familiar with – this is used as our knowledge base. The ‘creative learning journey’ helps staff to develop skills for learning in a systematic way. Teachers are given freedom to use their creativity to motivate and engage childrens interests without curriculum overload.

Assessment for learning is automatically embedded as the tasks planned all contribute to a common outcome developed over several weeks.

Collaborative planning across our three schools enables staff to share expertise and ideas.

Events and activities are not ‘add-ons’ but used as focus for learning.Music

Implementation demands:

What does it look like.

We have a rolling programme of topics over several years mapped to ensure every child covers the NC within each key stage.

Included in the programme are events we want to pursue i.e. Residential, Fenland Heritage Project, Science week, Book week, History events, Arts and Sports events.

Teachers follow a rigorous programme of phonics; spelling; punctuation and grammar (SPaG) and adapt aspects according to the group of children being taught and the outcome of assessments to cover areas of misconception.

Features of our timetable:

Awards gained :

The achievement isn’t the award but the process, which gives subject leaders criteria and therefore rigour to their leadership role.

2016-17-curriculum-plan

coverage 4 year rolling programme 2014 onwards

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