Bincombe Valley Primary School

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"Teachers are skilful and knowledgeable practitioners, with a friendly and upbeat approach that creates a positive environment for learning." OFSTED INSPECTION 2016

"This school teaches you to be a brilliant reader." OFSTED INSPECTION 2016

"Teaching assistants are very skilled and make a valuable contribution to learning." OFSTED INSPECTION 2016

"Pupils have a high regard for their school and make comments such as, 'This is the best school in the world'." OFSTED INSPECTION 2016

"Pupils are developing into confident learners through the positive relationships that exist in school and the praise and encouragement they receive from adults." OFSTED INSPECTION 2016

"High-quality support is provided for pupils who have special educational needs or disability, and for pupils who have emotional needs, especially to improve their self-esteem and social skills."

"From starting points on entry to the school that are well below those typical for most children, pupils make good and sometimes excellent progress across the school." OFSTED INSPECTION 2016

Curriculum

The curriculum is the means by which we try to achieve the aims of the school. We endeavour to provide a solid foundation, developing the children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes on which they can build and enjoy their future learning.  The new National Curriculum 2014 is to be established within the school and continue to support the on going work to raise standards further. We are committed to providing ‘excellence with enjoyment’, aiming to provide a rich curriculum experience and celebrating achievement. We offer this opportunity to all pupils irrespective of gender, ability or need – striving to be fully inclusive in our work. Our Nursery and Reception classes follow a Foundation Stage curriculum.

When the curriculum is planned all the children are taken into consideration and the work provided is matched to their abilities and needs. The whole class may complete work or children may be grouped. Some children will be working on tasks that have been devised to meet their own individual requirements.

In accordance with the new National Curriculum 2014: English, Mathematics, and Science form the 'core' curriculum:

The ‘foundation’ subjects include Design & Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Art & Design, Music and Physical Education.

We also teach French as a foreign language to our Key Stage 2 pupils.

We are required to teach Religious Education and follow the Dorset Scheme.

Children also benefit from a programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education.

Awards 

The school has achieved National Healthy Schools Status and Activemark. We have been awarded the Gold Artsmark award from the Arts Council and achieved recognition as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.       

You will find a curriculum map for the topics covered each term in each year group in the class pages.