Curriculum Update September 2016
To ensure that BMPS provides complete coverage of the new curriculum we bought in The Learning Challenge Curriculum. We have now been using the LCC since September 2014. It provides many resources for teachers from progression charts to example topic plans. It is an online and paper resource. The LC curriculum very much ties in with our ethos of enquiry based learning. For example one of the main topics for Classes Kittiwake, Dolphin and Guillemot is has been 'What impact did WW2 have on children in Norfolk?'
We have found that the LCC supports our children's education by engaging their curiousity, which in turn helps them to take charge of their own learning. The LCC also is flexible so that teachers can adapt or write new topics using the LCC as a model. A recent example of this was when Year 4, 5 and 6 investigated 'Why windpower is important for Norfolk?'
In terms of differences the 2014 curriculum has raised the bar so for example:
By the end of Y4 children should know their tables up 12x. Previously it was by the end of Y5 children to know up to their 10x tables (National Primary Strategy).
Explicit mentions of drama (except performing scripts) have been dropped and there is a strong emphasis to learn technical elements for spelling & grammar.
Our curriculum map for 2016 - 2017 is updated regularly. The link below is to the most recent version.
What BMPS will do is also ensure that the skills taught can be applied independently across the curriculum.