Our Curriculum reflects our strong belief that all children have an entitlement to a broad and varied curriculum which allows them to achieve their full potential within the context of stimulating and exciting learning experiences. Our aim is to promote in our children a love of learning which helps them become, 'The Best that we can Be' (UNICEF Article 29).
Teachers achieve this through planning the curriculum through topics, and link, where possible, the subjects the school is required to cover as it delivers the National Curriculum. Topic webs are shared with parents at the beginning of each term and help parents to discover what their child will be studying. The philosophy behind our curriculum is to move children through knowledge and understanding, which are important, on to developing skills and concepts, to apply their learning in a range of contexts and to solve problems. This is in the context of pupils’ academic, social and spiritual development.
Latin is the ancient language pupils study at Bean, helping children discover the roots of many of the words used in English today. It also forms the basis of the European languages, which pupils go on to study at secondary school.
The Kent Agreed RE Syllabus forms the basis of the religious education taught across the key stages at Bean Primary. Teachers make links to topics where possible to ensure pupils' learning is contextualised. A broad range of faiths are covered, helping to foster tolerance and acceptance of different faiths, cultures, and those not from a faith background.
School Code of Conduct
The evidence of our curriculum is not simply found in the textbooks of pupils, but in the behaviors, attitudes and conduct of the whole school community. Below is the agreed Code of Conduct pupils have signed up to:
School Code of Conduct
At Bean Primary School children show respect by …
- taking part and taking turns (UNCRC article 29)
- listening to others (UNCRC article 12)
- having respect for themselves and others (UNCRC article 29)
- taking pride in their work, class, school and environment (UNCRC articles 28 & 29)
- having a go and trying their best (UNCRC article 28)
- making mistakes and learning from them (UNCRC article 28)
- having high expectations of themselves (UNCRC article 28)
- enjoying their learning experiences together (UNCRC articles 13 & 29)
- demonstrating and using good manners (UNCRC article 29)
- finding solutions to difficult situations (UNCRC articles 12 & 13)
- having fun! (UNCRC article 31)
Written with specific reference to:
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), January 1992 and the Department foe Education (DfE) guidance on ‘Promoting British Values’, November 2014.
Topic Webs for Parents 2018-2019
At Bean Primary School we are following National Curriculum which can be found at the following link: