At Bidbury Infant School we provide a curriculum which is broad, balanced and accessible to all. We aim for our curriculum to be flexible so that it meets the needs of the children and the community's changing circumstances in partnership with parents.
Our curriculum is underpinned by our school's core values of Achievement, Creativity, Independence, Interdependence, Motivation and Respect.
Our curriculum aims to provide opportunities for everyone to feel successful, develop their self-esteem and a love of learning alongside the necessary skills for learning. We provide opportunities for everyone to work collaboratively. We encourage our children to think of their own ideas through practical active learning experiences so learning is interesting, challenging and fun.
The curriculum is developed through a stimulating and well-resourced learning environment where teachers plan for active learning and use consistent teaching strategies. We have a skills based and project led curriculum in which children are invited to participate in the planning of projects and the activities they will undertake. We use expertise within and from outside our school to further enrich the curriculum to add interest and to increase motivation. Skills are taught progressively across the curriculum and within each year group. The children are encouraged to evaluate and improve their own learning and performance using a range of different strategies.
Within our curriculum we aim to develop a range of learning styles and thinking skills so that children can apply them successfully across the curriculum and in a range of contexts to extend their learning.