Curriculum

At The Beacon CE Primary School our Inspire Curriculum is built around the National Curriculum, enriched to reflect the children and community we teach in.

As a church school and a member of the LDST our Christian ethos and school values are the heart of everything we do.

Our INSPIRE Curriculum:

  • develops the INDIVIDUAL- values, attitudes, knowledge, skills and understanding
  • NURTURES curiosity and creative thinkers
  • is broad, balanced and has clear progression in subject knowledge and SKILLS
  • is filled with rich PURPOSEFUL first-hand experiences and uses expertise beyond the classroom
  • develops INDEPENDENCE, resilience and perseverance to always be our best
  • is flexible and RESPONSIVE to individual needs and interests.
  • EMBRACES children’s knowledge and understanding of the developing world we live in, modern-cultural Britain and our own diverse community

These outcomes will be achieved by the use of a broad, balanced curriculum that promotes academic achievement, enhanced through a range of high quality experiences in a well-rounded curriculum.

English and maths are taught daily and children are given the opportunity to apply these skills across the curriculum. The teaching of reading is a core aspect of a successful curriculum, and children are taught and supported through the use of phonics and specialist teachers to become confident and fluent readers.

RE is taught weekly in school and supported through a daily act of worship. Christian values underpin everything we do in the curriculum and provide children with values and qualities to be successful throughout their education.

As part of the In Harmony project, music forms a core element of the school curriculum. Children from EYFS to Y6 all participate in regular music lessons, from developing the understanding of making sounds to performing in a full size children’s orchestra. All KS2 children and teachers play an instrument and regularly perform concerts, culminating in a concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Younger children share their achievements with parents and carers.

Foundation subjects are taught discretely and delivered with a focus on the acquisition and application of knowledge. The curriculum is sequenced so that blocks of knowledge are built on and revisited as appropriate.

The PE curriculum utilises experts to deliver high quality sessions that develop individual skills and build towards the teamwork and co-operation required to participate in competitive sport.

In EYFS and KS1, all children attend swimming weekly to promote a healthy lifestyle, stamina and develop confidence in water. In KS2, children continue their swimming lessons with a focus on developing technique in a range of strokes.

PSHE is taught in blocks with topics appropriate to their development and reflecting on the changing world. The use of HEARTSMART also promotes a positive focus on the individual to develop positive values and attitudes towards yourself and others.

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