This statement sets out the principles underpinning the curriculum at Bridge Junior School and reflects the school’s commitment to developing all aspects of our pupils lives.
At Bridge, we want all children to SHINE which is at the heart of all that we do at Bridge and we believe that every child can succeed. We want all members of our school community to have high aspirations and to feel confident about the future, looking forward to the opportunities it will bring.
Our curriculum is designed with these values in mind;
These core values link directly to our whole school vision:
All of our children are taught within the framework of the government’s National Curriculum. Religious Education is taught to all pupils using the Leicester City agreed syllabus.
Our curriculum promotes self-belief and high aspirations, providing opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills to excel as lifelong learners, ensuring our children understand how to keep themselves, others and the environment safe. We will do this through kindness, respect and collaboration.
Our curriculum is inclusive and meets the needs of all children, developing positive attitudes to learning through:
Underpinning all our learning is an ongoing focus on the fundamental skills of acquisition of the basic skills of language acquisition, reading, writing and using & applying Maths.
As a whole school, we are currently reviewing our curriculum so that we provide a creative curriculum built around the "Cornerstones Curriculum".
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. As our curriculum grows and develops, we want to ensure that it is a curriculum which reflects the needs of our children and the community we serve, linking British Values and SMSC to all curriculum areas.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
For more information please see the link below:
How it Works?
Children will progress through four distinct stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.
At the "Engage" stage, children:
At the "Develop" stage, children:
At the "Innovate" stage, children:
At the "Express" stage, children: