At Becket Primary School we cherish the starting points of
all children and aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is
inclusive, enjoyable, inspiring and challenging for all our pupils. Our
curriculum is based on the 2014 National Curriculum.
By the time our pupils leave the school, we aim to ensure
that they have achieved their potential to thrive in a changing world by
developing and mastering key skills, attitudes and knowledge across a range of
subjects. Their learning should be interconnected and personal and social
skills are nurtured as key drivers so that pupils thrive as resilient,
We aim to enhance the knowledge and skills the pupils
develop by providing a variety of opportunities, including outdoor learning
which introduce new ideas and experiences.
Our aim is that through our curriculum, our pupils will make
a successful transition to the next phase of their education and adopt the British
values necessary for them to aspire to making a positive contribution to a
diverse, multi-cultural society.
Becket Primary School Curriculum Implementation
For the core subjects of English, Maths and Science children in Year 1 to Year 6 are following the National Curriculum 2014. Please follow this link to see what your child will be learning in their year group National curriculum – GOV.UK
For all other foundation subjects we follow the 2014
National Curriculum which in our school is organised into topics with the
intent that the children make connections across subjects whilst they are
learning. These topics are planned into a two year cycle, where if possible
connections are made between the different subjects that are being taught. The
children will also be practising, developing and applying their reading,
writing and maths skills across all of their topics. The topics are organised into
the different areas of learning which are listed below:
and Social Understanding (Includes
History, Geography, Religious Education and Foreign language (KS2 only))
Arts (Includes Music, Art and Design)
and Technology (Includes Science, Computing, ICT and Design Technology)
Physical Development, Health and Well – being (Includes P.E and Personal,
Social and Health Education)
Our topics are planned in phases – Foundation Stage, Year 1 + 2, Year 3 + 4
and Year 5 + 6. There are topic overviews planned which include a
differentiation of skills, knowledge and understanding for each year group for
each subject in the areas of learning. For each topic there is a detailed
sequence of lessons being developed for each subject area covered. Some of our
topics will last for one full term, some will be shorter units of work.
The personal and social education of our children is the
driver which underpins our curriculum as a result the Thrive strategy is
incorporated across the school.
The school follows the Derbyshire Agreed R.E syllabus 2014.
The principal aim of R.E is to enable pupils to participate in ongoing search
for wisdom, through exploring questions raised by human experience and answers
offered by the religions and beliefs of the people of Derbyshire and the wider
community, so as to promote their personal development. The children will be
learning about the main religions of the world including those represented in
The school will be implementing the new Derbyshire Agreed
R.E syllabus in September 2020.