The National Curriculum sets out what children should be taught and what they should be able to do at each stage of their education. English and Mathematics form the core of our work and the majority of basic skills are taught as discrete units. However, we recognise the importance of making learning meaningful and memorable for children and for this reason each year-group plans, where possible, cross-curricular work around a central theme on a termly or half-termly basis. This allows more time for each subject to be studied in depth.
Religious Education forms part of the curriculum and we follow York's agreed syllabus. Our aim is that all pupils understand the nature of religion and acquire an understanding of the beliefs, practices and strengths of the world’s five main religions; Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism.
In September 2014 all primary schools began to implement the new Primary Curriculum and at Badger Hill Primary School we have worked hard to shape our curriculum so that the children have access to stimulating, exciting learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Have a look at the Yearly overviews below to see the wide range of topics which will be covered over the year. As we are constantly evaluating and improving our new curriculum, taking into account current events that are of interest to the children and finding out which topics really excite them, these overviews can be subject to change.
Please note that the ethos of the EYFS is that activities are planned according to the interests of the children, therefore any plans are subject to change. Sometimes 'mini topics', triggered completely by the children, are carried out within the overarching topic and their interests are always incorporated into the main topics.