Curriculum

 At Bosham Primary School we inspire children to become independent, creative, emotionally intelligent, resilient learners. We encourage curiosity and a passion for learning alongside high aspirations.

A Bosham child will leave us with the skills needed to be a successful life - long learner, a portfolio of memorable experiences and an understanding of the world around them.

At Bosham Primary School, We believe in making learning exciting, fun and unforgettable. By the time the children leave us, they will have blossomed into independent, creative emotionally intelligent resilient learners who achieve well. We believe that children learn best when they are excited by their learning. Our approach – through Learning Experiences – means we teach and learn differently. Each learning experience is rooted in two or three areas of the National Curriculum. These are taught in depth, allowing the children time to explore and develop key knowledge and skills in these areas. An exciting and engaging hook into learning makes the experience simply irresistible, and the children know at the outset exactly what they are setting out to achieve in the form of an ‘authentic, high quality, outcome. Learning experiences can last any length of time; from just a single week to eight.

Our core values of resilience, independence, creativity and emotional intelligence underpin each of our learning experiences. Each learning experience will be framed by an enquiry question which will encourage the children to think philosophically. The enquiry questions, which are based on our core values, ensure the children develop connections outside of the curriculum. They encourage personal development and thinking skills which do not necessarily fit within a subject box.

The drivers for our Learning Experiences are historical, scientific or geographical because we recognise that our children demonstrate high levels of engagement in these areas of the curriculum. Other subjects are creatively placed to link learning rather than being equally spread across terms. We do not teach every subject in a half termly period and subjects are blocked together within a topic where appropriate. Whilst we are determined that the children know the associated facts for each curriculum area, our emphasis is on building the skills required to apply knowledge. This is to create both aspirational and resilient learners.

English is mostly linked to topic themes and key texts are carefully selected in order to drive the learning. We recognise that outcomes for our children are stronger when the link between English text and topic are clear. Maths, PE and French are taught separately.

Each Learning Experience is planned to incorporate rich, first-hand, purposeful experiences and we make meaningful links between subjects. An emphasis on understanding vocabulary is key in all subjects. Environments and expertise beyond the classroom are actively encouraged and within topics we are both flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests.