At Bispham Drive Junior School and in conjunction with Banks Road Infant School we have developed a vibrant and exciting curriculum designed to inspire our children to be the best they can be. Below each year has a curriculum map giving details of what is being taught this academic year.
We meet the needs of the Primary Curriculum using a creative approach where subjects are taught both discreetly and thematically. In line with the increased challenge of the new curriculum, all aspects of English are taught, reading, writing, grammar, punctuation, handwriting, spelling and speaking and listening. In maths we not only teach what the children need to know, but deepen their learning to promote confidence in the subject. Science is also an important subject and we regularly support children in for practical work driven by their own questions and decisions.
All other subjects: history, geography, French, art, music, computing, design and technology, physical education and PSHE are covered; many through themed topic work which ensures many creative opportunities are given. Religious Education is also covered in line with statutory requirements and we regularly have visitors in school to talk to children or give assemblies which supports learning.
We are actively using technology to support our teaching and many of our pupils access and return their homework online, receiving feedback from their teachers in the same way (although paper copies are always available for those who prefer this format).
Creativity and inspiration is at the heart of teaching and learning within the school underpinned by the positive relationships that pupils and staff build. We have five key values that are used throughout the school: honesty, kindness, courage, respect and resilience.
The combination of enthusiastic teaching, an exciting and inspirational curriculum and well behaved children supported by involved families means that our pupils leave school well prepared for the next stage of their education.