Remote Learning during the coronavirus pandemic
Staff at Badgerbrook developed our plan to deliver remote learning for the times when we have a full or partial closure of the school due to the national or local COVID-19 situation. If we are required to provide remote education in the future we will once again follow the Remote Learning Policy (see links below)
Information to help Badgerbrook parents and carers know what to expect if your child needs to self-isolate, or where national or local restrictions require your child to remain at home:
You can also find more information in Badgerbrook’s Remote Learning policy and the Live Lessons Learner Agreement which has already been shared with pupils, parents and staff. All other information about the school’s response to the pandemic can be found here
Our Curriculum at Badgerbrook
Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for life long learning. Themes are planned with children’s needs in mind. We want to ensure the local community plays a part alongside the wider world. Reading and developing a rich and varied vocabulary underpins our curriculum, and visits and visitors are planned in to support and inspire learning.
We encompass not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but are also proud to be a ‘No Outsiders’ school and a ‘Route to Resilience’ accredited school. You can read more about these on our Equality & SEND page.
You can also see our Motto, Vision and Mission Statement by following this link
Teaching and learning:
At Badgerbrook Primary School children in KS1 and KS2 follow the National Curriculum. Children in EYFS follow the Early Years Foundation Curriculum. Our teachers deliver the curriculum in topics. We base our curriculum on a ‘Learning Challenge’ Curriculum where each topic begins with a ‘Big Question’. Each half term teachers produce a curriculum plan that shows the links between the different curriculum subjects through a big question. We call this the ‘Big Picture’. Opportunities are given for children to learn both in and outside the classroom.
Our curriculum is based on vocabulary which can be transferred to learning at other points of a child’s education and beyond. This vocabulary is carefully considered for each topic to ensure it is meaningful, transferable and ambitious. The vocabulary will be in every classroom and known as ‘sticky words’. Knowledge is built upon through the progression of sticky words..
Our curriculum is underpinned with the key learning characters that we feel are important – these are known as our Core Values. Our school promotes these through all aspects of school life, as we aim to unlock the potential of every child. We strive for our children to leave Badgerbrook equipped with the knowledge and skills for continuing lifelong learning in an ever changing world. Our aim is that they become resourceful and resilient learners.
The five core values which the parents and carers feel are the most important are;
Determination Respect Resilience Individuality Courage
Through our teaching we are:
- Ensuring high standards are achieved through curiosity, discovery and partnership between pupils, staff, parents and the community
- Providing an enquiry-based, challenge curriculum, developing knowledge, understanding and transferable skills in a purposeful way that will improve the lives of our children
- Creating inclusive and accessible learning environments that are safe, welcoming and enticing
- Using innovative and creative approaches to learning that recognise the importance of equipping children for the future in a rapidly changing world
- Nurturing pupils’ self-esteem, self-awareness, confidence, resilience, health and wellbeing
In our planning we reflect these concepts:
- Progress means knowing more and remembering more.
- Knowledge is generative (or sticky) ie the more you know the more easily you can learn.
- Vocabulary size relates to academic success. Education is crucial for increasing the breadth of children’s vocabulary.
We consider these factors that link to a high quality curriculum:
- A focus on subjects even when topics are taught
- A depth and breadth of curriculum content
- Seeing the curriculum as a progression across the years
- Having a clear purpose for assessment
- Reviewing and evaluating curriculum design
- Clear curriculum leadership (which is often distributed) and ownership
- Considering local context and ensuring it is relevant for our children
In Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 we follow the National Curriculum. Further details can be found on the Department for Education’s website
- For more details about the Early Years curriculum please click on these links: Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage Policy
- For more details of the Maths curriculum please see the Maths at Badgerbrook page
- For more details of the English curriculum please see the English at Badgerbrook page
Click below to see the Big Picture for each year group for each term.
The Big Pictures
Foundation Stage Big Pictures