Curriculum

Our curriculum is unique in many ways. We ensure coverage of the National Curriculum and that we develop the key skills identified. Wherever possible, we have made links to where our school is situated. Being on the island, we are in quite a unique position as we are able to make connections with the range of resources and the varied environment around us: a position that not many schools in Britain are able to do. From the links the Island has with nobility such as Charles I and Queen Victoria, to having our own unique biosphere, with over half of the Island recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have strived to develop these links within our curriculum.

Curriculum Intent

At The Bay, we believe that children should have access to an inspiring, creative, broad and balanced curriculum. We hope to develop children’s skills, enabling them to become collaborative and critical thinkers who challenge themselves to follow lines of enquiry, whilst building resilience. Our curriculum inspires a love of life-long learning to begin and encourages pupils to strive to excel in everything they do.

Curriculum Implementation

Curriculum implementation is concerned with curriculum delivery: teaching, assessment and feedback and, crucially, that which leads to long-term learning. History, Geography, DT and Art are taught through enquiry based Learning Experience units – with one unit being delivered each term. Music, MFL and Computing are linked to these units wherever possible, whilst Science, RE, PSHE and PE are taught as discrete subjects. Alongside our curriculum, pupils also work through their Bay Activity Passport, in school and at home, which supports them to acquire and master a variety of valuable life skills throughout their primary school journey.

Learning Experience Curriculum Overview
Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 Who am I?

Art

Who is Charles I?

History

Does everyone’s place to live look the same?

Geography

Year 2 What events shaped London?

History

How is art used in nature?

Art

How have humans impacted habitats?

Geography

Year 3 How was the world shaped by the Stone Age?

Geography

What effects did the Roman invasions have?

History

Who is Quentin Blake?

Art

Year 4 What does art look like in Central America?

Art

Could I survive in an extreme environment?

Geography

Was Qin Shi Huan an honourable leader?

History

Year 5 Why was Queen Victoria important to the Isle of Wight?

Geography

Who are Mangakas?

Art

What did the Greeks do for us?

History

Year 6 Who is Edward the Confessor?

History

How important is the River Nile?

Geography

How has art evolved?

Art

Curriculum Impact 

Curriculum impact, finally, is about pupil achievement. Our children are assessed by external test results at the end of Key Stage 2.  However we also believe that good outcomes are not just measured in qualifications, but in how successfully pupils are developed as well-rounded citizens with a life-long love of learning.

 

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