At Bentley and Copdock Federation, we offer a curriculum that is ambitious and is designed to teach and enrich the knowledge and experiences of all pupils.
Our curriculum has been developed to ensure we meet and exceed the National Curriculum requirements. It is based on CUSP which is underpinned by evidence research and cognitive science. It is designed to help children retain information, and build their confidence and understanding of each subject phase on phase. Vocabulary is a key part of it and it includes tier two and three vocabulary.
Furthermore, the curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of our children, families and communities. Children make connections with the local communities, county and region thus to provide them with a richer sense of belonging and heritage as well as supporting identity and belonging, connecting this to the wider world.
We deliver a broad and literacy rich curriculum to support the deep and embedded learning of knowledge, skills, vocabulary and oracy. Oracy is a life skill & will enable children to be confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens, improving life chances and social mobility.
Our curriculum is built upon the foundations of our curriculum drivers: cultural diversity & arts, outdoor learning and environment, ambition and challenge, knowledge of our community in the world. We recognise that diversity and equality are important and these are promoted through the study of artists, designers and authors. Our literature spine is broad, rich and agile. Its core purpose is to expose pupils to a range of high-quality literature that gives every child a mirror in which to see themselves and offers a window to children to see a world beyond their own. This has also been reflected within the supporting texts and thematic mapping is designed to communicate where specific moral, social and ethical issues are indicated or addressed.
To find out more about our curriculum, please contact Miss H Cross, Deputy Headteacher Copdock Primary School.