Bentinck Primary & Nursery School
Curriculum Intent Statement;
The curriculum at Bentinck Primary and Nursery school is designed to meet the needs of all pupils from our diverse heritage groups, preparing them as fully as possible for their next phase of education. Oracy is at the forefront of our school life with everyone talking, learning and encouraging each other. We inspire pupils with a deep enjoyment of learning through our rich and carefully sequenced curriculum provision. We also equip pupils with essential basic skills, with a strong emphasis on the teaching of reading, writing and maths, that enable them to access our broad and balanced curriculum. Our school community understands the importance of consistency of expectations to ensure every child succeeds. As a result, our pupils develop essential life skills such as resilience, collaboration and independence that enables them to gain the most from all subjects. Our pupils leave us with an appropriate range of essential knowledge and well-developed skills that enable them to perform cognitively, physically and with confidence.
The Bentinck curriculum is fully in-line with the EYFS and National Curriculum and tailored to maximise pupils’ interest and curiosity for learning. We provide pupils with a variety of first hand experiences to stimulate their learning, placing a strong focus on the independent application of the essential skills and new vocabulary taught across the curriculum. Throughout all of our teaching, children are taught and exposed to a wide range of subject specific vocabulary. Through our immersive styles of teaching all children are expected to use and apply their developing spoken and written language. This ensures that all pupils, especially the many who arrive at our school with little or no English, leave us fully able to make sense of, and contribute to, modern British society.