Curriculum intent

At Bedmond Academy, our aim is to provide children with a rich and purposeful curriculum. Through a wide range of curricular activities, that create ‘buzz’ and excitement for our learners, we aim to draw out curiosity and confidence. By creating a love of learning we will shape pupils to be motivated, independent, determined and reflective. 

Our curriculum has been designed to make links between discretely taught subjects, in order for children to develop deeper connections and to make more meaningful progress across the broader curriculum. In doing this, we raise the profile of all curriculum areas with the children, staff, parents and community. 

English curriculum

Maths curriculum

We provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful in their future adventures.  

We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high quality teaching/activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Pupils are required to explore Maths in depth using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings.  By having a whole school shared vision we will ensure consistency teaching and learning strategies Staff meetings/training will communicate this vision). 

A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete, pictoral and abstract form wherever suitable. They are taught to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. We encourage resilience and advocate that Maths is a fun opportunity to take risks when connecting and applying our prior number knowledge and the real world.   

Our Maths curriculum aims to: 

  • Develop the acquisition of fluent knowledge and problem-solving skills in number, measurement, geometry, statistics and algebra so that all pupils know more, remember more, and can do more 
  • Give pupils at least the basic Mathematics skills so they can access the next stage of their school Maths education 

Science curriculum

At Bedmond Academy, we want children to be inquisitive and curious about the world around them. We teach in a practical and visual way, allowing children to explore scientific concepts and ask questions. Practical lessons have included: creating their own compost pots, making torches, creating circuits and watching floating and sinking objects.

A Bedmond Academy child will leave at the end of Key Stage 2 with…

  • a passion for Science and its application in past, present and future technologies.
  • practical experience in a variety of scientific investigations
  • the ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge that it brings.
  • an extensive scientific knowledge and understanding which will be demonstrated through a variety of ways including; written and verbal explanations, solving problems and reporting on findings.

Geography curriculum

At Bedmond Academy, we aim to ensure that all children appreciate their locality in comparison with the wider world. The children learn about a range of different human and physical features in the world around them. We have made geography fun by exploring our local environment, researching different countries and role-playing lives in different countries. Our geography topics include: The Amazon Rainforest, Bedmond, Egypt, London, natural disasters, mapping and many more.

A Bedmond Academy Geographer will leave at the end of Key Stage 2 with …

  • knowledge of the human and physical features of Bedmond and knows why they are there
  • an appreciation of their own locality in comparison with the wider world
  • an understanding that people have moved or travelled over time and considers this with their own family story
  • knowledge of the scale of towns, counties, regions, countries and continents
  • a clear understanding of geographical vocabulary and applies this for every day conversation
  • the confidence to use a map, compass and their own knowledge to navigate
  • an understanding of fact and fiction books that help gain a deeper understanding of the world and to spark curiosity
  • the ability to use what they already know to ask questions about unfamiliar landscapes and parts of the world

Art & Design curriculum

At Bedmond Academy every child is an artist! We celebrate creativity throughout the curriculum and encourage children to develop their own artistic style. Our art is mostly linked to our theme topics and it is designed to be fun, imaginative and gradually build upon the children’s art skills. We are regularly looking out for opportunities to promote creativity and encourage children to enter local art competitions.

Pupil voice: “I really enjoy our art lessons, especially sketching and learning about shading.”

A Bedmond Academy artist should leave at the end of Key Stage 2 with…

  • a knowledge and understanding of visual language (e.g. line, shape, form, pattern, colour, texture)
    • the ability to draw confidently from observation, memory and imagination
    • a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of artists
    • the ability to create artwork independently using originality and initiative
    • to be able to reflect, analyse and evaluate their own work and those of others

Design & Technology curriculum

At Bedmond Academy, design and technology teaches vital skills. Each year the children take part in a food technology topic, a textiles topic and a construction topic. The children enjoy being able to explore their theme topics through design and technology and speak fondly of their learning. Children in KS2 have recently enjoyed making volcanoes, sewing Christmas stockings and building their own model air raid shelters.

A Bedmond Academy child will leave at the end of Key Stage 2 with…

  • an experience of creating unique products that reflect their own ideas and are also valued by othe
  • resilience and perseverance
  • an understanding of cooking healthy meals
  • the ability to work safely such as cutting safely with scissors and joining materials together
  • the ability to sew

Computing curriculum

Computing at Bedmond Academy is an essential part of our children’s curriculum. It teaches all our students vital skills which they can carry forward throughout the rest of their lives. We aim to provide our pupils with a capability in computing and coding that will allow them to be successful adults. Computing is taught throughout the school and recently we have purchased a new set of BeeBots which Early Years have really enjoyed.

PSHCE curriculum

Music curriculum

French curriculum

Religious Education curriculum

PE curriculum

At Bedmond Academy, our PE sessions are delivered by a trained sports coach. PE is covered throughout the school (from Nursery through to Year 6). We cover a range of sports and expose children to sports that they might not always be familiar with. These sports include: Dodgeball, Cricket, Tag Rugby, Dance, Gymnastics, Hockey, Tennis and Athletics. Bedmond Academy is lucky to have a great outdoor field and lots of space that we utilise for our PE sessions. We also participate in a variety of in competitions as well as competitions with other schools. Alongside PE lessons, the children also take part in healthy hero and stay active sessions to encourage a healthy lifestyle. We also have some specialist coaches that come in to deliver tennis in KS2. At the end of the year, everyone takes part in a sports day which includes teamwork and competitive races.

Pupil voice: “I love PE, the lessons are always fun.”

“I really enjoyed taking part in the dodgeball competition against another school.”

A Bedmond Academy child will leave at the end of Key Stage 2 with…

  • embedded values such as fairness and respect
  • the experience and capability of team activities
  • the knowledge of a broad range of physical activities
  • the opportunity to have engaged in competitive sports and activities
  • increased confidence in their performance
  • an understanding of self-assessment and how to improve their performance or ability.
  • a healthy and active outlook on life
  • developed skills to excel in physical activity
  • an understanding of the importance of health and fitness