At Baildon, we offer a full and enriching curriculum which develops our pupils’ love of learning and desire to find new discoveries alongside developing key curricular subject knowledge. As a school we are constantly trying to organise events and activities to support the curriculum. In some cases this involves a hook to start the topic but it also involves visits and visitors, where possible, to support the learning. We adopt a creative approach to the curriculum and try to make as many links as possible. However, in most cases, our Science curriculum is taught as a stand-alone subject. We still try and ensure that we address all five areas of the document which was released in 2004 called Every Child Matters. Attached is a summary of the events and activities which took place in previous years to support the curriculum:
Please find below an overview of the curriculum for 2018-2019
We also utilise our excellent school facilities, including our pond, fire-pit, science room, nature areas, cooking and technology room and music room in order to provide stimulating learning opportunities. This includes running an annual Outdoor Learning Week as well as our Healthy School’s Week. In order to develop our pupils’ understanding of their local heritage, as well as developing links with the community, we regularly visit local attractions and sites, such as: The Denzo Marston Nature Reserve, Salts Mill, Tong Park, St John’s Church, Fernihurst Dell, The National Film and Photography museum and many more.
In computing lessons, we aim to develop digitally confident children who are able to utilise a range of technology in order to: make new learning discoveries; present and publish their work; code and develop their own apps and games; and recognise and deal with potential e-safety risks and problems they may encounter. This includes running an annual film festival, called the BAMFAS (Baildon Animation Music Film and Animations) which celebrates our pupils’ achievements. We are also proud of how the Computing Curriculum develops our pupils’ skills and empowers our learners to utilise their technological understanding across the curriculum in all lessons. Meanwhile the BEES, Baildon Electronic Experts, are pupils with specific talent for computing and act as digital leaders, supporting pupils throughout school and blogging on events.
To find out more about e-safety, please click on either the parents or pupils link.
Play an e-safety game coded by a pupil here.
We are especially proud of the impact our approach to music has upon our children. By making full use of our music room and specially trained teachers, our pupils experience a wide range of opportunities to engage with exciting music styles from around the world and play a variety of instruments whilst composing their own works. Click here to watch a video of our pupils performing a djembe routine for parents recently.
Further information about the content of the curriculum is available through contacting Mr Mathew Holmes, Deputy Head Teacher.