Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Since September 2014 the New National Curriculum is now being taught in all maintained primary schools. Exciting school trips are also planned, which all children attend, to enhance our pupils’ curriculum knowledge and understanding, as well as develop their independence and PSHE skills. Recent trips from September 2017-18 included visits to the Natural History Museum, …

English

Spoken Language The objectives for Spoken Language are common across Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1-6). listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives …

Handwriting Presentation

At Benington we now use a ‘Cursive’ system for handwriting to ensure a uniform approach to letter formation, leading to a more effective, fluent and legible joined style. Writing using this system enables children to write with increased flow and allows them to concentrate on the content of their work and correct spelling. Each letter …

Maths

Here at Benington C of E Primary School we are dedicated to providing children with a rich and meaningful mathematics education. Teachers ensure that pupils are motivated and engaged and whenever possible link maths learning to a real life context. Children of all abilities are challenged and encouraged to be independent learners as well as …

Science

We follow the new National Curriculum units and we supplement this with planning from the Rising Stars scheme of work. Science in Early Years and at Key Stage 1 has a significant focus on the natural world and seasonal changes. At Key Stage 2 it becomes more theoretical and, by year 6, also includes the …

Computing

At Benington C of E Primary School, we use the Twinkl scheme which is an engaging programme for children, providing  differentiated activities, as well as interactive resources. It is fully aligned with the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing. It supports the teaching and the development of computing and builds computer science capability for current and …

Art & Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.  A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically …

Design & Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, …

French

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.  A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.  The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in …

Geography

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical …

History

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils …

Music

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.  A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.  As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, …

Physical Education

A high-quality physical education inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.  It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.  Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness …

PSHE & RE

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. PSHE links closely with the values programme in our school. All of these support our social, moral, cultural and spiritual (SMCS) education. At Benington we have created our own programme to equip …