Policies Staff Aims About the School Curriculum

Curriculum

We believe:

HOW we are learning is as important as WHAT we are learning and we want that learning to be engaging, enjoyable and meaningful!

EVERYONE, children and adults, in our school community is a learner

the atmosphere which fosters the most effective learning to be a relaxed and happy one where we are also absorbed in tasks which are relevant to our needs

We believe in making mistakes! It’s OK! This is a learning place!

It is often best to learn in a realistic context where there are valid REASONS for learning new skills and concepts

We will begin from WHERE the CHILDREN are in their understanding and design activities based on THE CHILD’S POINT OF VIEW (how do they view the world, what is important to them?)

The children are encouraged to take on responsibility for their own learning

All the usual subject matter is taught in a variety of ways.

Sometimes through a Mantle of the Expert drama, sometimes through another realistic learning context springing from a practical stimulus which has grabbed everbody’s interest: the time the chicks hatched, or when we found the biggest puddle, or the crater that appeared on the field, or the mysterious postcards that we began to receive from 100 years ago… and so on

This is what we believe to be creative teaching, not something that we get off the internet, or something that happens every Friday afternoon, but something that is at the core of our curriculum!

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English, Maths, Science, Art, History, Drama, Dance, Geography, Music, French, Physical Education, and Design Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Citizenship, Philosophyand Religious Education are taught throughout the school.

Religious Education is based on the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus. Sex Education is incorporated into the curriculum as part of personal and social development. It is also taught as part of the Federation Year 6 programme every Autumn.

At Bealings we also teach French each week to all children from Reception to Year 6.

Special Educational Needs

Bealings is an inclusive school where we aim to provide every pupil with the support they need to fulfil their potential. Please click here to see our SEN Policy

We offer music tuition in the following instruments:

  • Recorder
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Guitar

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Newspaper
  • Games Club
  • Football Training
  • Computer
  • Guitar
  • Netball Club
  • Gardening

PE Initiative

Due to the extra money available to school’s for PE our pupils now have the opportunity to take part in Dance Sessions and Handball Training. ¬†Additional sports sessions have also been added to the timetable.