General Curriculum

Bow Community Primary School Curriculum

‘Pride In All We Do’

Here at Bow CP School, we have a creative and inspiring curriculum which promotes independence, encourages managed risk-taking, and provides memorable experiences which enrich children’s early lives. We value learning outside the classroom and have a well-established KS1 outdoor learning area, which provides further opportunities for pupils to develop collaboration and communication skills through play.

Our children learn best through practical 'hands on' learning opportunities; these enable them to experience learning in a meaningful way that reflects their interest and needs. We tailor learning to provide children with opportunities to develop skills and explore concepts. These will allow them to build their knowledge and understanding through topics that will capture their interest and stimulate their imagination. We involve the children in planning topics so that their learning reflects their interests, which motivates them to learn.

Please have a look at our 'Rolling Programme' page for further information about the topics that your child will be learning through, over the course of this academic year.

 Professional development for our staff is key so that our dedicated team of teachers and support staff can best meet the needs of all of our pupils. Pupils’ learning is personalised and everybody is given opportunities to shine, both in and out of the classroom.

Gifted, Talented and Most able statement.

 The Department for Education (DFE) no longer uses the term “Gifted and Talented” and defines the most able learners as: “Those children and young people with one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with potential to develop those abilities).”

 At Bow Primary School we recognise that children may be “Most Able” in the creative arts or sport as well as the more traditional academic subjects. We believe that identifying children with exceptional abilities or talents and encouraging, supporting and celebrating it fosters a culture of achievement, striving for excellence and pride in all we do.

Gifted, Talented and Most able pupils help support the school vision to promote values, by being role models to others.

 At Bow Primary School, we are committed to providing the best possible provision for pupils of all abilities. We plan our teaching and learning so that each child can aspire to the highest level of personal achievement.

 Class teachers will identify children who they think are the most able in their class. Where we are unable to provide sufficient challenge, such as in sport or performing arts, the class teacher will speak to parents to signpost clubs and activities in the area.