Curriculum As well as meeting the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum, we have ensured that the curriculum fits our vision of providing the foundations in ‘building successful futures’ for the children of Bowbrook. The curriculum will be underpinned by our ethos: We provide children with a toolkit for life in the modern world. We want our children to have the knowledge, skills and attitude to succeed anywhere. We want our children to be ambitious, to embrace opportunities and push themselves out of their comfort zone. We want our children to feel the fear and do it anyway and believe that the sky is the limit! To implement our curriculum we will use the fantastic facilities at Bowbrook Primary, the thriving community, educational visits and inspirational visitors to bring the curriculum to life and provide meaningful, first-hand experiences. In addition, we will build in opportunities for the children to learn about current affairs, linking their learning with local, national and international matters of interest/issues. We plan to offer a good range of extra-curricular opportunities also allow children to discover their talents and interests beyond the classroom. Our curriculum will be topic based, with one topic per half term. We will link subjects where it is beneficial to do consolidate learning. When it is not possible to create meaningful links between subjects, topics will be taught discretely. A huge focus will be placed upon ensuring that all children are able to listen to and respect the ideas and viewpoints of others. Challenge will be present in all lessons and our children will be taught to be risk takers and offer thoughts and ideas and recognise that mistakes are good because we learn from them. Keeping our children healthy both physically and mentally will be really important. The plans show that the Bowbrook site is extensive. There will be 2 halls built within the school building to be used for indoor PE lessons and a multi-use sports pitch for outdoor PE lessons. In addition, the school will have habitat areas for outdoor learning and a large school field. PE will be taught for 2 hours per week to each class. We will support learners to develop resilience, confidence, independence and we will practice mindfulness regularly to all children in school. We believe that to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. Therefore, sex and relationship education will be taught to all children in school regularly in an age appropriate way. As part of our curriculum, we will also promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, at school. Our curriculum will prepare learners for life in modern Britain and the wider world, equipping them to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society and who appreciate diversity. To measure the impact of our curriculum in terms of educational outcomes, we use a variety of monitoring approaches including lesson observations, book scrutiny, pupil interviews and peer review. Because learning is a change in long term memory, we do not necessarily expect to see impact in the short term. We have ongoing assessments via observation, quizzes and formal assessments. These inform future planning and targeted intervention and as to whether a pupil is expected to meet the end of year expectations.. How to find out more information about our curriculum Over the course of the year, more information will follow regarding our curriculum plans.