Here at Broadgreen Primary School we deliver the National Curriculum by utilising a range of different teaching and learning strategies. We are proud to have the Basic Skills Quality Mark (renewed July 2016) in recognition of the emphasis we place upon reading, writing and maths. For RE we follow the Liverpool SACRE syllabus.
Each day our pupils experience high quality teaching of English, including reading and phonics and Maths and where possible these will be linked to their Curriculum Units of Inquiry. Computing (ICT) is integrated across all subject areas. For both English and Maths we follow the School Improvement Liverpool plans. The statutory requirements for each year group can be found here. English Maths Spelling
For further information on the teaching of Phonics at Broadgreen Primary School click here.
Each year group follows a unit of inquiry each half term, click on the year group below to see the yearly overview. A central idea is identified along with links to the national curriculum subject areas, staff use this to formulate their half termly inquiry plans. Pupils also input their own ideas to the unit of inquiry, further information can be found on the class pages. We are reviewing these units each half term and so they may be subject to change throughout the year.
Modern Foreign Languages - French
Here at Broadgreen Primary we have chosen French as the Modern Foreign Language that we teach to our pupils. In Foundation Stage and Key Stage One our pupils have taster sessions and in Key Stage Two they have more in depth French lessons. These sessions are delivered by Madame Petitbois who works in school every Tuesday. Please see examples of the planning below.
Take a look at our Safeguarding Curriculum Map which outlines our curriculum coverage for delivering safety messages to our pupils.
Philosophy For Children
Philosophy for Children is designed to develop thinking and reasoning skills and to enhance self esteem. It help teachers to build a ‘community of enquiry; where participants create and enquire into their own questions, and ‘learn how to learn’ in the process.
P4C develops four key types of thinking:
- Collaborative - thinking with others
- Caring - thinking of others
- Critical - making reasoned judgements
- Creative - creating new ideas
P4C typically takes the form of a Community of Inquiry, which is characterised by:
- Sitting in a circle ready to think, talk and engage with each other
- Sharing a source of puzzlement or intrigue (e.g. picture, story, music, news, etc)
- Examining the source and creating relevant questions
- Persisting in the search for knowledge and understanding
- Giving reasons for opinions and distinguishing good reasons from bad ones
- Fostering mutual cooperation, trust, tolerance, fair-mindedness and a heightened degree of sensitivity to fellow inquirers
- Rich feedback that promotes thinking that is self-correcting and reflective
There is substantial evidence that regular involvement in a community of enquiry leads to the following outcomes for children:
· Independent thinking
· Higher order thinking skills
· Excitement, motivation and engagement with learning
· Increased reading comprehension, particularly in less able reader
· Increased maths and science achievement
· Increased co-operative skills
· Increased self-esteem, particularly in children with lower self esteem
· Improvements in behaviour
Better relationships with peers, teacher and parents
To watch some philosophy in action click on the picture below.
Or for ideas on how you can support your child click on the Grown-ups link below