At BCPA we are proud of the education we provide. We recognise the importance and benefits of being an outward-looking school and understand how the process of school improvement contributes to providing outstanding outcomes for the children in our care. As a result, we continually strive to improve our practice and celebrate our achievements. We are very proud of our school community.
Our children have excellent opportunities to learn in different ways: through and exciting and varied curriculum and a wealth of enrichment events. Pupils are proud of their school, embrace their learning and treat each other with kindness, dignity and respect.
Maths is a vital part of the curriculum at BCPA. Children are taught efficient methods for mental and written calculations which are practised and applied through a wide range of contexts. These core skills are revisited frequently in order to enable children to become more confident in their handling of numbers and allowing them to choose and use appropriate methods for solving problems and mathermatical investigations.
Our maths learning journeys are personalised to each child and support them in developing the skills and understanding required to achieve their year group expectations. Through daily assessment and observation, we are able to support and accelerate learning for each pupil. Each objective gives opportunities for children to practise, apply, extend and create to ensure that they are able to utilise their knowledge across a range of contexts. We aim to develop learners who adopt life-long skills central to a knwledge and understanding of mathematics. This individualised approach helps to raise children's self-esteem and allows them to take ownership of their achievements whilst understanding their next steps in their learning.
Further support is given through discrete Basic Skills sessions, where children revisit previous units and spend time learning specific mathematical skills and knowledge to enable them to create links between different areas of the maths curriculum. Daily 'Maths Facts' sessions also allow children to frequently revisit key information such as shape names, times table facts and mathematical vocabulary.
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Throughout our curriculum, we ensure children are given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise their Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening skills. All of these skills are taught through the class theme. This thematic approach allows children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, communicating effectively with others.
During their first year at school, children are taught to read and write through the 'Letters and Sounds' programme and the Jolly Phonics scheme . They are taught all of the sounds and use these to segment for spelling and blend together for reading. They are taught to write simple sentences and are introduced to basic punctuation. In Key Stage 1 the emphasis is on fictional texts where children can apply their structure and punctuation knowledge to a familiar context.
In English lessons, children are taught to write a wide range of non-fiction texts, as well as narratives, poetry and drama, during their school journey. Throughout the school we use a strategy called 'Talk for Writing' to immerse children in the model texts. It is a process which follows the notion that if you can't say a sentence , you won't be able to write it. Each text type is introduced and explored, looking at its key features and structures as well as its' associated vocabulary. The children then learn the text through recital, pictorial prompts, actions, drama or dictation. they are then supported in the creation of their own innovations of the text.
Further support is given to children in the use of punctuation and sentence through our Basic Skills sessions. This programme allows children to practise and apply their learning across a range of contexts outside their current text type. It also allows children to explore further areas of the English Curriculum such as Choral Speaking and Handwriting.
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