‘I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.’
Through our Christian Faith at Blyton cum Laughton Church of England Primary School, we acknowledge our responsibility to all, to enrich lives and show love and respect within our school family. We offer a rich and vibrant Reading-Inspired Curriculum, which is ambitious, meaningful and memorable for all learners. Threaded throughout are our six Christian Values – Friendship, Courage, Hope, Thankfulness, Compassion and Trust – and together with our key drivers, the BcL Inspirational Themes of Diversity, Exploration, Creativity, Innovation and Progress, Care and Protection and Leadership, we celebrate diversity and utilise skills, knowledge and the cultural wealth of the community, enabling our children to flourish spiritually, socially, emotionally, morally and culturally.
The BcL Reading-Inspired Curriculum, based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Primary National Curriculum, embraces high quality texts as the foundation to provide inspiration for learning and nurture aspiration in our children to become Figures of Faith, Explorers, Creators, Innovators, Carers and Leaders: the focus of our BcL Extraordinary Lives. Our reading and wide-range of enrichment experiences promote confident, self-motivated pupils eager for lifelong learning, preparing them for their next step in their education and developing an understanding of the world in which they live.
Our curriculum is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, themes and values, however reading is pivotal at Blyton cum Laughton. We constantly provide access to books to encourage a thirst for learning, to create links between subject areas and to develop and celebrate the individual talents of our pupils, recognising everyone as unique with their own ambition, skills and dreams. This is reflected in our weekly achievement awards, which are based on the BcL Extraordinary Lives.
The full range of subjects have been carefully mapped out across school in clear subject specific BcL Knowledge and Skills Progression frameworks, so that knowledge, understanding, skills and concepts -the BcL Inspirational Themes - build over time. As a result of this, we aim for all children to leave BcL having mastered a wide range of concepts and skills and gained the knowledge required for their transition to secondary school.
As part of our curriculum, we also ensure we provide all children with opportunities for experiential learning, through residential visits, extra-curricular sports, arts and music and performance events.
Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local history and the generational links to farming and agriculture and to our two local churches. Families are encouraged to participate in regular events at the school to ensure they feel part of the child’s learning journey.
We have designed our curriculum with the following in mind: