The BP Curriculum – Developing Intelligent, Creative Learners
At Beatrix Potter we are committed to developing our children’s joy and delight in learning. We believe that developing thinking skills so that our children are articulate, mindful, creative, reflective and evaluative learners helps everybody to find the best, as well as to be the best, in every area of the curriculum. That is why we have a strong focus on what is known as ‘metacognition’ (thinking about how to learn) and our staff use these techniques across every area that they teach in.
Our curriculum is rich, deep and broad. We believe that every child must have the highest standards of Maths and English in order to become our future historians, engineers, organisers, communicators, musicians, actors, coders, athletes, artists and medics. Of course the list could go on forever, but what underlines our intent is that every possibility is open, because every subject is important and invested in.
In today’s knowledge rich environment made accessible through the internet, we believe that we must support our children to navigate the challenges and pleasures found in working with others. These are life skills. That is why we focus on collaborative and cooperative learning throughout the curriculum. Our children do have opportunities to work independently, but are often found discussing their thoughts in a group, learning to articulate their opinions and evaluate their thinking.
Implementing the BP Curriculum
Each subject is carefully layered to develop and consolidate the skills and knowledge across the years. There is progression in our curriculum in every subject. To learn what the children are covering when, click on the links below.
Teachers will use a range of resources that fit into the content of each subject and that may include enrichment trips to the riches of London and its surrounds. We may also invite experts in to enhance the children’s experience further.
Like all mainstream primary schools our gateway to learning is the national curriculum. More details can be found here:
A simpler overview is provided as well.
Maths and English underpin success across the curriculum. Here are the links to the national curriculum
- Year 1 programme of study
- Year 2 programme of study
- Years 3 and 4 programme of study
- Years 5 and 6 programme of study
- Term definitions
- Maths Year 1
- Maths Year 2
- Maths Year 3
- Maths Year 4
- Maths Year 5
- Maths Year 6
- Suggested ways to record some sums
Science includes general guidance for each key stage and then lower and upper key stage two, that’s lower year 3 & 4, upper Year 5 & 6. The areas of study are the same throughout.
- Key stage 1 Science
- Lower key stage 2 science
- Upper key stage 2 science
- Year 1 science
- Year 2 science
- Year 3 science
- Year 4 science
- Year 5 science
- Year 6 science