Our Belle Vue Curriculum
Our curriculum is designed to provide a rich, contextualised and challenging learning experience for all our pupils. We aim to sequence learning in a meaningful way, allowing pupils to make connections - helping them form an understanding of the world we live in. In our curriculum, the teaching of skills, knowledge and vocabulary will always be built upon a solid foundation of prior learning.
We believe that the Belle Vue curriculum has always had a strong ethos and provided fantastic learning experiences for pupils. In redesigning our curriculum, we have tried to build on these successes whilst ensuring that the curriculum is always evolving to reflect the changing world around us.
We also aim to reflect our local environment through our curriculum. We understand how fortunate we are to live in an area of incredible natural beauty and historical significance and this, quite rightly, plays a large role in our curriculum design. Conversely, we understand that pupils may need to look in more details in areas that are different to our own, such as large, highly diverse urban environments.
Our curriculum goes beyond what is expected in the statutory National Curriculum. For example, all pupils in Belle Vue will learn at least two musical instruments and have opportunities to perform as part of an orchestra. The teaching of Modern Foreign Languages starts in EYFS where our youngest pupils start learning songs and basic greetings in French.
We believe that experiences outside of the classroom play a vital role in our pupils’ development. Pupils in Belle Vue enjoy a wide variety of visits and visitors, including residentials in Years 4, 5 and 6.
Whilst our core curriculum is vitally important, we also see enormous value in the activities our pupils get to participate in outside the National Curriculum. Whether this is representing the school in a sporting event; singing or performing at a concert; performing a Shakespeare play on a professional stage or simply taking part in an afterschool club, we believe that these activities play a huge role in the development of our pupils.