Teaching and Learning at Bankwood Community Primary school is strongly focused on developing and mastering key skills and independence in English, Maths and Science.  Through an exciting and engaging curriculum and quality-first teaching, we aim to achieve high standards in all areas of school life, supporting children to develop curiosity, independence, perseverance and respect.

Our innovative curriculum complements the teaching of skills and provides breadth and balance in order to motivate children and foster a love of learning.

In Literacy, teaching is planned through a whole-book, novel or visual literacy which ties into the curriculum theme, where children write in a range of genres.  Children have rich opportunities to develop their skills in the foundation subjects through a continuous provision model.  Children work across phases on carefully planned projects promoting independence and problem solving. Opportunities to apply English and Maths skills are planned through the ‘Real Projects’ and continuous provision model wherever appropriate so that children can transfer and practise their skills in a context that is relevant to them.

If you require more information about the curriculum the school is following, please contact the school office.  


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