Growth Mindset at Great Bentley
7.9.15 - The Power of Yet
12.9.15 - Growth mindset clip for assembly
The Curriculum at Great Bentley
Please click on the link below to see the contents of the curriculum, the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages. While the school remains rigorous at following the National Curriculum the programmes of study below are embedded in a thematic and enriched curriculum. To see this in action please visit the class pages.
National Curriculum Contents
Maths at Great Bentley
At Great Bentley we are committed to understanding the significance that maths plays throughout life and the importance of progressing maths skills now for our futures. That's why we aim for all maths learning to follow a cycle that gives maths purpose; 'learn it', 'practise it', 'use it' and when we can make cross curricular links we seek to 'show and grow' our skills. At Great Bentley we seek to ensure children develop confidence in their approach to solving probems and have many opportunities to enjoy progressing their maths skills.
English at Great Bentley
At Great Bentley Primary School we recognise that the ability to read fluently and write for purpose are skills which are essential to our ability to understand, interpret and communicate about the world and with each other. We aim to provide pupils with the requisite skills to read and write fluently and confidently for a variety of purposes throughout the curriculum.
Each class teacher has a clear plan of how they will deliver their set objectives for the year. It is then down to the individuals creativity to plan how to teach those objectives, e.g. in what texts they use, the activities chosen.
Click here for a link to the Accelerated Reader Parent guide
Statutory Requirements for English
The school meets all statutory requirements for English by following the EYFS Framework in the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum in KS1 and KS2. In Key Stage 1 Phonics is taught using the Letters and Sounds scheme. Key Stage 2 classes develop their Writing skills using “Pie Time” sessions (Daily grammar teaching). The school reading scheme is the “Big Cat” one and we are investigating the Accellerated Reader programme.
In order to gain a 'pen licence' children need to write in a clear, joined, cursive script. When a teacher feels the child has achieved this, they will nominate them to be seen by the English co-ordinator. The child will maintain their pen licence for as long as this level of presentation is mainained. Happy writing!