Our Curriculum Approach
The Blossom Curriculum
Our curriculum intent: sowing the seeds of lifelong learning.
Our Vision is:
We Belong to Team Bishops’ where through our Christian distinctiveness and nurturing ethos we celebrate our differences.
We Believe that we will achieve through inspirational, exciting and challenging learning, that utilises our natural environment.
We Aspire to create endless possibilities for our pupils and to make a positive contribution to society.
We Achieve by enabling every child to flourish academically, spiritually and emotionally.
Everything we do at The Bishops’ is underpinned by The Parable of the Mustard Seed. If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20. This was our guiding principle as we created our bespoke curriculum in September 2019, naming it The Blossom Curriculum. Put simply, we wish every child to flourish at The Bishops’ and ‘blossom’ throughout their time with us.
The curriculum at The Bishops’ has been designed to foster a love of life-long learning through social action and courageous advocacy by connecting to the past, understanding the present and daring what the future could be. We use our Christian distinctiveness and local context as the only Church of England school in Newquay to inspire and enthuse our children with faith to belong, believe, aspire and achieve.
Our classes follow a termly thematic approach which links distinct subjects together under a common theme or topic. For example, to understand the history of the local area children learn about the decline of Cornish mining and compare it to human geography of the modern day tourist industry in Newquay. Each topic begins with a Christian Values day and ends with a celebration of learning, shared with parents, to make it as memorable as possible to the children. 'Blossoming days' occur throughout the school year linked to important celebrations of world wide religions and all opportunities for visits, trips and visiting speakers are taken. Classes use 'knowledge organisers' which act as summaries of key facts and essential knowledge for each subject within a topic; acting as a tool to help everyone enact the curriculum.
Should you require any further information regarding our curriculum please contact the office.
For each topic, our Curriculum Drivers share the overarching topic and RE question, linked people of study, linked texts, linked music, planned trips or visitors, topic outcomes, links to prior learning and links to future learning. For each subject area within a topic the intent is shared, coverage of skills and knowledge progression components, memory facts/sticky knowledge, key vocabulary and the subject impact.
Please click here to view the Equalities Statement, Accessibility Plan, Racial Equality Policy and the Equality and Diversity Policy. Please also refer to the Everyone's Included pages of the website where you can find an information report detailing how our school identifies, assesses, and makes provision for children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.
If you would like to find out more information about the curriculum at Falmouth Primary Academy please contact the school office.
To view more information about the subjects in our curriculum, please click here.