At Bradley Green Primary Academy, we believe that the curriculum should provide children with the experiences, knowledge and understanding of the world they live in, so they can acquire and apply it in a range of opportunities, as we truly believe that ‘Knowledge is Power’.
Threaded throughout our curriculum are the four core values: confidence, curiosity, challenge and respect, which we believe are vital life skills to enable children to achieve their potential.
Regular opportunities for knowledge retrieval, quizzing and recall are crucial to ensure learning is embedded in our pupil’s long-term memory.
We provide the children with a rich and broad curriculum where all pupils can learn and achieve in our ‘Ambition for Excellence’.
Teachers plan for pupils to be exposed to concepts and scenarios that no matter what their background, they will never be at a disadvantage, ensuring there is a large emphasis on cultural capital to develop a wide understanding of the world around them, in our constant strive to prepare them for the next steps in their learning.
We use an enquiry approach to our learning opportunities, this means children are constantly deepening their knowledge and understanding through the collaborative experiences and questions planned for them, not only by teachers, but being challenged by their peers. Questions form the basis of this approach so we can develop collaboration and peer support as well as a greater understanding of the curriculum.
Through high quality texts that drive our curriculum, we ensure that the development of vocabulary is key as it is vital that children be fully submerged in their learning. We know that children who are readers go onto be successful learners who take risks, become curious and reflective life-long learners.
Broad and balanced curriculum
Below is a range of opportunities the children are exposed to during their time at Bradley Green Primary Academy
- PE coaches – specialised PE provision
- Music service – Children who have shown talent in music
- Chess club
- Cookery club
- Forest school for EYFS and Y1 as well as KS2 after school provision
- French for all children in KS2
- Safe squad
- Trips and visitors
- Prison service visit
- Opticians visit
- Rail safety assembly
- Local vicar leading assemblies
- Robin wood residential
- MFL entitlement for all pupils in key stage 2
- Dance club and the opportunity to perform at Hyde Town Hall
- Young Voices concert
At Bradley Green Primary Academy, we believe that ‘Knowledge is Power’. From January 2019, we have introduced a new strategy to help deepen the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world. Each half term, the children will take home ‘Knowledge organisers’. This document contains the essential knowledge that the children will need to know as part of their topic. The knowledge organisers are designed to be used at home by parents to help children learn the information contained within them as well as in class. Our aim is that all children will be able to recall all the information confidently by the end of each topic.
The children will be quizzed regularly on the content of both the current and any previous organisers. This has been proven to commit information to long-term memory.
We are confident that knowledge organisers will help children to develop a deeper knowledge of a wide range of topics and will significantly improve their vocabulary.
Knowledge Organisers will be available to download from class pages and sent home to develop home links with school.
*For year group specific information, please see our class pages
*For subject specific information, please refer to the 'Our Curriculum' section