Curriculum intent - an overview
At Bridgewater our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.
It is our underlying belief that every child should feel valued and experience the feeling of success in a wide range of curriculum areas. We believe that through our curriculum, we can impact how our children feel about themselves and their learning and so we place high priority on ensuring we foster children’s physical and mental wellbeing.
Our intention is that our curriculum is ambitious, extends opportunity, raises aspiration, opens children’s eyes to the world beyond their immediate environment, enables our children to live happy, healthy and productive lives and inspires children to learn more.
At Bridgewater the curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and independence and become creative, critical thinkers. Every child is recognised as an individual with a unique potential for learning.
Our aim is to enable each child to participate fully in current and future society as a responsible, self-confident citizen. The ability to learn is underpinned by the progressive teaching of skills, knowledge and values with a vision to prepare the children for life beyond primary school. We regularly provide enrichment opportunities to enhance learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.
At Bridgewater we are keen to promote the diversity of life and celebrate difference and promote respect for all and through our teaching and learning we give children key knowledge and understanding around discrimination and prejudice including the prevention of bullying. We are also committed to developing our children so that they respect the rights of others and are proactive in making the world a better place to live.
Our families are key partners in developing their children’s knowledge and children leave Bridgewater with a strong sense of belonging to a tight-knit community, where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become life-long learners.