Our vision is for ‘Living life in all its fullness' (John 10:10). The bible teaches us that God wants all his children to flourish, and that community and living well together are of the utmost importance in achieving this aim. We call our community ‘One Big Beacon Family’, together we focus on achieving our Vision for all members of our community. Working with parents and carers, we provide learning and play experiences which engage children’s interests; inspire them to want to know more; motivate them to persevere with their learning and empower them to develop skills of independence. We aim that our children will become:
- Confident individuals who can positively face the successes and challenges of life.
- Successful learners who can take their place in a constantly changing world.
- Responsible citizens who are able to make a positive contribution to today’s diverse society.
- Appreciative and respectful of other people’s uniqueness and talents and recognised and celebrated for their own.
We want each child, member of staff and our wider community to learn to live life in all its fullness, develop wonderful life-long memories of their Beacon years and the knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to continue to flourish throughout their lives.
Throughout our lives, we face tough challenges, difficult times and great joy. We can read examples of all these, and how to manage them, in the Bible. In order to live life in all its fullness, we all need support to learn to understand, develop and use strategies which keep us safe, care for and promote our mental health and wellbeing and empower us to be our best selves.
You can read more about the reasons for our vision here.
We all know that when children are excited and engaged in their learning they make good progress. Children’s mental health and well-being need to be strong in order for them to make the most of their learning and achieve best progress.
We place great importance on pupils being active participants in their learning and work together to ensure they become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
We fully recognise the importance of developing pupils’ essential knowledge, understanding and skills in phonics, early reading, Maths, and wider Literacy as well as across the broad range of the National Curriculum subjects. Alongside these we provide many opportunities to explore and develop pupils’ creative, physical, cultural, spiritual, personal and social skills.
We pride ourselves in ensuring children’s learning experiences are real and relevant, appropriately differentiated and ensure they develop the subject knowledge, understanding and skills they need to move into the next stage of their education and beyond as well-rounded individuals.
Visit our Class Pages to find out more about our curriculum. We send home a newsletter each term which gives further information about each class curriculum.
Our Curriculum Statement is revised annually and explains in more detail about our approach, the platforms and published materials we use across the school.
Read our Curriculum Statement on the Policies Page of our website.
You will find the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 here.
Read more about our Vision here.
Long-term curriculum plans by year group