When the children return to school there needs to be a Recovery Curriculum in place. Suddenly daily routines have evaporated and with it, any known curriculum framework. You cannot underestimate the impact of the loss of social interaction. Therefore, we have created this document to explain our Recovery Curriculum, outlining what this will look like at Boundary: COVID-19 – Recovery Curriculum
Boundary’s curriculum is based on Topic-Based Learning. Taking into account the knowledge and skills to be taught, as well as the levels of ability of the children, our teachers create exciting, engaging and motivating ‘topics’, each of which brings together several subject strands with English at the centre.
Each theme or topic has a ‘WOW’ – an exciting start to really motivate, engage and challenge the children – and where possible will include a visit and/or visitor at an appropriate point in the topic. Maths is built into a topic where appropriate. We also have a number whole school ‘themed’ days. These give the children in all year groups the opportunity to share an experience or learn a skill together.
All of the Boundary team are committed to creating an engaging, inspiring and purposeful curriculum, which motivates our children and develops them into life-long learners. Teachers present the children’s learning at the end of the topic in a variety of forms which include: floor-books, year group pages, assemblies and displays.
Outside learning remains a key feature of the curriculum at Boundary. We are developing an allotment garden, outdoor area/access on each classroom, a Year 6 Pod and a wildlife and pond area. Children use these areas to further enhance their learning and teachers skillfully ensure outdoor learning is exciting and meaningful. This area is also soon to be used to deliver Forest School training.
Boundary provides teaching of religious education for all children in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus and provides a daily act of collective worship (parents/carers have the right to withdraw their children from this).
School offers lots of computing equipment, custom built children’s kitchen and a large hall for PE. Children also use the ICT and library facilities at the ‘@thegrange centre’, which is a short distance from our site.
If you require more information about any aspect of our School’s Curriculum, please contact the school office, who will be happy to put you in touch with the appropriate Subject Leader (01253) 287250.
At Boundary, we teach phonics using a synthetic phonics programme to help children develop early literacy skills in reading and writing. We follow the structure of the DfES ‘letters and sounds’ document and also use resources from Jolly Phonics to support this. Jolly Phonics is a multi-sensory approach where each letter sound has an action and a song to go with it. The children will learn to write the letter and then blend the sounds together for reading and segment them for writing.
We employ a sports coaches who delivers expert P.E. lessons and runs a range of sports related after-school clubs. All the children have the opportunity to develop their artistic skills with our specialist teaching assistants.
Throughout the year, the children have many opportunities to extend their learning.
- A variety of sports activities
- Schools alive (dance, singing and drama)
- Art and design
- Board games
Before and After-school Club
For a small charge, our before and after school clubs offers a range of opportunities to further our children’s learning. Activities include; Art & Design, ICT, Drama, Team-Building Games, Cooking, Baking & Sports. The children are given the opportunity to complete their homework and read with an adult.
Boundary Learning Together (Homework)
At Boundary, homework is called ‘Boundary Learning Together’ as we believe that learning should not end when children leave the classroom and that it is a collaborative process between the school, the child and their family. Therefore, BLT is project based alongside weekly spellings and times-tables practice. For further information, please speak to your child’s Teacher.