At the heart of everything is a personalised approach to each unique individual as part of our Christian Community. The strong family ethos ensures that all children and staff feel valued, respected and grow in self-confidence. Enthusiastic and caring staff with high expectations, demonstrate care of the whole child. Through God’s guidance we encourage each and every child to let their light shine.
Autumn Term 2021 theme for Connected Learning.
Connected Curriculum Approach
At Bunbury Aldersey, alongside our core English and Maths basic skills, we teach through a thematic, Connected Curriculum based approach. This ensures that our children are able to apply their knowledge and draw meaningful links between different areas of the curriculum. We involve our children in planning and choosing exciting topics that will ensure they are fully engaged in their own learning. Our aim is to provide a curriculum which will firstly expand the pupil’s knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding, and thus his/her awareness of moral and Christian values and capacity for enjoyment, and secondly, enable the pupil to enter the world after formal education is over as an active participant in society and a responsible contributor to it, capable of achieving as much independence as possible. At Bunbury, the school curriculum consists of all those activities designed or encouraged within its organisational framework to provide the intellectual, emotional, personal, social, spiritual and physical development of its pupils which are central to the ‘abundant life that Jesus offers’. It includes not only the subject-specific curriculum, but also the ‘informal’ programme of enrichment and extra-curricular activities (i.e. the local curriculum).
Our strong commitment to educational visits, extra curricular activities and enrichment opportunities reflects our belief that these ‘first hand experiences’ make learning more memorable, ensuring that the children enjoy a stimulating, creative and exciting curriculum. The curriculum also includes those features which produce the school's ethos (i.e. the ‘hidden curriculum’) such as the quality of relationships and the values exemplified by the way the school sets about its task.
The school is organised into seven classes in total including Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, and Year 6 who follow the National Curriculum 2014 for maths and English and our developed Connected Curriculum for non-core subjects. Our teaching is focussed on the needs of the individual child; we tailor our teaching to ensure every child makes excellent progress. Classes are also supported by our Teaching Assistants based on the needs of the children.
The EYFS (Reception) class is taught in a bright airy room, which is linked to the Infant area and has a dedicated outdoor learning environment. The reception children follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum which is planned carefully by our EYFS staff.
We are committed to providing specialist teaching where this benefits the children. We employ specialist music and PE teachers and also provide swimming tuition seasonally. We also welcome parents and friends of Bunbury into school to support our activities (following safeguarding checks).
"A caring, positive environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to enjoy their learning."
Parent survey December 2020