Blenheim Primary School

Blenheim Primary School

Blenheim Road, Orpington, BR6 9BH · Tel: 01689 819955 · Fax: 01689 600830 · E-mail: admin@blenheim.bromley.sch.uk

Our Curriculum

The school follows the National Curriculum at Key Stage One and Two. This means that every pupil studies the full breadth of the National Curriculum often through topics.

The areas covered consist of the following: - English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, I.C.T. (Information & Communications Technology), P.S.H.E (Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Development), R.E. (Religious Education), Art, Design and Technology, P.E. (Physical Education).

Our weekly timetable includes: 5 English lessons; 5 Maths lessons; 2 PE lessons and Assembly each morning from 10.30 am - 10.45 am.

Our daily timetable:

Morning Session:
8.45am - 12.05pm  EYFS/Key Stage One
8.45am - 12.25pm  Key Stage Two
Lunch: 12.10pm - 1.10pm (EYFS/KS1) and 12.30pm - 1.25pm (KS2)
Afternoon Session:
1.20pm - 3.15pm  EYFS/Key Stage One 
1.15pm - 3.20pm  Key Stage Two

Curriculum Maps

Please click on the links below to view each 6 week block starting with Block 1 in the Autumn Term:

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6

Medium Term Plans

Please click on the links below to view Blenheim's English Medium Term Plans:
Year 1 - English Medium Term Plan
Year 2 - English Medium Term Plan
Years 3/4 - English Medium Term Plan
Years 5/6 - English Medium Term Plan
Please click HERE to view Blenheim's EYFS Autumn Plan

Foundation Subject Overviews

Please click on the links below to view foundation subject overviews by Subject for Years 1 - Year 6:

Art & Design
Computing
History & Geography
Music
PE
Religious Education
Science

Please click on the links below to view foundation subject overviews by Year Group:

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Newsletters

Parents receive termly curriculum newsletters - these can be found under the 'Learning Tab'

Cross-curricular approach.

While some areas of the curriculum are sometimes taught as discreet subjects, e.g. most Maths and English, we teach a great deal of time through topic work as making links between subjects, the cross-curricular approach, is important and makes learning more exciting and relevant to the children.

We do focus on English and Maths but we ensure that we have a balanced, broad curriculum and we always try to put learning in a real context for the children.

We have individual reading books that are colour coded. Children are regularly heard to read by an adult.

Maths


The National Curriculum for Mathematics is divided into Number and the Number System, Number Operations and Calculation, Money, Measures, Geometry and Statistics.  Our children develop their understanding of abstract concepts in Mathematics by starting to use and understand concrete examples before moving into pictorial representations.  Fluency in Mathematics is vital so the acquisition of addition and subtraction facts as well as a fast recall of times tables is incredibly important; having this knowledge enables children to focus on new learning more efficiently and accurately.

The following documents and links below are provided to further support children's learning at home:

Calculation Policy

Please click HERE to view our calculation policy.

Maths Curriculum Map

Please click HERE to view our curriculum map.

You can use this map to track what your child is learning and our calculation policy to support them at home.

Support at Home

Please see some useful links and information below to support your child at home:

https://www.mymaths.co.uk
User name: blenheimps
Password: trig

MyMaths is a website which is full of lessons and games that can be used to help your child with maths. This is used extensively throughout school so the children are familiar with it. It is a fantastic resource for supporting your child's learning at home, including helping them learn their times tables. Please take a look.

http://www.mathspassports.co.uk
Login: 0109
Password: dakacijo695

Maths Passports - All the information you could need about maths passports can be found here. The website has games, examples and questions to help you work with your child towards their passports.

http://www.funbrain.com
Funbrains is an onlinesite packed with educational games for children of all ages.

http://www.mathsisfun.com
Math is fun
is an online site that offers support material for the whole curriculum, designed in an easy-to-learn manner.  Making maths learning fun! http://www.mathsisfun.com

 

MATHS WORKSHOPS
Please check back for date and time of our next maths workshop.
You will have the opportunity to learn more about the MyMaths website and gain a better understanding of how 'Maths Passports' work.  There will also be teachers on hand to talk about the different maths strategies used in both KS1 and KS2.  This will be a great opportunity for you to understand what happens in school and how to help your child at home.  We hope to see you there! 

Physical Education

We believe PE is an important part of the curriculum. For a whole school overview of PE/Games please click HERE.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum is designed to promote the major aspects of a young child’s physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. There are seven areas of learning: -

1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
2. Communication and Language 
3. Literacy
4. Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
5. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
6. Physical Development
7. Creative Development.

Our philosophy

We take pride in offering a happy and caring environment which provides an enriching experience for all our children. Our curriculum is broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant. We mainly teach through topics and also work from the interests of the children. It takes into account each child’s progress. It promotes equal opportunities irrespective of gender, ethnic grouping or socio-economic background. It responds effectively to children’s individual educational needs. Through carefully structured sessions the children have the opportunity to select and to decide their own activities as well as take part in learning which is initiated by adults.

We ensure that they learn both inside and outside. Parents are valued as partners and we welcome their involvement throughout the school.