Our syllabus at Beaudesert is based on the National Curriculum (2014) which specifies the core and foundation subjects to be taught. In addition to these we also teach Religious Education in accordance with the Central Bedfordshire agreed syllabus.
Beaudesert follows a skills based curriculum around specific topics. All work is meaningful and purposeful, exciting and challenging, supplemented by visits/visitors related to the topic.
The National Curriculum is split into five key stages according to the children’s age. At Beaudesert the children start within the Early Years Foundation Stage goals, following which they move on to Key Stages 1 and 2, as follows:
|Key Stage 1||Ages 5 – 7||Years 1 and 2|
|Key Stage 2||Ages 7 – 9||Years 3 and 4
(continues through to the end of Year 6 in Middle School)
The Foundation Stage profile is fulfilled within all Early Years settings. Once children enter their first year of school the children complete the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, before beginning the National Curriculum.
Click on the link below to view this year’s overview of learning:
Early Years Foundation Stage Overview 2020/21
There are seven areas of learning separated into 3 Prime and 4 Specific areas. These are outlined below. All of these areas are achieved through close observation and recording by all members of the Early Years Team, as well as, working closely with parents.
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development||Personal, Social and Emotional Development||Physical Development|
|Making Relationships||Listening and Attention||Moving and Handling|
|Self Confidence and Self Awareness||Understanding||Health and Self Care|
|Managing Feelings and Behaviour||Speaking|
|Writing||Shape, Space and Measures|
|Understanding the World||Expressing Arts and Design|
|People and Communities||Exploring and Using Media and Materials|
|The World||Being Imaginative|
Click on the following links to display the new curriculum for each year group:
The children in FS,KS1 and selective children in KS2 follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme:
Reception Classes – Phases 2-4
Year 1 – Phase 5
Year 2 – Phase 6
Phonics is taught discretely throughout the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Letters and Sounds is a powerful teaching tool which
ensures that young children will be well-placed to read and spell words with fluency and confidence by the time they
reach the end of KS1.
The ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme teaches synthetic phonics and is available to parents on request.
As a Local Authority maintained school, we are required to deliver the National Curriculum for England. Click on the link for further details.