Science

Term Dates 2022 – 2023

Calendar Dates for 2022/2023 Academic Year
Please note our Inset Training Days differ slightly from the suggested Central Bedfordshire Council dates

Monday 5th September – Friday 16th December 2022

Staff Inset Day Friday 2nd September
Dates of the Autumn Term
Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October 2022 
School reopens for children on Monday 31st October
School closed for Half Term Holiday
Monday 19th December 2022 – Monday 2nd January 2023School closed for Christmas Holidays
Wednesday 4th January – Friday 31st March 2023
Monday 2nd January 2023 – Bank Holiday
Staff Inset Day Tuesday 3rd January
Wednesday 4th January – Return to School
Dates of the Spring Term
Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2023School closed for Half Term Holiday
Monday 3rd April – Tuesday 18th April 2023

Staff Inset Day Monday 17th April
School closed for Easter Holidays
Tuesday 18th April – Friday 21st July 2023

Monday 1st May Bank Holiday school closed
Dates of the Summer Term
Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June 2023

Staff Inset Day Monday 5th June 2023

School reopens for children on Tuesday 6th June
School closed for Half Term Holiday
Friday 21st July 2023Last day of the academic year

RSE and PSHE Curriculum

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.
Most of PSHE education became statutory for all schools from September 2020 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017. This includes
Relationships Education at Key Stages 1 and 2, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4, and Health Education in both primary and secondary phases.
The Department for Education published Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education in June 2019. This sets out what schools must cover from September 2020 (though not all they should cover as part of broader PSHE education).
At Beaudesert we follow the updated edition of the PSHE Association Programme of Study for PSHE education. This allows us to provide a comprehensive programme that integrates, but is not limited to, this statutory content. Our broader PSHE programme also covers economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risk.
This Programme of Study sets out learning opportunities for key stage 1 to 5, based on three core themes:

CORE THEME 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING
CORE THEME 2: RELATIONSHIPS
CORE THEME 3: LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD

Please click on the links below to view our comprehensive programme of study and model lesson plans.

Term Dates 2021 – 2022

Calendar Dates for 2021/2022 Academic Year
Please note our Inset Training Days differ slightly from the suggested Central Bedfordshire Council dates

Monday 6 September – Friday 17 December 2021Dates of the Autumn Term
Monday 25 October – Friday 29 October 2021
Staff inset day Monday 1 November
School reopens for children on Tuesday 2 November
School closed for Half Term Holiday
Monday 20 December 2021 – Monday 3 January 2022School closed for Christmas Holidays
Tuesday 4 January – Friday 1 April 2022Dates of the Spring Term
Monday 14 February – Friday 18 February 2022School closed for Half Term Holiday
Monday 4 April – Tuesday 19 April 2022School closed for Easter Holidays
Wednesday 20 April – Thursday 22 July 2022Dates of the Summer Term
Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 2022School closed for Half Term Holiday
Friday 22 July 2022Last day of the academic year

Curriculum Progression and Intent

English

Intent

At Beaudesert, we aim to ensure that all children become confident and fluent within each strand of our English curriculum: reading, writing and spoken language. Our intention is to foster a life-long appreciation of rich vocabulary and texts, develop stamina to write at length and for purpose, developing the necessary expression and distinction in their writing to communicate well. We will provide vital tools for expression and creativity through imaginative story-telling. We strive to enable all children develop well both emotionally and socially through having access to a diverse range of literature across different mediums. This will enable children to read often for both pleasure and information. From the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year Four, we provide an inspiring environment that promotes enjoyment in learning all key aspects of the English language.

Implementation

Upon wider school reopening in September 2020, we have begun to deliver a bespoke curriculum designed to prioritise key knowledge and skills, allowing for opportunities to review and embed fundamental prior learning. Our ‘Back on Track’ Engage and Explore Units provide each year group with captivating texts to read and inspire well-structured writing at length.

With these aims in mind, writing and reading opportunities are timetabled daily across all year groups.

Early Reading

In years 1 – 4 weekly guided reading sessions provide the children with opportunities to develop word reading and comprehension skills.  In reception and KS1 daily phonics supports the development of early reading skills, with Phonic intervention groups in place in lower key stage two when necessary (see separate Intent, Implementation and Impact for Phonics). In addition to the discrete daily reading, a diverse range of reading opportunities are embedded across the curriculum. Quality texts are used as a lead into many writing opportunities where new vocabulary can be learnt and applied and whole class texts are shared with the children to allow time to listen to and enjoy stories.

Reaching Every Child

Vulnerable groups and those needing additional reading support are identified by class teachers and reading interventions are put in place to support the development of their reading. This may be small group comprehension work or additional daily reading to develop fluency and build confidence. Purchases of lower level, older interest books have been bought to support our less confident readers in KS2.

Challenge

Whilst children are able to choose books that interest them, we encourage a desire to read outside that comfort zone so that they experience a wide range of genre and a good variety of fiction and non-fiction within that. We began a system of ‘leader-readers’ so that children in every year group and reading level get to experience leading a book discussion.

Writing

At Beaudesert, we ensure that the teaching of writing is purposeful and there is a clear progression for all children.  In line with the National Curriculum, we ensure that each year group is teaching the explicit grammar, punctuation and spelling objectives required for that age group whilst exposing children to model texts and providing varied writing opportunities.  As well as teaching the National Curriculum objectives, teachers are able to embed the skills throughout the year in cross-curricular writing opportunities. We make use of whole school joint write each term. A story begins in our Early Years with each child writing and their story is passed up so that every child adds their own additions until Year Four conclude. It shows the children their potential and progression, enabling them to share the communicative value of the written word. Writing is celebrated across the school with displays of high quality writing, along with sharing successes for the children in our celebration assemblies.

Each year group has indicated their own learning pathways that ensures that our intent for this subject is planned into their sequence of learning.

Impact

  • Our pupils enjoy reading and are exposed to a broad range of high quality texts and authors.
  • Successful readers are nurtured through the good teaching of both language comprehension and word reading.
  • Pupils have a vast range of vocabulary that they are able to apply in their writing.
  • Pupils have a good knowledge of how to adapt their writing for different purposes and audiences.
  • Pupils have a solid foundation in spelling and have a toolkit of different strategies to support the continual learning of their spelling after they leave us.
  • Pupils are able to identify, use and apply grammatical features in their writing effectively across the curriculum.
  • In KS1, pupils achieve above national and local averages in reading and writing both at and above age related expectations and at greater depth.
  • In lower KS2 (Year 4), pupils achieve above local averages in reading and writing both at and above age related expectations and at greater depth.

We foster a community of enthusiastic and engaged readers and writers who we hope will carry forward the high aspirations and creativity that has been encouraged at Beaudesert as they move forward in their education.

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PTA Newsletter

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