We have high expectations of academic achievement. Children are expected to work hard and recognise that each day at school provides the opportunity to gain new experiences, knowledge, understanding and skills. Children do better when parents/carers work closely with the school and we encourage parents/carers to take a keen interest in their children’s education, making learning a part of everyday life.
English and mathematics
It is our responsibility to ensure that pupils become confident and competent users of the English Language. Our fundamental task is to teach your child to speak, read and write English effectively.
Equal attention is given to pupils becoming numerate. Children are taught Mathematics daily through a range of experiences.
The National Curriculum
All children study the new National Curriculum (introduced in September 2014) which offers a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated education. Pupils are taught the ‘core’ subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, and the ‘foundation’ subjects of History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education (PE), Design and Technology (DT), Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE, which includes Sex and Relationships Education), Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish: Years 3 and 4, French: Years 5 and 6) and Religious Education (RE). Computing is taught across the curriculum.
BVS Core Knowledge
At Bure Valley School we recognise the need for a broad and balanced curriculum. We want our learners to develop their core knowledge of the world around them, because we believe that being ‘knowledge rich’ will help our pupils to further develop their literacy and comprehension skills - thus enabling pupils to fulfil their potential.
Gifted and Talented
We are committed to providing an environment which encourages all pupils to maximise their potential. We seek to identify pupils who display a particular talent or gift to ensure that we meet their needs as learners and support them to work to their full ability whilst in our care.