Benenden CE Primary

Curriculum Matrix


Class Curriculum - Knowledge & Skills

EYFS - Barn Owls

Year 1 - Cuckoos

Year 2 - Firecrests

Year 3 - Kingfishers

Year 4 - Robins


Year 5 - Swallows

Year 6 - Woodpeckers

Curriculum Intent

Our Christian values - curiosity, compassion, courage and commitment - underpin all that we do at school. We follow the National Curriculum and through the embodiment of our values, children develop the necessary skills and knowledge and experience a wide range of opportunities through our broad and enriched school and outdoor curriculum. Our curriculum and values develop children's character, encourage good mental health and enable them to live life in all its fullness now and in the future.

Wellbeing

Promoting happiness at school and at home. Being mindful and maintaining a positive attitude.

Developing specific skills to improve wellbeing.

Supporting children whose circumstances or wellbeing is a challenge.

Developing Character

Through our enriched curriculum, including the Happy Minds programme, children develop character in a personal, reflective and meaningful way.

We appreciate differences, embrace challenge and change, taking risks and learn from failure.


Adventure

Whether in the classroom or outdoors we actively encourage children to acquire skills and knowledge through experimentation, mistakes and learning collaboratively - being brave and bold with bags of grit.

Activities range from forest school and a competitive sports programme to performing on stage.

Promoting Inclusivity

We recognise that many children require extra support & provision in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cognition & Learning

  • Communication & Interaction

  • Behaviour, Social & Emotional

  • Sensory & Physical


The list of current interventions that we regularly run that support these areas are:

  • Sensory Circuits

  • Speech & language (including external SALT support)

  • Reading to Archie the PAT dog

  • Accelerated Reader (reading fluency & comprehension)

  • Auditory Processing intervention

  • Clever Fingers (fine motor control)

  • BEAM

  • Play therapist

  • Pupil mentoring (Teacher & TA)

  • Well-being / emotional counselling - Weald Family Hub

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Extra-Curricular/Clubs

Extended Day School Care

Breakfast Club - daily (inc breakfast)

Afterschool Care - daily (inc supper)


Sport Clubs

Football (KS1/KS2)

Netball

Hockey

Gymnastics (Premier Sports)

Benchball


Arts

Dance

Choir

Art club

Craft Club

Theatre Club

Languages

Spanish & French

Religious

Seekers

Others

Computing/Coding

Forest School club

Chess

Sumdog/Games

Cookery

Music