Benenden CE Primary
Class Curriculum - Knowledge & Skills
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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)
Pupil mentoring (Teacher & TA)
Well-being / emotional counselling - Weald Family Hub
Extended Day School Care
Breakfast Club - daily (inc breakfast)
Afterschool Care - daily (inc supper)
Gymnastics (Premier Sports)
Spanish & French
Forest School club