The curriculum at Banks Road Infants School is planned (in consultation with our main feeder school Bispham Drive Junior School) to provide a structured and well-balanced education for all of our children across the Foundation Stage and KS 1 from Nursery to Year 2.
We are proud to have a curriculum which stimulates our children into asking searching questions, shapes their learning and enables them to develop into independent thinkers and learners. We realise the importance of every minute of every day that they spend with us, and fill it with experiences that ‘think outside the box’ in their creativity and innovation.
Developing the holistic child is of upmost importance and, with this in mind, our broad and balanced curriculum encompasses academic subjects, sport, music and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education. We are particularly proud of the respect and care that our children show for one another, the environment and the community around us.
We provide a wide range of activities and opportunities for our children to ensure they make progress academically, socially, physically and morally. We endeavour, through our school curriculum, to stimulate our pupils’ interests and imagination and motivate them through a high standard of teaching and learning to realise their potential and achieve success.
Our community is at the heart of our teaching and learning, and encourage involvement with the local churches, the library and Tesco, amongst others, to add an extra dimension to our children’s learning.
Excellent links with the local junior school enable us to have a good understanding of the children’s knowledge and skill levels which helps effective transition.
Throughout the school opportunities are regularly taken to extend the curriculum beyond our statutory requirements. These include:
- Visitors, musicians, and themed assemblies by visitors.
- Use of the outside classroom area, locality/wider environment.
- Educational visits, trips to museums and other places of interest.
- Parental support in classrooms.
- Class trips and whole school trips to places of interest connected with the curriculum.