We believe that children should love learning so our approach here at Boddington engages and inspires childrens' imaginations.
Several years ago, we started to work with Nicola Powell from Primary Matters adopting her approach for a 'Creative Curriculum'. We now use termly whole school topics and interweave the national curriculum requirements through these exciting topics to deliver an education that parents are overwhelmingly satisfied with.
In the last few years our topics have included:
Ice Worlds - we studied Antarctica and Ernest Shackleton
Into the Woods - we learnt all about Robin Hood
Reach for the Stars - we explored the stars, planets and all things extra terrestrial
Italian Adventure - we discovered the Romans, volcanoes and plenty of pizza!
Give Peas a Chance - we studied plants and growing
World War One - 100 years on from the start of the war to end all wars.
Africa - we explored the diversity of Africa
Deep Blue Sea - we uncovered the secrets of the oceans
Hard Times - we studied life in Victorian times
Jungle Fever - we explored the rainforests of the world
It's The Olympics - we challenged ourselves to go for gold
(Please explore our class archive pages to see some of the work the children have undertaken.)
We meet the requirements of the National Curriculum the details of which are covered on the Curriculum page on our website.
As a village school we are also able to offer small class sizes so children benefit from a high teacher to pupil ratio.
We believe all children would benefit from our approach and encourage you to visit our school to see for yourself.