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Curriculum Overview

At Beeston Fields Primary Primary School we aim to:

  • Provide learning opportunities to which pupils respond with enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Promote learning through lessons delivered by committed teachers who provide experiences which cater for the needs of all pupils.
  • Deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that is enriched with a range of experiences within and beyond the school environment.
  • Develop and equip children with the skills and knowledge needed to be self motivated and independent learners. Ready for the next stage of their education.


Staff use the National Curriculum objectives in teams to plan cross curriculum topics which will inspire and motivate the children.  We think carefully about the topics we pick to ensure that they best meet the needs of the children that we work with.  If you would like to find out more about the schools curriculum in a particular area or over all please speak to your child's class teacher. 


Each topic has a ‘launch’ and has a planned ‘final outcome’ which we invite parents and carers to be part of.  We also aim to use outdoor learning, trips, visitors and workshops in school, the local environment and active learning to engage and motivate the children.


There are three other strands weaving through our curriculum these are;


Keeping safe

Keeping safe includes lessons on different types of bulling, including cyber bulling, stranger danger, road safety and fire safety. 


Cultural Awareness

We have a diverse school community and welcome children from many different countries and faiths.  We spend time learning about different faiths and experiencing festivals and finding out what life is like in different countries and communities.  This work also links closely with our RE curriculum which is the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus. 


British Values

We feel that is it important to instill the British Values of mutual respect, fairness, justice, democracy, individual liberty and the tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. The children learn about each of these values and behaviour in school is expected to reflect these.  Please see the 'British Values Development Opportunities' document below. 


These run alongside our whole school values of our curriculum, during each topic the children use the following values to further develop and deepen understanding

  • Creativity
  • Aspiration
  • Perseverance
  • Diversity
  • Enjoyment
  • Pride
  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Diversity



This is the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the children in our school. This is not a separate subject that is taught explicitly but an aspect of learning that should be present in lessons and behaviour in school. Some lessons lend themselves more easily to direct SMSC development such as PSHE, Art, Music and RE. We also aim to develop SMSC through worship, behaviour expectations and our attitudes in school.  Please see SMSC document below. 


British Values Development Opportunities