Learning

Teaching and Learning at Bidborough C of E Primary School follows the learning objectives set out in the National Curriculum.

We offer our pupils a creative curriculum, with lots of opportunities for cross-curricular links and real contexts for learning.

Bidborough has a Christian ethos that develops each child's potential whilst maintaining a balance between high academic standards and developing the whole child. Pupils have fun whilst learning and experience a wide curriculum. We embrace the Christian Values of: Thankfulness, Hope, Love, Forgiveness, Honesty and Self Control.

Curriculum

A wide range of sports, including Swimming, Cricket, Netball and Rugby are taught at Bidborough. French is taught across the whole school and this is supplemented by a French Club during Friday lunch times. Extra-curricular clubs are also available such as Chess, Speed Stacking, Computer Animation, Drawing, Drama and Book clubs.

Year 6 pupils go on a school journey for a week to Pensarn in Wales, which the children report is the best experience of their school life. Educational visits are a key feature of our curriculum provision. Recent highlights have included singing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Team Building at Bedgebury Pinetum and visits to Museums and re-enactment days relating to Tudor Times and the Second World War.

Children are taught skills which make them successful life-long learners. By the time they leave at the end of year 6 will we have helped our children: Grow in Confidence, Enjoy Life, Achieve Highly and Contribute Successfully to their Community.

Topics in the Foundation Stage will vary from year to year, as teaching is constantly adapted to cater for the interests of the children.

Currently we have very few children eligible for the Pupil Premium. We use  the allocation to provide one to one tuition in English and Maths and additional specialist support such as counselling.