Teaching & Learning
Children at Bewbush follow a broad and varied curriculum which places the key life skills of Literacy and Maths at its very heart. We dedicate all morning to these core subjects and ensure that key skills continue to be taught across our range of foundation subjects. Each year group follows a range of engaging and relevant topics which give children a balanced understanding of the world as well as a thirst for learning.
To find out more, please contact your child's Class Teacher.
Reading is a key priority at Bewbush, with an expectation that children will read at home every night. Those children who do meet this challenge receive a special reading treat every Friday.
Our younger readers follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme when learning to read. This scheme places an emphasis on reading for meaning, so children quickly develop understanding skills alongside their ability to decode words.
At Bewbush, we encourage creativity at all levels of our writing, trying to link this to our year group topics wherever possible. Children complete weekly Big Writes, and on the first Friday of every month take part in a school-wide FFF (First Friday Fandango). During our FFFs, children write independently based on a stimulus, helping to develop a whole host of writing skills which can be used across the curriculum.
We love challenging and relevant Maths, and our curriculum ensures that all Maths is as exciting as possible and always linked to real life. We encourage mental maths through our daily MM (Magic Maths) session and we keep a close eye on children’s calculation skills with our comprehensive skills tracker.
We use exciting topics to link together our learning in the foundation subjects (Art, DT, History, Geography, Music, ICT) as well as our learning in Literacy. To view the topics for this year click here.
Our Year group topics are changing throughout the year and will be amended and uploaded at the beginning of each half term.
If parents/carers would like any further information about the curriculum please contact your child’s class teacher.
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After School Activities
Each term the children can choose a range of activities to get involved in. We believe that creating opportunities to broaden the children's experience is vital and therefore these clubs play an important role in their self development. The activities are not only run by school staff, but we also invite external groups to use our facilities such as Crawley Town Football coaching, Street Dance run by Cheneler School of Dance Nicky’s Gymnastics, Cheer to Toe and a Photography club. Examples of clubs run by the school include: cooking, knitting, football, netball, cross country, recorder athletics, contemporary dance, art, choir, drama and many more.