Our school curriculum uses objectives form the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is topic themed; art, design technology, history and geography are taught through our curriculum topics. We created new topics that the children told us they were interested in, linked different subjects so we could teach a topic based curriculum. We have resourced our curriculum with quality books and resources. English is linked to our topics and children use the skills taught in English to write creatively, for example; a letter home from an evacuee, instructions for Egyptian bread, a postcard from an ancient Greek archelogical site.
We are excited to say that we are learning to speak Spanish at Bessemer. Children in KS1 have been using the Early Start Spanish scheme, seeing and listening to the people in the town of Calahorra in Rioja.
Year 6 have been following the Arsenal Double Club scheme where they have been practising their language skills on the football pitch as well in the classroom! They are working towards a trip to the Emirates Stadium to celebrate their Spanish achievements.
If you want to practice your language skills, remember we have lots of Spanish speaking friends at Bessemer who would love to help you. You can also use websites such as Duolingo to practice at home or have a look in the library for dual-language Spanish books.
Year 4 took part in a very exciting Spanish project. The British Council is ran a pilot scheme for primary schools and we used videoconferencing to call one of their learning centres in Argentina during our lessons! We met Johan, in Buenos Aires, and were able to practise speaking to him.
We also met Mrs Foster’s amigo, Burrito and learned a song about another burro. Follow the link if you want to listen to the song again at home. Can you remember the names of the body parts we learned to go with it?
At Bessemer Grange we think it is important that our children learn about the six main religions. We follow Southwark Educations Religious objectives but teach each religion to each year group throughout the year. We teach Religious education in a creative way. Here are some images of the lovely work children have completed during their religious lessons. Click the link to look at the RE overview for th eyear to see what each year group is learning each half term.