At Barley Lane Primary School, we aim to provide a wide range of learning experiences that help children to learn more, remember more and make connections across subjects. It is designed to empower our children to develop an understanding of their place in the world, which is strengthened through their knowledge of how past generations have shaped their present lives. To achieve this, the curriculum is centred on humanities topics, incorporating key quality texts and a ‘big question’ for each topic. We aim for our children to become resilient, well-rounded individuals with a strong sense of self, developed through the culture and values of their community.
Diversifying our Curriculum
At Barley Lane, we have been working hard to review and develop our curriculum to be as representative of our children, and the world, as it can be. We want lessons that teach about diversity and promote acceptance and respect. We are striving to achieve a curriculum that allows our children to regularly learn about, and be inspired by, individuals of all abilities, religions, cultures, genders and ethnicities. It is really important to us as a school, that the celebration of differences is embedded in our lessons and discussed frequently at every opportunity throughout the year. Weaving diversity throughout our curriculum is an on-going piece of work and something we all feel passionate about. You will see this when you look at your child’s year group curriculum overview, parent curriculum information and termly topic webs which are all found here in the ‘Curriculum Information’ section of this website.