Chestnut Avenue, Queens Park, Bedford MK40 4HA

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Queens Park Academy

An adventure in learning together

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Our Curriculum

 

The National Curriculum
The National Curriculum outlines what must be taught in Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1-6) in maintained state schools in England.  It provides details of children's statutory curriculum entitlement in English, Mathematics and Science and across 10 further subject areas: Art and design, Computing (formerly ICT, or Information Communication Technology), Design and technology, Geography, History, Languages, Music, Physical Education, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and RE (Religious Education).  
In addition to the National Curriculum Programmes of study we are dedicated to widening the experiences of the children and try to ensure learning is enriched by trips out and visitors into school. . Outside learning remains a key feature  of the curriculum on both sites. We have an allotment garden, and outside classroom (The Barn) and a wildlife and pond area. Other facilities to help learning include an ICT suite, a library and custom built children's kitchen and two large halls for PE. 
 
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage 
The statutory framework sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five and is mandatory for all providers of Early Years.  It  sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to give children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life

 

. Please click here to see the topic webs for the current half term.

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum we offer please contact the school office and a member of the admin team will arrange for you to speak to a relevant member of staff.


 

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) 

The curriculum in the Early Years is based on Foundation stage guidance that allows each individual child to experience exciting  and challenging opportunities in a creative learning environment.  

The Early years site is a large open plan space that encourages a love of learning through exploration in a variety of settings including a expansive outside space. The focus in the Early years is very much focused on the individual child and their progress through the early learning goals. Rigorous assessment processes ensures that all children make rapid and sustained progress relevant to their needs. Please click here to see the topic webs for the current half term.