Curriculum

Welcome to some of the many examples of the broad and rich curriculum that we are striving to create here at Banham Primary School.

For details regarding each class Curriculum please click upon each class within the menu at the top of this page.

The core subjects which include Mathematics, Literacy and Science are very well supplemented by many other opportunities to enhance learning and education further.

Mathematics

Last year the school began to adopt a whole school approach to mathematics and is currently continuing to work with the Angles Maths Hub to develop a Mastery approach to mathematical concepts and knowledge across the school.

The school is benefitting immensely from high quality CPD opportunities through the Maths Hub to develop staff’s confidence and subject knowledge even further. Alongside this level of support the school is using Nationally recognised schemes of work to enhance learning further through the use of the White Rose Maths scheme of work.

Cooperative Learning

This academic year the Trust have embarked upon a new journey to further develop the cooperative aspect of learning throughout the schools within the Trust by working closely with Jakob Weredlin from WeredlinEducation

Jakon has worked upon this concept for a number of years and has successfully enabled a number of schools to develop a truly cooperative approach towards learning.

Please watch this space for further developments.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Following the Global pandemic and Covid 19; Mental Health and Wellbeing has never been so important as it is now. As a school we have embraced this concept and have begun to develop a whole school approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing through accessing Nationally accredited training and resources.

Mrs Travis and Mr Gamble have become the Mental Health Champions within the school, receiving training through LinkPoint (Part of the Ormiston Families Network) and via Norfolk County Council. Both of which draw upon the resources from Mentally Healthy Schools and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. 

We feel that healthy, well supported children need opportunities for reflection and to learn new skills and concepts in a fun and lively way. Forest Schools and Music are two examples of this.

Forest Schools

This year the staff team has continued to grow and we welcome Mrs Negus who has joined us as a class teacher in Swifts ( Years 5/6) working alongside Mrs Stanley.

Mrs Negus has run a very successful Forest Schools business for a number of years and we are very fortunate that she will be bringing her wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for outdoor learning to the school.

Forest Schools is more than just outdoor learning it is a way in which children and staff can interact in a friendly and relaxed way whilst developing their own interests in the outdoor world. Strong relationships, confidence and the ability to notice the things around them are key skills that children will develop during Forest Schools sessions.

Each week children will have a 1.5 hr session with Mrs Negus for a half term block throughout the year. This half term it is Year 2/4/6 and this will then rotate with Year 1/3/5 next half term.

It will be very exciting to see how the wildlife area of the schools grounds continues to develop and reflect the interests of those that use it over the next few months and years.

Music

Music has been a successful part of the school curriculum here at Banham for a number of years, including whole school singing and performances.

Historically parents have been able to access additional music tuition for their children through private teachers and through RockSteady and this is something that the school continues to support.

This year Banham Primary has taken the decision to provide all children with enhanced opportunities to access music and has enlisted the support of the Norfolk Music Hub to deliver the music curriculum across the school. This will allow all children to have access to quality specialist music teachers and the opportunity to handle and use instruments.

In recognition of this commitment to developing music the school has been nominated to become a Music Mark School.