The Learning Journey
At Bowes Primary School we aim to provide an innovative curriculum, which meets the needs of all our children. Our children have opportunities to experience all the areas of the National Curriculum through creative cross-curricular topic work known as 'The Learning Journey'. The Learning Journey is underpinned by a set of principles for the way things are taught and learnt in the school. Through the Learning Journey children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.
Educational visits and visitors into school are used to broaden the children's understanding of the topics we teach. Children's learning is assessed regularly, so that support and challenge is given where appropriate. We take great care to enrich learning through first hand and practical experiences. Through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum we are able to develop and recognise individual talents and interests.
Our children are engaged by their learning and this excites their imagination. They enjoy the richness of their learning, not just learning different things but learning in many different ways: out of doors, through play, in small groups, through art, music and sport, from each other, from adults other than teachers, before school, after school, with their families, formally and informally, by listening, by watching and by doing. They develop socially and emotionally. They take pride in their learning and want to do well.