Our Curriculum

“Be Your Best at Beverley Minster” along with “Encourage One Another and Build Each Other Up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11) are the key drivers that underpin everything that we do.

We use our core Christian Values of, Respect, Friendship and Perseverance to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. The teaching of values is woven throughout the curriculum as we recognise that our children need to develop their independence and thirst for learning.

It is essential that our pupils are successful with English and Maths skills and knowledge but we also aim to equip our pupils with positive attitudes to learning and life as well as provide opportunities for success within the broader curriculum. The curriculum at Beverly Minster CE Primary School is carefully designed and organised so that pupils acquire depth to their learning in all subject areas. Art has a high profile in the school (Silver ArtsMark) as does Sport with us being awarded the Platinum School Games Award. We were thrilled to be nominated for the Music Mark Award recognising our commitment to providing high quality music education. We have also been awarded the Gold Modeshift Stars Award as we have demonstrated excellence in promoting sustainable ways of travel such as cycling and walking.

Our curriculum is further enriched by our annual performances. In addition to services and programmes at Beverly Minster Church at Harvest, Christmas and Easter our children also participate in our musical productions such as Aladdin, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, which involve 80 year 3- 6 children as well as approximately 20 ex-pupils who help with lighting, sound, dance, props and staging.

Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate our local calendar (such as Beverley’s Annual Light Switch On, MacMillan Cancer Concert, Beverley Minster Church’s tree decorating competition) to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year. At Beverley Minster CE Primary School, children’s physical and mental wellbeing are as valued and important as academic development. We carefully monitor children’s progress alongside their personal development. Our well planned and reflective approach to SMSC helps to ensure that every child is well-cared for and supported.

Pupils leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners. They also leave with a recognition of the wider community that they are part of and a sense of their place within it.

Curriculum Content & Progression of Knowledge

Art & Design

At Beverley Minster, we intend: to encourage the children to enjoy the creative process and experience their own success in art and design. to teach children that art is not always ‘perfect’ and that it can take many different forms. to develop a passion for the Arts and a knowledge and understanding of other artists, craft makers and designers. to…

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Through our computing curriculum at Beverley Minster Primary School, we aim to give our children the knowledge and skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way, allowing them to flourish. By the time our children finish Year 6, we intend for them to be confident, independent users of computing technologies,…

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Design & Technology

At Beverley Minster Primary School, we intend to provide an inspiring, practical curriculum that ensures all pupils have the opportunity to be creative, imaginative designers. We believe that our curriculum, like a successful product, should be ‘fit for purpose’ and give the children real-life problems to solve that challenge their thinking. We intend for our children to work well as…

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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Children are assessed regularly in nursery and this continues in school. At the end of their first year at school teachers will complete an Early Years Foundation Profile for each child. This is based on the 17 Early Learning Goals or ELGs. Early Learning Goals EYFS Information Letter Download Communication and Language Listening, Attention and Understanding Speaking Physical development…

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Writing Intent At Beverley Minster Primary School, we intend for our children to leave as confident, capable and independent writers, who not only understand the purpose and importance of writing but also enjoy the writing process.  We intend for children to use their writing skills across the curriculum. Following the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum, we plan a…

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At Beverley Minster CE (VC) Primary School, we have chosen French as our foreign language study. Our aim is to develop our pupils’ enjoyment of speaking different languages along with their interest in exploring other cultures. We intend to nurture the children’s confidence to become good French speakers, who further explore the history and culture of our continental neighbour via…

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“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” Barack Obama At Beverley Minster Primary School we believe that geography helps…

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“A people without the  knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”   Marcus Garvey At Beverley Minster Primary School we intend for our children to have a rounded understanding of history by the time they leave our school. They need to be able to put historical events into context and order. They need to understand…

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Intent At Beverley Minster, our intent for mathematics is to teach a rich, balanced and progressive curriculum using maths to reason, problem solve and develop fluent conceptual understanding in each area. As well as following the national curriculum, our curriculum allows children to better make sense of the world around them with opportunities to use and make connections between mathematics…

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Our curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils: Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. Learn to sing and use their voices, musical instruments and technology to create and compose music on their own and with others. Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated through…

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Physical Education

The intent of teaching PE is to give our children the progression in knowledge, skills and the understanding required to make a positive impact in their own physical health and well-being. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices. Our PE curriculum will challenge and promote…

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Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) At Beverley Minster CE (VC) Primary School, we are extremely ambitious for our children and have high expectations for their behaviour and personal development regardless of background or starting point. Whilst the delivery of PSHE is non-statutory, we believe in creating well-rounded citizens, who understand risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make…

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Religious Education

We believe that the teaching of R.E and world views enables children to develop an understanding of the important aspects of human experience and become respectful citizens of our world. Through the teaching of Religious Education we aim to support our children in developing an understanding of Christianity and other world faiths. Our R.E curriculum follows the enquiry based model…

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At Beverley Minster CE (VC) Primary School we want our children to be curious about the world around them, and encourage them to seek answers to the scientific questions they pose. The National Curriculum lays the foundation for our ambitious Science curriculum, and we believe that along with the rich resources our local context provides, these are the stepping stones…

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Subject Long Term Plans