Bucklesham Primary School

'Working Hard, Aiming High'


Our Curriculum



We believe learning should:

  • Develop enquiring minds that question, explore and investigate.
  • Provide opportunities for learners to apply core basic skills in real life situations.
  • Involve the whole community.
  • Enrich spiritual development so children can philosophise, debate, wonder, and question so they develop their own opinions and beliefs on a variety of issues whilst showing respect for others.
  • Ensure all pupils achieve by maintaining high expectations and personalising learning to suit all needs.


  Our Curriculum Statement 

   At Bucklesham Primary School we believe in a curriculum that is designed for the whole community that takes into account the opinions of all stakeholders. We aim to provide all children with an exciting and stimulating learning environment that fosters the development of the whole child, whilst maintaining high expectations and academic success. The curriculum should develop enquiring minds, deep thinking and investigation so children can apply basic key skills within real life situations.



Our Curriculum Drivers 


Communication - At Bucklesham we will develop and nurture every child’s ability and confidence so they can express their needs, wants and choices. We will give children a “voice” using whichever communication method is best for them. We will develop and nurture every child’s potential to communicate emotions appropriately, and support them to ask and answer questions. We will ensure that pupils are able to leave primary school with a rich, cross-curricular vocabulary so they are able to talk about subject areas in depth. We want our children to be able to share their experiences with others; to develop the motivation and ability to communicate with their peers and to develop positive relationships


Wellbeing - One of our key drivers in everything we do in school is wellbeing. We are passionate that all children need to be happy, healthy and able to cope with everything that life might throw at them.  We teach resilience, confidence, positive self-esteem and coping mechanisms to all children in everything we do, as well as through our wellbeing curriculum.  We also want them to develop an understanding of emotions, self-control, good relationships and keeping healthy in mind and body.



Environment – At Bucklesham, we are exceptionally lucky to have access to amazing outdoor spaces. Living in a rural community, we want the children to have the opportunity to learn about the great outdoors first hand. We will encourage the children to be active whilst using the outdoor environment and take great pride in our high quality PE provision.  We also want to foster an appreciation of the environment and an appreciation of environmental issues.


Creativity – At Bucklesham, children will be engaged by a curriculum with rich learning opportunities. We want to excite children’s imagination and advance their knowledge and understanding through a wide range of creative, physical and expressive activities. These activities will take into account their diverse starting points and will nurture their skills and talents, while broadening their horizons and enriching their experiences of life.



What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.