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Learning at Byker Primary

At Byker Primary School, we are committed to providing a purposeful and empowering curriculum that fully prepares learners for the next steps in their school career and opens the doors to he wider world.  Core literacy, numeracy and personal development skills are at the heart of all we do and our curriculum provokes curiosity and excitement.

Everything begins with a shared belief that our role is to support children in aspiring to achieve, understand their place in the world and broaden their horizons.  We believe it is our responsibility to show children that there is a world of possibilities awaiting them outside of the school gates.  We also strive to encourage a love of learning, and a metacognitive understanding of how we can best learn and self-regulate, that will continue into secondary school and adulthood. 

Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of all of our children.  We celebrate our local heritage and nuture childresn understanding of the communities of which they are part of.  Significant people have been woven through each are of the curriculum.  These include people of local, national and international significance.  The study of significant individuals brings to life our learning, meaning children are more likely to recall and retrieve core facts and events.

Our sequential curriculum ensures knowledge is cumulative.  Substantive and disciplinary knowledge is at the heart of each subject and linked areas of study are used to consolidate and embed learning across the curriculum.  We understand that memory lies at the heart of learning and therefore, we strategically plan opportunities for children to recall and remember.  This allows memories to be strengthened, meaning that children can draw on previous learning with confidence in order to build and connect.