Learning for Life Curriculum

‘Life in all its Fullness,’ (John 10:10) underpins our curriculum at South Bersted and therefore we believe it is essential to ensure our children have the skills to thrive after they have left South Bersted and as young adults, we are committed to giving them the skills to do this.

Each of the below headings contributes to our Learning for Life curriculum. Further information on each area can be located on the curriculum tabs.

Core Elements of our Learning for Life Curriculum
Philosophy for Children (P4C)
Every week our children take part in Philosophy for Children (P4C) sessions. Bi- weekly whole school P4C sessions focus on global issues, courageous advocacy and the Christian Aid Global Calendar. Children also participate bi-weekly in class led P4C where they will direct the line of enquiry
Forest School and Outdoor Learning
Every half term all classes participate in a Forest School afternoon where they develop skills such as: whittling, sawing, pond dipping and creating campfires.

This aims to build children’s resilience and perseverance and give them the opportunity to experience activities out of the norm

PSHE and our South Bersted Activity Passport
Our PSHE curriculum has been developed with three core modules: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. In addition to the key objectives covered under each heading, we have linked each module to the South Bersted Activity Passport, which gives children practical activities and opportunities that they would not be able to experience as part of the National Curriculum, this includes business enterprise projects, environmental projects, working with local banks, building dens and interviewing aspirational people.
Courageous Advocacy
Where appropriate, teachers plan opportunities for pupils to develop their courageous advocacy where pupils have the opportunity to look beyond themselves and develop an understanding of disadvantage, deprivation and the exploitation of the natural world.

In 2019, the school achieved the Global Neighbours accreditation as part of our approach and curriculum development.

Children as Leaders
We aim to give children the opportunity to contribute to school life and develop their leadership skills. We do this by electing:

·       Junior Governors

·       School Council

·       Eco Leaders

·       Peer Mediators