The Curriculum

We try to make the curriculum as fun and exciting as possible, making sure that we cover the key areas thoroughly so that our children have the best start in life.

As a primary school with a nursery, we educate children aged from 3 to 11 covering the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Here is a very brief overview of our curriculum. Please ask for more details specific to your child’s year group.

Foundation Stage – Orange Base led by Madeline Tilley

Nursery (3-4 year olds)

Reception Class (4-5 year olds)

The Foundation Stage makes a crucial contribution to children’s early development and learning. We provide children with a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs. The Foundation Stage is about developing key learning skills; as listening, speaking, concentrating, independence and learning to work and co-operate with others.

The Early Years Curriclulum and assessment process has recently been reviewed nationally, at Bradford Moor we are in the process of developing the learning environment to ensure that the children have the best opportunity and start to their learning journey in school.

The outdoor environment is also a special part of the Foundation Stage curriculum. As such it is carefully planned for and available each day. The reception class have their own specially equipped outdoor area which is planned for and in continuous use.

Key Stage 1 – Yellow Base led by Heather Round (ages 5-7) Years 1 and 2

Key Stage 2 comprising of Green Base led by Ian Hayslop Years 3 – 4 and Red Base led by Ian Shaw Years 5-6

The core curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 comprises:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Children also study the subjects below as part of the National Curriculum. These are called Foundation

Subjects:

Science Art and Design
Design Technology (DT) History
Geography Music
Physical Education Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
Modern Foreign Language – French (In Key Stage 2)

Religious Education

Non-denominational Religious Education is provide for all children as part of the curriculum and is in accordance with the Locally Agreed Religious Education syllabus. Assembly is an important part of the school day when we meet together as a community. It is a time when we place emphasis on the development of values and attitudes towards each other and the world around us. Assemblies are non-denominational with due consideration given to the multicultural society in which we live, once a week the children attend a Muslim or non-faith assembly as requested by parents.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education and collective worship should they so wish. If parents do not wish their child to be taught the agreed syllabus or take part in short acts of collective worship then they should inform us in writing or by meeting the headteacher so that we can discuss how to meet the parents’ wishes suitable alternative arrangements will be made.

 

The primary curriculum for England is currently under review by the government with New guidance effective from September 2014. The school is currently training and resourcing staff and classrooms for a smooth transition.

 Sex and Relationship Education

In Year 5/6 the Governors agreed a policy of sex education, taken as a programme covering body growth and change, that takes place around 10 – 13 year olds e.g. menstruation, body change.  The teaching of this is undertaken in single sex groups by the school nurse for the girls and a male health visitor for the boys, supported by class teachers.  Materials used are provided by the health authority, parents are written to and have the right to withdraw their child from these sessions should they so wish. If you have any queries please ask in school so that we can reassure you.