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The Curriculum

Here we have some information about the Curriculum we teach here at Bathwick St Mary School. There is also further reading to download, but please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Ring the School Office on 01225 465654 and we will find someone to help!

We seek to provide a Curriculum which aims to:

  • ​be broad, balanced, relevant, challenging and differentiated
  • ​be accessible to all
  • ​provide every opportunity for pupils to experience success in learning and to achieve as ​high a standard as possible
  • promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • prepare all pupils for ​the opportunities and experiences of life
  • create a foundation for life long learning

The Curriculum is everything which takes place in the school to promote the all-round development of pupils. It includes the formal programme of lessons and all other activities organised outside lesson time to enrich the lives of pupils.

We believe very strongly that everything about the school contributes to the nature and quality of children’s educational experience. This includes the teaching of the core and foundation subjects, extra-curricular activities, links with our Parish Churches, as well as visits to outside places of interest plus aspects of school life which overlap with parents, home life and the community.

You can download more details in the following documents:

BSM Curriculum Overview (PDF 110KB)

Art and Design Vision (PDF 75KB)

Design and Technology Curriculum Overview (PDF 58KB)

Design and Technology Vision (PDF 44KB)

English Vision (PDF 56KB)

Geography Scheme of Work (PDF 101KB)

Geography Progression 2014 (PDF 75KB)

History Curriculum (PDF 50KB)

History Vision (PDF 46KB)

Literacy Curriculum (PDF 52KB)

Mathematics Curriculum (PDF 75KB)

Mathematics Vision (PDF 51KB)

Music Curriculum (PDF 41KB)

Music Vision (PDF 51KB)

PE Vision (PDF 56KB)

PSHCE Vision (PDF 50KB)

PSHCE Scheme of Work (PDF 331KB)

Religious Education (PDF 60KB)

SEND Report (PDF 114KB)

Bathwick St Mary Local Offer

Reading schemes and phonics

In Reception we use Jolly Phonics and phase 1-2 of Letters and Sounds (which is part of the Primary National Strategy). In Year 1 the children use Letters and Sounds phases 3-5 and Y2 use Letters and Sounds phases 5-6.

The core reading scheme we use is Oxford Reading Tree, but this is supplemented with Ginn 360 and Story World.

Basic Skills: Homelink Parent Support Meetings

Here we have some extra information about how parents can support their child’s English and Mathematics learning. They follow the KS1 and KS2 reading meetings we held in October 2014.

KS1 SATs information

Here is the presentation that Mr Bradley made to Year 2 parents about the upcoming KS1 SATs.

English materials

Reception Reading 2016

Y1 and 2 Reading 2016 KS2 Reading 2016

Parent helpers – How to help with reading

Mathematics materials

Reception Maths parents presentation (PDF 271KB)

KS1 Maths parents’ presentation 2016

KS2 Maths parents’ presentation 2016

Calculation progression 2014 (PDF 83KB)

2017 transition meetings

Y5 Parents’ Meeting 2017


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