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The Curriculum

Here we have some information about the inspiring and creative curriculum we teach here at Bathwick St. Mary Church School. To find out more information about our curriculum, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office who will direct your enquiry to our curriculum lead or subject lead as appropriate.

Reading, Phonics and Maths Workshops – March 2020

Please find to the right and below the whole school handouts linked to the recent Reading, Phonics and Maths Workshops.

Topic Webs for 2019-2020

We seek to provide a Curriculum which aims to:
  • ​be relevant, challenging and inspiring
  • ​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 our children. 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.

Reading schemes and phonics

In Reception we use Jolly Phonics and phase 1-2 of Letters and Sounds. The correct sounds and resources have already been shared with parents on Tapestry. Please log into your Tapestry account to access these.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.

Maths and Reading Meetings

We hold regular meetings for parents about how to support your child’s English and Mathematics learning. You can find details of the most recent meetings below. 

Mathematics materials 2019/2020

Demonstration Videos to Support Years 3 – 6 Children

Please find links below to a series of demonstration mathematics videos and presentations.

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

SRE Materials 

Transition Meetings

All of the classes held meetings to encourage a smooth transition from one year group to the next. The power point presentation for each class can be found below:

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