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The Bathwick Curriculum

‘The curriculum is a framework for setting out the aims of a programme of education, including knowledge and understanding to be gained at each stage (intent); for translating that framework over time into a structure and narrative, within an institutional context (implementation) and for evaluating what knowledge and understand pupils have gained against expectations (impact/achievement).’ (OFSTED).

Our curriculum is carefully constructed, offering a wide range of subjects to all learners. We aim to develop all pupils as independent learners who are able to make informed decisions and choices about the next phases of their learning. The national curriculum forms just one part of the school’s curriculum, which is enriched through local studies, pupil choices and carefully selected topics across the school. At Bathwick, our aim is to nurture every child to be the best they can be and by each member of the community striving to do their best. Together we will be ‘Achieving excellence through the pursuit of good.’

The intent, implementation and impact of our curriculum

For more information, please see a summary of the intent, implementation and impact of our curriculum.

Transition Presentations for September 2020

To ensure a smooth transition from one year group to the next, parents can access the presentations for each year group here:

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 2020-2021

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

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 

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