Curriculum

At Bretherton we deliver the National Curriculum to all children at Key Stages 1 and 2.  The children in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

If you would like to find out more about the National Curriculum, please see below files to download. Parents are also provided with key learning documents for English, Maths and Science at Parent Evening Meetings. If you would like any further information on our curriculum content or schemes of work, please do not hesitate to call the school office for further information. 

The subject areas are as follows, although we try to make links between subjects and teach in a creative cross-curricular way as much as we can. Please click on a subject to see our curriculum overview. 

We have been reviewing our curriculum in light of the new Education Inspection Framework of OFSTED and have created a curriculum policy and intent document. To offer the highest quality we have purchased a bought in curriculum and have tailored it for our school and community. 

Here at Bretherton Endowed we provide a broad and balanced curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 primary national curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. It is based on a child-centred pedagogy called The Four Cornerstones and is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs), which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of children’s learning. We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. Cornerstones also provide a rigorous skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These skills and knowledge are tied to activities and Primary School Key stages.

 

Our curriculum has been developed and is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010; Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.More information on this can be found in our SEND and Equality Policy.

We continue to review our subjects on a 3 year cycle to ensure that we are continually improving our offer. Occasionally, we may change our plans in the identification of need, however the following has been our evaluation of subjects for the coming years. 

3 year subject focus cycle amended after covid and review of curriculum in 2020 2021

 

We adapted our focus after Covid 19 in 2020 and the following became key subjects of focus in 2020 2021:

  • SRE and PHSE
  • Online learning and use of technology – some links to computing
  • Maths arithmetic
  • Reading
  • MFL

 

Key focus for all subjects over the next 12 months will be progress; vocabulary; presentation; learning sticking and being applied

2021 2022

High

Medium

Maintenance

Use of manipluatives

Arithmetic

History/Geog

Writing – audience and purpose and scaffolded and teaching seqences

Reading fluency

phonics

Handwriting

Computing and online safety

Science

PHSE and SRE

D & T/Art linked to arts mark

Music

 

PE

MFL

 

 

RE

 

 

2022 2023

High

Medium

Maintenance

Reasoning

Vocabulary

MFL

Comprehension in reading

Handwriting

Writing

Science- leading to arts mark

PHSE and SRE leading to equality and diversity mark

Computing

RE

D & T/Art linked to arts mark

Music

History/Geog

 

PE

 

 

 

 

2023 2024

High

Medium

Maintenance

Arithmetic

Manipulatives

Science

Phonics and Grammar

Writing

Reading fluency

PHSE and SRE

Computing

D & T/Art

Music

RE

 

MFL

PE

 

 

History/Geog

 

 

The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of each key stage, the teacher will formally assess your child’s performance.

Age Year Key stage Assessment  
         
4 to 5 Reception Early years Teacher assessments (there’s also an optional assessment at the start of the year)  
5 to 6 Year 1 KS1 Phonics screening check  
6 to 7 Year 2 KS1 National tests and teacher assessments in English, maths and science  
7 to 8 Year 3 KS2 internal assessments and moderation  
8 to 9 Year 4 KS2 internal assessments and moderation and Multiplication check 2020 onwards  
9 to 10 Year 5 KS2 internal assessment and moderation  
10 to 11 Year 6 KS2 National tests and teacher assessments in English and maths, and teacher assessments in science

Files to Download

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Contact Us

Bretherton Endowed CE

Primary School

South Road, Bretherton, Lancs PR26 9AH

Main Contact: Alison Moxham

Main Contact for SEND: Alison Moxham

Headteacher: Alison Moxham

01772 600431

bursar@bretherton.lancs.sch.uk

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