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.

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

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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

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