Our Core Curriculum
The Curriculum at The John Bamford Primary School
At The John Bamford School we passionately believe in preparing our children for a world which just refuses to stand still. More than ever, pupils growing up today will best prosper when they are able to quickly transfer skills they have learnt in one area of life to another. The development of flexible, adaptable and resilient life long learners is central to our vision for the school’s curriculum. It is because of this philosophy that we have developed a curriculum which knits together all areas of the curriculum as we work through adventures designed to inspire and motivate. Paying attention to depth, progression and variety of learning, teachers plan meaningful, challenging units of work which will live in the memory of students for years to come!
Work in speaking and listening, reading and writing is integrated throughout English and Literacy and through all other curriculum areas and the links between these are made explicit to the pupils. English and the skills of Literacy are seen as the media through which pupils learn and they are drawn on extensively in other subject areas. Homework is also used to support the English Curriculum.
The school follows the National Curriculum for English. Learning objectives are broken down into year groups and we use the curriculum resource Wordsmith, published by Pearson, to help organise those objectives into a systematic teaching structure. We often use their online interactive texts as stimulating and inspiring resources to base learning around. All adventures are based around a high quality, age appropriate text which forms the basis of the pupil’s reading and writing.
For more information on the National Curriculum year by year objectives for English please follow the link below.
For more information about Wordsmith, please follow this link: Wordsmith
The school follows the National Curriculum for Mathematics. As with the English curriculum, objectives are broken down into year groups and we use the White Rose Planning Strategy to organise those objectives into a logical learning progression. The teaching of maths, in-line with the White Rose pedagogy, follows a ‘concrete, pictorial to abstract’ progression of concepts to promote the greatest strength of understanding in our children. They are challenged to apply this understanding through reasoning tasks in both maths lessons and the wider curriculum.
For more information on the National Curriculum year by year objectives for Mathematics please follow the link below.
For more information about White Rose, please follow this link: http://whiterosemaths.com/
The school follows the National Curriculum for Science. The Programme of Study for the National Curriculum is broken down into year groups. We teach sciences knowledge and skills through our adventure style thematic learning and make links and connections to other areas of the curriculum as children learn.
For more information on the National Curriculum year by year objectives for Science please follow the link below.