At Bathford Church School our vision of ‘Grow, Care, Serve, Share’ and associated values of ‘Be Your Best, Be Kind, Be Respectful, Be a Team’ drive our broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to help our children to grow by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and values they need both to make sense of the world and to become caring, responsible global citizens.
Research, professional development, children and parent voice activities and reflection ensure our curriculum offer is ambitious, provokes the children’s care and concern and meets the needs of our community.
Grow: Our curriculum provides opportunities for children both to grow their learning as well as to grow as people. Our layered approach to planning, using overarching whole school themes, links children’s learning to our school vision and values and supports children to transfer new learning to long-term memory. The teaching of knowledge and skills is well sequenced so that children grow incrementally, learning to do more and remember more. We nurture, celebrate, enrich and inspire children to develop a positive self-story and good mental health. Opportunities for high-quality play, joy, awe and wonder enrich the spirit of the child. We aim to develop children who understand the purpose of learning and are engaged, self-motivated and reflective learners. We promote the creative and critical thinking skills, perseverance and resilience that our children need to embrace the challenges and opportunities they encounter.
Care: Cross-curricular topics which link to whole school themes make learning irresistible for children and leads them to care and be concerned about their learning. Children develop a clear understanding of our Be Your Best, Be Kind, Be Respectful, Be a Team values. Equality and diversity are embedded into the curriculum design through our overarching themes such that our curriculum explicitly addresses negative stereotyping through investigating similarities and differences and promoting acceptance, diversity, citizenship and human rights.
Serve: Our curriculum promotes thinking as a global citizen, enabling children to make deep connections between their learning, our local context and the world they live in. We support children to become active, collaborative and responsible global citizens. Three key global learning themes underpin our curriculum: Sustainable development, Social Justice and Identity and Diversity. Each of these themes is broken down into knowledge, skills and values and across each year a number of high-quality core texts are used to bring the themes to life for our children.
Share: Children are given the opportunity to discuss, debate and communicate, developing a shared connection to one another, to our community, our local environment, the natural world and the wider world.
At Bathford Church School, we broadly follow the National Curriculum, although we make explicit links to our local area, children’s own interests and to the global citizenship curriculum. Click here to find out more about the National Curriculum
Here is our whole school curriculum map for 22 23, which shows how our three overarching themes underpin our curriculum.
Here are the curriculum maps for each year group:
You can find more information about each of the individual subjects on the links below:
- Religious Education
- History & Geography
- Art & Design
- Design & Technology
- Modern Foreign Languages
If you would like any further information about the curriculum, please contact the headteacher Becky.Hayter@bathford.bwmat.org
Equality, diversity and inclusion are important elements of our curriculum planning, design and delivery. To find out more about how the curriculum supports equalities duties please see the Bathford Equality Policy, Information and Objectives