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Our Approach to the Curriculum

At Bow Brickhill CE Primary School, we offer our pupils a broad and relevant curriculum. Our Curriculum consists of a number of exciting learning opportunities and activities which promote our school motto ‘Growing together in Knowledge and Faith’ and also meets the requirements of the latest National Curriculum review.

We follow a ‘Creative Curriculum’ approach and where possible try to link topics across all subjects to link aspects of the curriculum together in a meaningful way.  We believe that rather than learning knowledge in separate areas, children benefit from making connections and as such a thematic approach to curriculum design provides this more holistic learning experience. In doing so, we aim to encourage the children’s natural curiosity so that they reach their full potential and become independent learners. 

Topics are usually led by a main subject focus.  For example, a topic entitled ’Predators’ has a science focus and so will contain a greater proportion of learning in science, whilst a theme entitled ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’ is led by Design and Technology.  Over the academic year the skills and knowledge of all subjects will be addressed in each year group.
In some subjects, the learning tends to take place outside of the thematic approach.  Mathematics is generally taught independently as is some aspects of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Other subjects such as PE, PSHE and RE are also taught separately, although where possible, some of the learning in these subjects is linked within the themes.

At Bow Brickhill CE Primary, we ensure our curriculum also promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. In doing so, we aim to prepare our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain; fostering in them our school Christian values to encourage them to become a positive member of society.