KS1 and KS2 Curriculum
All children from Year 1 to 6 follow the 2014 National Curriculum which covers English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education (PE), Design Technology, Art and Design. In addition to the National Curriculum we teach Personal, Social, Health, Education (PSHE), Religious Education (RE) and Spanish at Barlby.
In KS1, the school morning follows the structure of Guided Reading, Literacy, Phonics, Handwriting and Maths. There is a strong focus on the development of synthetic phonics for reading, writing and spelling, alongside the development of letter formation and cursive handwriting. In KS2, the school day begins with Guided Reading, followed by Literacy, Guided Maths and Maths. Handwriting sessions are also carried out several times a week.
Afternoon topic learning is delivered through the Cornerstones Curriculum, which ensures foundation subjects are taught creatively, with strong cross curricular links. Curriculum topics are linked to children’s interests such as Superheroes (Year 1) and Potions (Year 4). These topics are also entwined with core subject learning.
Our curriculum Statement of Intent
Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.
At Barlby Primary School the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use our Barlby Values (Determination, Creativity and Respect) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.
Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families and visitors to facilitate learning new skills and sharing experiences such as assemblies, curriculum outcomes and International Food Evening and Community Day.
Children leave Barlby with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.
Below are our intent statements for each subject area:
Literacy statement of intent
To deliver an exciting, innovative Literacy curriculum which enables and empowers children's written and oral communication and creativity.
Maths statement of intent
For every child to develop a sound understanding of Maths, equipping them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they need in life beyond school.
Cornerstones Statement of Intent
Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum through ensuring that the Cornerstone's Curriculum is delivered through rich, imaginative and cross-curricular learning that will inspire children.
Spanish Statement of Intent
To develop the teaching and learning of Spanish across the school, preparing children for future opportunities in Spanish speaking countries.
Humanities Statement of Intent
To develop children’s experiences and understanding of Geography and History, inspiring and igniting their curiosity about the wider world.
PE Statement of Intent
To develop children’s experiences and enable them to achieve personal successes, the appropriate skills and confidence to partake in all sports.
To develop children’s understanding of PSHE and provide them with a foundation of life skills across all contexts (home/school/community) and time spans (primary/secondary/later life).
To develop children's scientific knowledge and understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, for now and the future.
EYFS statement of intent
Working in partnership with parents to encourage independent, happy learners who thrive in school and reach their full potential.
Computing statement of intent
To develop children's experience and understanding of ICT, preparing them for jobs of the future.