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An Outstanding Church School

Mrs Cowling will be absent from school due to a planned knee operation from Monday the 30th October returning after a phased recovery towards the later part of the half term.

Mrs Cairns will be deputising in her absence and Mrs Cowling will remain in close contact with the school.

Bishop Monkton CE Primary School Curriculum 2016/2017

Our curriculum uses the National Curriculum to ensure that every child develops the key learning steps, but we have developed a more expansive approach to its delivery that ensures our children receive experiences and opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes in ways that will ensure learning is relevant and purposeful.

Our curriculum is constantly evolving to ensure that we are responding to a rapidly developing world around us and that we are offering our children the best start to their lives as successful citizens in the 21st Century.  Both inside and outside the classroom, our curriculum actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

We believe, where possible, that integrated learning is an effective way to develop key skills and understanding. Throughout school we use a topic based approach incorporating where appropriate each curriculum area. Work is appropriately differentiated. We use ongoing assessment to help ensure that our teaching and learning focuses on building on and developing previous experiences and is relevant to what children need to and want to learn. We use objectives drawn from the National Curriculum to help guide learning, however we do also consider the specific needs of our children and provide unique learning opportunities that helps to open learners’ eyes to the wider world and develop their understanding of what it means to be a citizen.

From Reception through to Year 6 opportunities will be taken to extend the curriculum beyond the statutory requirements through a variety of ways, including:

- visitors, including artists, craftspeople, actors, musicians;

- the use of the school grounds, the locality and the wider environment;

- educational visits;

- support of parents

You will find the current Long Term Curriculum Plans for each year group by clicking the links below.


Year 1 and 2 long term plan 2016/2017

Year 3 and 4 long term plan 2016/2017

Year 5 long term plan 2016/2017

Year 6 long term plan 2016/2017


In addition to this, please visit our class pages where teachers will post up to date information for parents explaining what will be taught during the half-term in each subject.

For additional information relating to the Curriculum please go to the following link:

Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any further questions.