At Bradfield we live out our vision of Learning to Live by providing our children with a range of opportunities to learn about the world and their place within it. We are preparing them for the next stage of their lives and building a love of learning which will last beyond their time at Bradfield.
Our curriculum is built upon 4 Golden Threads
All units of work are led by a Big Question, we want our children to learn the value of questioning and believe that questions give purpose and challenge to learning.
Learning is embedded through experiences and we endeavour to ensure that learning is active and offers children chances to learn outside of the traditional classroom.
All learning needs to have a focus and a context in real life. Children should know why the knowledge and skills they are learning are important and how they will use them in their future lives.
We take every opportunity to teach our children about the importance and richness of the world both within and beyond our school. We believe that equity begins with understanding and appreciating our differences.
Our curriculum is planned to be sequential and builds on previous learning. It is designed to meet the expectations of the National Curriculum and the key concepts for each subject as defined by subject specialists.
Schemes of work
We use a range of schemes to support teaching and learning in different subjects.
English – Talk 4 Writing, Letters and Sounds
Maths – White Rose Maths, NCETM
RE – Understanding Christianity, Diocese of Oxford
Geography - No scheme of work is used, instead, teachers create personalised, engaging units of learning from a range of resources including the Geographical Association, National Geographic, BBC Bitesize and the Ordinance Survey.
History - No scheme of work is used, instead, teachers create personalised, engaging units of learning from a range of resources including the History Association, BBC Bitesize, National Geographic and local West Berkshire Museums.
PE – Real PE
Music – Charanga
PSHE – SCARF, Coram Life Education
IT – icompute
Curriculum Overviews are available for each class through the class link.