Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to be truly ‘For Each and Everyone. It is underpinned by our core H.E.A.R.T values of Happiness, Encouragement, Aspirations, Respect and Teamwork. We aim to ensure that all children will have every opportunity to be the best that they can be, and enjoy learning, in a safe, caring and stimulating environment.

The curriculum is all the planned activities that we as a school organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. English and Maths form the core and are taught throughout the morning, with skills being developed and enhanced through subjects taught during the afternoon. Britannia Bridge Primary School’s non-core subject curriculum is enhanced with progressive skills and knowledge that provides the opportunity for children to exceed the National Curriculum statutory requirements in these subjects.

In addition, our curriculum is enriched further with a range of extra-curricular activities that the school includes in order to enrich the experiences of our children. This includes trips out, visitors in, sports events, workshops, community and charity work, assemblies and a wide range of after-school clubs which are specifically designed to fill gaps in the children’s experiences.

It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, able to make their own choices, who can work and co-operate with others, whilst developing knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning, in order that they achieve their true potential.

Please find below your child’s curriculum documents, along with a helpful parental curriculum guide. You can explore the whole curriculum by subject and year group; please see the document below if you wish to understand what each and every child will be learning in each subject across the school. If you would like any more information about your child’s curriculum please contact your child’s class teacher or Mr Donaldson.

Subject Intent

Long Term Plans

Knowledge Organisers

At Britannia Bridge we define knowledge and skills as follows.

‘Progress means knowing more and remember more.’

Ofsted – Concepts that matter when designing our curriculum

‘Knowledge and skills are intimately connected. A skill is the capacity to perform, drawing on what is known.’

(Ofsted – Concepts that matter when designing our curriculum)

It is our mission to ensure that children have and retain the essential knowledge to developing into well-educated citizens and have a success future.

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, we have created Knowledge Organisers to summarise the essential knowledge including vocabulary for each subject and for each year group. The knowledge organisers reflect the National Curriculum and Britannia Bridge School’s curriculum intent (content and expectations). Each terms Knowledge Organisers can be found below or by contacting the school office.

How do we make knowledge stick?
The best teaching helps children to make connections and commit information (knowledge) to their long term memory. Some of the strategies we use to help children commit the essential knowledge memorable are as follows.

    • A Hook at the beginning of a lesson or topic to create interest and excitement.
    • Making learning purposeful and real.
    • Recalling Prior Knowledge – Activating children’s current knowledge web (Schema) helps new connections to be made.
    • Catering for preferred Learning Style e.g. Visual Learners, Auditory Learners and Kinaesthetic Learners.
    • Linking knowledge to actions and emotions.
    • Use of models and images. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, therefore we help children visualise information.
    • Revisiting, rehearsal and repetition.
    • Opportunities to apply new knowledge.

Knowledge Organiser Resources

Please click on the links below to view or download your child's knowledge organisers for the 2020 - 21 academic year.

Subject Leaders

Performance Reports

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Winifred Street, Lower Ince
Wigan, Lancashire
WN3 4SD

Contacts

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