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Our Curriculum

Our Full Curriculum Handbook can be viewed here: 

Curriculum Handbook

Curriculum Intent 

Our intent is to provide our students with high level quality first teaching of our curriculum, alongside a range of experiences and opportunities to ensure the greatest progression for all students. Through this, we will raise children’s aspirations and develop their self-esteem and resilience.

The range of our curriculum promotes diversity and is designed to widen cultural capital; it is delivered through the Early Years and National Curriculum as well as drawing on the best practice and research from outstanding curriculum packages, to ensure coverage and progression. Reading is a core focus through the curriculum as we know that poor reading is a major barrier to accessing the rest of the curriculum. Mastery is at the forefront of our curriculum implementation to ensure learning is lifelong. 

Knowledge is the core element of our curriculum and all our curriculum experiences and skills development are centred around subject- based knowledge progression. Knowledge acts as ‘building blocks’ of learning, enabling our pupils to make changes to their long term memory. It also ensures carefully considered design of activities, vocabulary, questions and assessment of learning.

This is important because we aim to expand opportunities for all pupils by giving them knowledge that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. A knowledge-led curriculum allows children, particularly those who are disadvantaged, to access the necessary opportunities and experiences to succeed in life building on our values of respectful, responsible and resilient.

Knowledge organisers help pupils to relate each topic to previously studied topics and to form strong, meaningful schema

Our four key drivers:  

  1. Reading (to enable access to the rest of the curriculum)

  2. Raising aspirations and building self-esteem and resilience

  3. Cultural capital and diversity

  4. All of the above will lead to mastery of knowledge and skill

Inclusion & SEND

At Bayards Hill Primary School, we believe that all children are entitled to receive a high-quality education regardless of their needs or disabilities. We believe that it is vital that our pupils are equipped with the tools needed to become independent, inquisitive learners both in and out of the classroom.

All children should expect to receive an education that enables them to achieve the best possible outcomes and become confident to communicate their own views along the way that prepares them for secondary school and then adulthood. 

Through our first-quality teaching, planning and provision we: 

  • Ensure that needs are identified as early as possible and appropriate support is put into place as part of the Graduated Approach
  • Ensure that children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is appropriately differentiated to enable children to succeed 
  • Provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the needs of all pupils 
  • Develop children’s independence and life skills
  • Regularly monitor the progress of children with SEND, using a child-centered approach
  • Provide good quality and relevant training for all staff members supporting children with SEND.
  • Work in partnership with parents and carers
  • Work closely with external agencies and other professionals to ensure that there is a collaborative approach to support children with SEND.

Personal Development

Personal development and enrichment opportunities are embedded throughout our curriculum offering at Bayards Hill Primary School which provides frequent and varied opportunities for pupils to develop character and enrich their lives. 

Local Community:

Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum. We make use of local resources such as ‘Science Oxford’ to enhance our curriculum and inspire children. We also invite members of the community into school to enhance learning experiences.

Impact of our Curriculum:

We want all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND to leave our school as respectful, responsible and resilient members of society with the knowledge, confidence and skills to be lifelong learners.


Curriculum Handbook Last Updated January 2022.docx

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Bayards Hill Maths Curriculum Handbook

Bayards Hill PE Curriculum Handbook

Bayards Hill Science Curriculum Handbook

Bayards Hill PSHE Curriculum Handbook        

Bayards Hill RE Curriculum Handbook

Bayards Hill Reading Curriculum Handbook

Bayards Hill Computing curriculum

Bayards Hill Music Curriculum Handbook

Bayards Hill MFL curriculum


Year 1 Yearly Overview

Year 2 Yearly Overview

Year 3 Yearly Overview

Year 4 Yearly Overview

Year 5 Yearly Overview

Year 6 Yearly Overview


Our Core Values

As part of our commitment to developing character, all staff, pupils and governors share and promote three key values
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