A Rich Curriculum
Our school’s curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but also the various extra-curricular activities that our school organises in order to enrich the children’s experience.
We want our pupils to become well-informed, self-motivated and responsible citizens, working in a skilled and creative way with integrity and thoughtfulness. We aim for our pupils to be confident, secure and discerning young people with a positive attitude that will prepare them well for life in the community and wider world.
Our Curriculum Policy outlining all of this can be found by clicking the link.
Our foundation curriculum runs on a two-year rolling program. We believe in teaching a skills-based curriculum which allow for our children to apply across a broad curriculum. Wherever possible, we aim to teach in a cross-curricular manner. Our two-year rolling overview can be found below.
Year 3 and 4
Year 5 and 6
(Anglo-Saxons and Vikings)
To see the Year 3/4 Topic Overview click on the link.
To see the Year 5/6Topic Overview click on the link.
The statutory subjects that all pupils must be taught at Key Stage 2 are:
Art and Design
Design and Technology
English (including spellings and reading)
Modern Foreign Language
Religious Education (through the Derbyshire agreed syllabus)
Sex & Relationships Education must also be provided through the school's own agreed schemes of work.
At Bolsover Church of England we teach a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to develop key skills that our pupils need to be successful in their future.
Children follow the Read, Write, Inc Spelling scheme throughout school from Year 3-6, with specialised intervention groups following the Read, Write, Inc Program.
Across school we have also recently adopted a new Accelerated Reader Program to target and track the progress of children's reading abilities.
If you have any further questions, or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.