Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Our 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 our 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.

 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 curriculum is designed using the Cornerstones curriculum which is broken down into the following areas.

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More information can be found out about this here.


Our long term overviews can be found by clicking the year group below:


Year 3

 Year 4

Year 3 Long Term Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Long Term Curriculum Overview

 Year 5

 Year 6

Year 5 Long Term Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Long Term Curriculum Overview  


Scroll down to see the topics we cover in each year group.

Year 3

Tribal Tales



Heroes vs Villains


Mighty Metals

Year 5

 Peasants, Princes and Pestilence


Off With Her Head!

Beast Creator

Pharaohs & Mummies

How does your garden grow?

Year 4

Burps, Bottoms & Bile

I Am Warrior!

Blue Abyss

Road Trip: U.S.A

Misty Mountains

Powerful Potions

Year 6

The Frozen Kingdom!


Darwin's Delights

Hola Mexico!

Blood Heart

Tomorrow's World

 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


Physical Education


 Religious Education - Understanding Christianity (through the Derbyshire agreed syllabus) 


Sex & Relationships Education must also be provided through the school's own agreed schemes of work. Click the following link to access our Sex & Relationships Education policy.


At Bolsover Church of England, we teach a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to develop key skills that our pupils need, in order 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.


Click on the year group pages to find more up-to-date information about your child's curriculum.


If you have any further questions, or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.