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St. Bernard's RC Primary

St. Bernard's RC Primary

A Voluntary Academy

Curriculum OVERVIEW

At St Bernard's we have a connected curriculum which is a thematic approach to delivering and covering the curriculum.  We are very proud of our unique 'Connectors' and feel we provide children with not only the knowledge but the skills to be life long learners.

Please click on the links on the right hand side to see aspects of our curriculum in action.

We are talking on the Cultural Education Challenge and our curriculum provides our pupils with a wealth of cultural opportunities.



Teams one to six

Children in Teams One to Six follow the 2014 National Curriculum.   This encompasses English, mathematics, art & design, computing, design & technology, music geography, history, PE and languages in key stage 2.


Connector 1

Connector 2

Connector 3

Whole School 

Connector 4  

Whole School 

Team 1




Team 2

My World


Team 3



Team 4



Team 5

Go with the Flow


Team 6


The Island

Subject overviews

The Way the Truth The Life- RE

PE Curriculum

Music Curriculum

MFL Curriculum

Science Curriculum

History Curriculum Art & Design Curriculum


Design & Technology Geography Curriculum

rockin' reception

Our youngest children continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).  This curriculum allows children to learn through play alongside structured teaching sessions.  All subject leaders across the school work closely with our EYFS team to ensure our curriculum prepares our children for the next stage in their learning.

The seven area of the EYFS are:

prime areas
  • Communication & Language
  • Personal, Social & Emotional
  • Physical Development
specific areas
  • Literacy 
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

Life long learning

We strongly believe in giving children the skills to become proficient learners with a 'can-do' positive attitude towards learning.  We do this through the Learning Powered Approach- LPA.

To find out more click on the link to the right.