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Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed very much with the diverse cultural  context of our school in mind.  There is a strong emphasis on drawing on Bristol heritage (eg. Isambard Kingdom Brunel) and community links (eg. dental practice, school crossing patrols, supporting the Julian Trust) wherever possible when devising projects.  Some of the recent popular topics include; 

 

  • What's in the bucket? - linked to the text Billy's Bucket, in Reception Year
  • Out of this world - linked to the text Bob, Man on the Moon, in Year 1
  • Max's Material Mission - linked to the text Where the Wild Things Are, in Year 2

 

Leaders review the impact of the curriculum regularly in order to make adjustments and reflect the interests of current groups of pupils.

 

We plan enriching trips and visitors to engage our children, for example Westonbirt Arboretum, SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo have been some popular trips.  Our Diwali Puppet Show, Year 2 storyteller and  local dental practice have all proved successful visitors.

 

Our limited grounds do not prevent us from making the most from the outdoor environment to enrich the pupils' experiences, especially in improving their physical development and their knowledge of the natural world.  We have our Scrapstore playhouse in the Reception playground, fishponds, garden beds to plant bulbs and grow vegetables and  a new Lottery funded Key Stage 1 play surface which is used at playtimes and during PE lessons.  We do walks around the local environment, use the local field for a Sports morning and make use of Coombe Brooke Valley to run Forest School.