At St. Barnabas', we believe in a diverse curriculum which offers our children solid subject recall and understanding; opportunities to apply, analyse, evaluate and create; and, lots of real and enriching experiences.
The intent of our curriculum is to create a vocabulary rich environment, where our pupils can use and apply new vocabulary throughout the whole curriculum. Our Christian vision is based on the value of encouragement and this theme is central to our curriculum provision.
We implement this aim through a topic based curriculum. This gives our pupils opportunities to use vocabulary in a range of contexts, which helps them to master its use. At the start of the academic year we produce a Long Term-Planning Overview of what will be taught in every year group.
From here we then produce more detailed Mid-Term Plans for each Half-Term.
This is followed by weekly planning for the Core Subjects - English, Maths and RE.
The impact of the curriculum can be seen in our Key Stage performance data.
We constantly review and revise our curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of the pupils at St Barnabas'.