Bishop Aldhelm's CE

Primary School

Loved by God; United in Learning

Our Curriculum

Bishop Aldhelm’s Curriculum Intent

We value all God’s Children, knowing that we are ‘Loved by God; United in Learning’… in doing so we believe that all children will and can achieve.  As a school community we will provide our children with all the tools to succeed both academically and emotionally.

Our curriculum encompasses the formal requirements of the National Curriculum with an aim to enrich every child's school experience by creating an environment where they are encouraged to succeed and be the best they can be.

At Bishop Aldhelm’s, we recognise that every child’s starting point for cultural capital is different, yet we aim to prepare children with the essential knowledge and skills for their future.  The exploration of new skills and experiences help all our children to nurture Love, Courage, Unity and Inspiration. 

 The aims of our school curriculum are:

  • to ensure all children leave reading fluently with a greater understanding.
  • to adapt learning and support so that all children can access the curriculum in an appropriate way for them.
  • to enable children to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills with an emphasis of broadening their understanding and use of vocabulary.
  • to provide a broad and balance curriculum to all children, ensuring they are ready for the next step of their learning journey. Thus developing a love of learning in order to become successful life-long learners.


At Bishop Aldhelm’s our curriculum is special.  It opens our eyes to the people we can be, find our own identity and develop our God-given talents. 

Our curriculum reflects our shared values of Love, Unity, Inspiration and Courage and, through extending our thinking, helps us to achieve more tomorrow than we did today.



Our ‘Curriculum Guide For Parents, Carers and Families’ breaks down our curriculum coverage into half-terms.  We have removed ‘National Curriculum jargon’ to create a summary of the main areas which the children will be covering in their lessons.  We hope that this will help you to support your child’s learning out of school.  Any feedback about how we could make these guides more useful would be gratefully received.

In this section we have uploaded documents which give you further information about our curriculum coverage in school and which will help you with supporting your child’s learning.  Any feedback about how we could make this section more useful would be gratefully received.

In this section you can access the official National Curriculum documents which we have broken down and personalised for our school in the ‘Curriculum Guide For Parents, Carers and Families’ section above.

The statutory primary national curriculum, including programmes of study and attainment targets, for all subjects at key stages 1 and 2. Languages are only statutory at key stage 2.

Our aim is to enable all children to learn and achieve, promote their spiritual, moral and cultural development and prepare all children for the opportunities and responisibilites of later life.

We believe that the key to both a child's academic and personal future success is the development of literacy and numeracy skills. We pride ourselves on providing a rich language environment with daily high quality phonics and number work within out Reception, Year 1 and 2 classes. As a result, our children make significant progress in their early literacy skills enabling them to access out rich curriculum effectively. Throughout the school, our focus on developing key skills by applying them within a wide range of subject areas leads to rapid progress.

Our curriculum planning constantly evolves in order to meet the interest of our learners. Our curriculum has been carefully designed to cover both a wide spectrum of knowledge from the National Curriculum and real life skills, such as resilience, problem solving, persistence and enquiry.

 Please follow the link to download our curriculum guide. 

For more information regarding the curriculum delivered by the school either access the class page or contact the school office.