EYFS & Phonics
For Nursery and Reception, our approach is a continuous one where children learn through continuous provision.
Here at Bridgewater Park we follow the Read Write Inc Scheme to teach early reading. All children following the scheme have a daily session of Read, Write Inc delivered to small groups by one of our staff.
For more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum,
please click here.
Curriculum KS1 and KS2
Being a reader, writer and speaker
Literacy is not a stand-alone subject and here at Bridgewater Park Literacy is taught across the whole curriculum. Children spend time every day reading both individually and in a guided group, as well as spending time learning spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting skills. Literacy lessons are very interactive with children learning through high quality texts and working towards a final written outcome.
Being a Mathematician
Like Literacy, Numeracy is also taught across the curriculum. Children spend time every day working on their "Numeracy passports" learning their key facts such as times tables and number bonds. Numeracy lessons are then spent using and applying these Maths skills. We introduced Singapore Maths to Years 1, 2 and 3 in October 2015, and to Years 4, 5 and 6 in September 2016 working closely with other local schools, to embed this new approach that very much follows the same pedagogy as the new national curriculum. Please click the link below for more information on Singapore Maths.
Being a Scientist
Children develop their skills in Science following the learning challenge approach.
Being a computer user
Children develop their skills in ICT following the learning challenge approach.
Learning Challenge Curriculum
We follow the learning challenge curriculum for many of our foundation subjects. Every class is working on answering a "big question" over the topic. Subjects such as History, Geography, Art and DT are taught within this approach.
Being an international speaker – French
All children from Nursery to Year 6 spend time each week learning French with our specialist teacher Madame Lila.
Being a sports person -PE
Children in Years 1 to 6 receive 2 lessons of PE every week. One of these sessions is delivered by Premier Sport by an expert coach.
Being a musician
All children in Years 1 to 6 receive a music lesson every week following the learning challenge curriculum.
Whole School Music Curriculum draft 2016 - 2017
PSHCE is taught largely based on the Learn 4 life scheme.
We follow the Halton Agreed syllabus for RE.