Bliss Charity

Curriculum at Bliss – 2018 / 2019

The Curriculum at The Bliss Charity School

At The Bliss Charity School we believe that children learn best when lessons are fun, enjoyable and relevant.  Our creative, topic-driven curriculum aims to deliver the aims of the early years foundation stage framework (http://bit.ly/2wz4mCS) and the national curriculum for key stage 1 and key stage 2 (http://bit.ly/1ciqczZ) in an engaging, cross-curricular way, giving our pupils a broad and balanced range of enriching learning experiences as they progress through the school. 

Our curriculum is topic-based, with subject-specific content and objectives from the national curriculum threaded together into six termly topics per year group.[1]  While there is some discrete subject-based teaching, most learning at The Bliss Charity School is linked together through the topics for each term. 


[1] Class 6 complete five topics over six terms, with the final topic spread over Terms 5-6 due to other commitments, including: SATs week; secondary school transfer days and the summer play.  

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Class R
Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4
Class 5
Class 6

 

Further information about our curriculum

Termly class newsletters provide more detailed information about the content of the topics.  Once published, these are emailed home to parents/carers and they are available on the ‘Class’ pages in the ‘Pupils’ section of our school website (www.bliss.northants.sch.uk).   

Whole-school newsletters provide further information about the children’s learning in general.  These are published throughout the year; they are emailed home to parents/carers and they are available on the ‘Newsletters’ page in the ‘Parents’ section of our school website. 

Our twitter feed (@BlissCharitySch) is used to give an immediate insight into the children’s day-to-day learning, celebrating successes and achievements throughout the school. 

The subject-specific objectives that underpin the class topics are available on the year group curriculum overviews – see the documents below.  These statements form the ‘expected standards’ for each subject in each year group – they are used by school staff to plan their topics and to make assessments. 

 

Published schemes used at The Bliss Charity School

At Bliss we use some published schemes of work to support the delivery of our curriculum:

Area of the curriculum Name of the scheme Overview

Phonics

Read, Write Inc. Phonics

Read, Write Inc. Phonics is a structured and systematic approach to teaching phonics.  The programme meets the higher expectations of the national curriculum – see http://bit.ly/2vtjyoO

Spelling

Read, Write Inc. Spelling

Read, Write Inc. Spelling for Years 2 to 6 has been specially created to meet the higher demands of the national curriculum.  Spelling rules are introduced by aliens from an exciting online spelling planet – see http://bit.ly/2vtgPf6

Handwriting

Kinetic Letters

Kinetic Letters is a systematic, holistic approach to the teaching of handwriting: it combines physical, body-strengthening exercises and motor skills preparation with dynamic movements for learning letter shapes and sensory experiences for memory and recall – see http://kineticletters.co.uk/ or our page 

https://www.bliss.northants.sch.uk/index.php/pupils/kinetic-letters

 

 

    

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