Bliss Charity

Curriculum at Bliss – 2017 / 2018

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.  

 

 

Term 1

September 5th 2017

October 20th 2017

Term 2

October 31st 2017

December 20th 2017

Term 3

January 4th 2018

February 9th 2018

Term 4

February 19th 2018

March 29th 2018

Term 5

April 17th 2018

May 25th 2018

Term 6

June 4th 2018

July 20th 2018

Class R

Wild

Animals

Dinosaurs

Transport

Stories

Superheroes

Minibeasts

 Wild Animals  Dinosaurs  Transport  Stories  Superheroes  Minibeasts

Class 1

Scarecrows, Skeletons & Me Home Sweet Home

Paddington Travels the UK

Animal

Rescue

The

Tiny Seed

The

Seaside

     Yr1PaddingtonTravels  Yr1AnimalRescue    

Class 2

Dungeons and Dragons

Toys

Space

Chocolate

Amazing Animals

Around the World in 35 Days

           

Class 3

Under

the Sea

Volcanoes

Ice

Worlds

Ancient

Egypt

Our

Local Area

Romans

           

Class 4

India

Light

Anglo-Saxons

Vikings

Rainforests

We are Conservationists
   Its Electric        

Class 5

The Great Outdoors

Earth, Sun

and Moon

Ancient

Greece

Baghdad

Xiang

Dynasty

The

Stone Age

           

Class 6

Healthy Body,

Healthy Mind

The Battle of Britain

Exploration

Black

History

Planet Earth

       

 

 

 

 

 

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/

 

 

 

    

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