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Overview of the Curriculum at Bradley Barton Primary School

Our School Curriculum

In order to meet our school values and prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life, we deliver the National Curriculum objectives alongside our bespoke Bradley Barton School Curriculum. Our School Curriculum is designed to promote personal development. It develops children socially, personally and cognitively within our restorative community.  



We inspire learning by planning and delivering engaging, challenging ‘vehicles’ instead of traditional ‘topics’. Vehicles are planned to take account of children’s interests and teacher creativity/strengths. You can see some examples of our vehicles below (in the 'School Curriculum examples booklet').


These vehicles have our school curriculum at the heart and the National Curriculum is woven into this learning. Each vehicle has a grand 'outcome' (or destination) that the children work towards throughout the term (or occasionally half-term in EYFS). We like to draw upon expertise from our local community to help bring the learning to life, so we really welcome input for community members who can support aspects of learning either through their personal experiences, skills or professions e.g. chefs, scientists, astronauts, book publishers etc. You will receive a 'vehicle journey' prior to your child's vehicle starting so that you can help to enthuse your child at home and  give them some prior knowledge which will support their learning. Also, this allows you to find out what they will be learning in case you are able to offer any skills or expertise in that particular area. These are also available on your child's class page.


Discrete learning

Although we try to weave as much learning as possible into our vehicles, some subjects are taught discretely. Mathematics, Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages and Religious Education are usually taught discretely and linked occasionally when they are able to be. In order to ensure full National Curriculum coverage, subject leaders often organise subject weeks which are a chance for children to become fully immersed in a subject and which sit outside of vehicle learning.


Our inclusive curriculum

At Bradley Barton Primary School, all class teachers are responsible for providing a curriculum that is suitable for all pupils in the class, including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) with support from the SENCo. We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Our inclusion statement emphasises the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found in our Special Education Needs Information Report and Equalities Policy.


If you have any further questions about the curriculum being covered, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher. You can also find overviews for the different subjects on the website. Further details about our School Curriculum can be found below as well as a link to the National Curriculum.