The school’s direction stems from its Mission Statement: ‘Our Catholic Mission is to enable every child to have an active mind, a sense of empathy and compassion, aspiration and ambition so that they become what God calls them to be.’ At St Bernadette’s Primary School, we develop pupils to become inquisitive, imaginative individuals, ready for life in the 21st century.
KNOWLEDGE BASED CURRICULUM
Our Curriculum rationale ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, responsibility and resilience are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.
Firstly, we understand the difference between a knowledge-rich curriculum and a curriculum that has knowledge in it. Our knowledge based curriculum is ambitious and places powerful knowledge at its heart.
The content is chosen and organised carefully to ensure that it is progressive in nature from the Early Years through to Year 6.
Learning builds upon learning; we understand that children gain new knowledge only by building upon what they already know. We are aiming for our children to ‘master’ the curriculum.
Please see below a list of the subjects your child will study and click on them to find out more information.