Core Subjects

Literacy


Reading big books in our library.

We aim to make Literacy fun!

We teach Literacy skills in daily lessons, and use our skills in other subjects right across the curriculum.

We use the National Curriculum Framework which covers the essential areas of reading, comprehension and phonics (using Floppy Phonics and Letters and Sounds schemes); writing, spelling, handwriting and grammar and speaking and listening.

A range of texts are studied to develop reading and writing skills.

A wide selection of books from various reading schemes (including Oxford Reading Tree and Project X) and children's literature, help to promote the development of reading.

Mathematics


Developing our skills on Pirate Maths Day.

We use the National Curriculum 2014 as the basis for teaching maths. This includes mental maths, numbers, shapes, measurement and data handling.

We give the children plenty of practical experience and time to apply their learning, reason mathematically and solve problems.

We make very good use of our excellent computer facilities for teaching and to reinforce learning using educational software.

Children are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.

Science


Exploring engineering in Science.

At Bidford School we aim to develop the children's knowledge and understanding of science within the three main areas of biology, chemistry and physics.

Children are able to develop inquiry skills through practical exploration linked to both curriculum topics and children's curiosity.

The science curriculum links to literacy, numeracy and computing.

Computing

The new National Curriculum has been developed to teach 'computational thinking' to equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need in their lives.

Children will learn how computers and computer systems work, how to design and build programs, develop their ideas using technology and create a range of content.


Year 6 using control technology to program a vehicle in ICT.
 
Using iPads to support learning.

Religious Education (RE)


Children re-enacting a Bible story in RE.

As a Church of England Aided School, we aim to promote spiritual development and to learn about the distinct aspects of the Christian faith.

Collective worship and religious education are based on the Christian faith but the beliefs and traditions of other faiths are also covered.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the daily Act of Worship should they wish.

Special School Services are held termly at the parish church and parents are invited to attend these.