Core Subjects


Reading big books in our library.

We aim to make the teaching of English engaging, creative and stimulating with the expectation that by the end of KS2 children are fluent readers and writers and confident speakers.

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 the Twinkle Phonics scheme); 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.

Phonics and Spellings

English Schemes of Work

Our English scheme of work provides a structure of half termly units linked to the national curriculum, which staff use to plan termly, weekly and daily English lessons. The schemes for each year group outline the key objectives, outcomes and core texts central to the teaching and learning for each unit of work.

Even Years

Odd Years

English Progression in Text Types

We are passionate about providing and exposing children to high-quality age appropriate texts with increasing complexity across the year groups.

As a result of this approach, the children at Bidford on Avon Primary School develop a love of reading and a deeper understanding and confidence in their use of comprehension skills, vocabulary, grammar, spelling and punctuation. These skills are developed year on year allowing them to make progress as proficient readers and writers.


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.


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.


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.