The Berkswell Curriculum Intent

At Berkswell we take great pride in delivering a rich and varied curriculum, delivered in a variety of styles, catering for the needs of every learner.

In recent years the new National Curriculum has been launched nationwide. We renewed our themed units of work for a new generation of children. Our outlook however, has remained unchanged. Using the new objectives we have a thriving curriculum that makes the most of modern technology in education. ICT has now become 'Computing' and children will develop their skills as 21st century citizens by coding, animating and socialising online safely. Creative Arts will continue its rich history of excellence at Berkswell with a clear focus on artistic skills and expert guidance from highly-trained teachers. History and Geography will ensure children grow up with a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the world in which they live in. There are very high expectations across all areas. Our new curriculum is better than any previous version at Berkswell School and will place a higher expectation on everyone involved to ensure children enjoy and are inspired by their learning journey, engaging and excelling in all that they do. 

The documents below give details of the learning taking place in each class in each term. Please use these as you wish to help consolidate your children's learning.

Berkswell CE Primary School

‘Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination…anything you want you can do it, if you want to change the world there’s nothing to it…’ Willy Wonka

Our creative curriculum has been designed to inspire children’s curiosity and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to become independent life-long learners.

Be ensuring learning is purposeful and often rooted in real-life contexts children are able to apply their knowledge and skills across the curriculum and beyond.

An importance is placed on communication and oracy leading to a love of language.

Through the sequencing, layering and revisiting of learning on their journey through school children develop their long-term memory and a deeper more profound understanding of what they have been taught.

Through the development of questioning and encouraging children to take a more investigative approach to their learning, they become critical thinkers who are able to pose and explore their own ‘Big Questions.’

The curriculum gives opportunities to consider global and cultural issues, helping children to understand not only their place in our society but in the every changing world.

We aim to give children the confidence, knowledge and skills to be aspirational as to what they could achieve in the future.


Yearly Overviews

Key Stage One
Year One
Year Two

Key Stage Two
Year Three
Year Four
Year Five
Year Six

To view the National Curriculum as published by the Department for Education, click here.

Termly Overviews
The following plans are intended to inform parents of the key objectives for each subject in each term. 

Key Stage One
Year One - Autumn, Spring, Summer
Year Two - Autumn, Spring, Summer

Key Stage Two

Year Three - 
Autumn, Spring, Summer
Year Four - Autumn, Spring, Summer
Year Five - Autumn, Spring, Summer
Year Six - Autumn, Spring, Summer