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St Bernadette's Roman Catholic Primary School

Together we Learn. Together we Achieve. Together we grow in God's Love.

EYFS Curriculum


Click here to download our long term planning grid for 2020-2021



Please click here to see the long term Curriculum overview for Reception 2021-2022here

For further information about the Foundation Stage Curriculum please click here

Key Stage 1 Curriculum

Years 1 and 2 work on a 2 year cycle in order to accommodate the mixed age classes.

The current academic year is Year A.

Please click here to see the Long Term Planning Grid for Key Stage 1



Please click here to see the English Curriculum for Year 2

Please click here to see the English Curriculum for Year 1



Please click here to see the Maths Curriculum for Year 1

Please click here to see the Maths Curriculum for Year 2



  At St Bernadette's Primary School, we follow  the Letters & Sounds Programme for the teaching and learning of Phonics.

  Letters & Sounds is a systematic programme  for the  teaching phonic skills to children. It starts within our Nursery setting, with the aim of   producing fluent readers by the time they leave Year 2.

  Below is an outline of the phases and when they are taught in our school:

Nursery: Phase 1 Activities are split into seven aspects which include Environmental Sounds, Instrumental Sounds, Body Sounds, Rhythm and Rhyme, Alliteration, Voice Sounds and Oral Blending and Segmenting.
Reception: Phase 2 Children learn 19 letters of the alphabet with one sound (phoneme) for each letter. The children begin to blend sounds together to make words and learn to segment words into separate sounds. The children also start to read simple captions.
Reception: Phase 3 The remaining 7 letters of the alphabet are taught, one sound (phoneme) for each letter. Graphemes such as sh, ng, ee, igh are taught as they represent the remaining phonemes which are not covered by single letters. The children read captions, sentences and questions.
Reception/Year 1: Phase 4 There are no new phonemes or graphemes taught in this phase. Children recap prior learning and learn to blend and segment longer words with adjacent consonants e.g. swim, clap
Year 1: Phase 5 Children now move onto the 'complex code.' Children learn that there are more graphemes for phonemes (ways to write the sounds) and that there are different ways to pronounce the phonemes they have already learnt.
Year 2: Phase 6 Phase 6 has a clear focus on spelling, including prefixes and suffixes, doubling and dropping letters.


Phonics Screening Check.

The Phonics Screening Check is an assessment completed at the end of Year 1. 

It enables schools to identify children who need additional help to improve their reading skills.

Children who do not 'pass' the check in Year 1 are able to re-take it in Year 2.

It is a Statutory Requirement to carry out the screening check.

The check is a short, simple screening check which consists of a list of 40 words and pseudo words (non-words), which the child reads one-to-one with their class teacher.

The Phonics Screening Check takes place in June.

 You can download a copy of the 2018 Phonics screening check from the website, here



Reading schemes used in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are: Oxford Reading Tree, Floppy's Phonics, Rigby Star & Collins Big Cats.

Reading schemes used in Key Stage 2 are: Collins Big Cats, Treetops and Project X.



Key Stage 2 Curriculum

Please click here to see the Long Term Planning Grids for Lower Key Stage 2.

Years 3 and 4 work on a 2 year cycle in order to accommodate the mixed age class.

Please click here to see the Long Term Planning Grids for Upper Key Stage 2.

Years 5 and 6 work on a 2 year cycle in order to accommodate the mixed age class. 


Maths Yearly Overviews

Please click here for the Maths National Curriculum Objectives 


For further information about the Key Stage 1 and 2  Curriculum please click here.


To download copies of our wellbeing journal, please click here.


Please find below copies of the information shared at our calculation evenings. 


 Calculation Booklet Year 1.pdfDownload
 Calculation Booklet Year 2.pdfDownload
 Calculation Booklet Year 3-4.pdfDownload
 Calculation Booklet Year 3.pdfDownload
 Calculation Booklet Year 4.pdfDownload
 Calculation Booklet Year 5.pdfDownload
 Calculation Booklet Year 6.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Calculation Evening Slides.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Calculation Evening Slides.pdfDownload
 Year 3-4 Calculation Evening Slides.pdfDownload
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