Curriculum

Curriculum Statement of Intent

Bishop Wood Junior School – Curriculum Statement of Intent Our curriculum is underpinned by our core values of wisdom, dignity, hope and community. At Bishop Wood Junior School, the curriculum is designed to build upon children’s prior learning, provide learning experiences that allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical …

Art & DT

Art and Design Statement of Intent We want art to be a subject that helps develop creativity and allows our children to express themselves in a way that is enjoyable and promotes a sense of achievement.  We want to inspire and equip them with skills and knowledge to take them on an artistic journey that …

Computing & ICT

Computing – Statement of Intent At Bishop Wood School, we provide a Computing curriculum designed to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and wisdom to develop skills that will prepare them for an ever-changing digital world. We equip pupils with skills, strategies and knowledge that will enable …

English

English – Statement of Intent Through our English curriculum, we aim to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. Children have the opportunity to communicate through learning partners, groups and …

French

French – Statement of Intent It is our intent at Bishop Wood Junior School to provide all our children with a high-quality education in French. This will develop their natural curiosity and confidence to explore other cultures and languages in our multilingual society. It is our hope that by providing opportunities to appreciate the French …

Geography

Geography – Statement of Intent At Bishop Wood, Geography is an important part of our curriculum as it links very clearly with our four core values of wisdom, hope, community and dignity.  It teaches our pupils about many places in the world (human geography) and many of the different natural features of the world (physical …

History

History is an extremely important part of the curriculum at Bishop Wood. Through the study of chronology and different historical sources, it allows children to weigh evidence, consider different arguments, develop their perspective and judgement, compare and contrast different societies and periods of history. This wisdom acquired in history lessons can help influence pupils’ choices …

Maths

The Mathematics curriculum statement is currently under review and will be posted shortly.

Music

Music – Statement of Intent At Bishop Wood School, we see music as a unique form of communication that inspires and motivates children. It is a vehicle for self-expression, and through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analyzing and composing, plays an important part in the children’s personal development. Through learning about and experiencing music from a …

PE

Physical Education – Statement of Intent At Bishop Wood, we provide a breadth of opportunities for our children to develop their love of sport and fitness.  By learning and practicing the core skills of throwing, catching, defending and attacking across a wide range of sports, the children are encouraged to collaborate, communicate and compete with …

PSHE

PSHE – Statement of Intent From September 2020, the teaching of Relationships and Health Education has been compulsory in Primary Schools. Under the new proposals, all schools are expected to teach children about good physical and mental health, how to stay safe online and offline and the importance of healthy relationships. In addition to the …

Religious Education

Religious Education – Statement of Intent Bishop Wood Junior School bases everything it does on our core values of wisdom, hope, community and dignity. These are especially relevant in RE; we hope to impart wisdom and knowledge about the major world religions, to inspire hope in our children that a more tolerant society of the …

Science

Science Statement of Intent Science is a body of knowledge built up through testing ideas. It is also a methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions about the natural world.  Science at Bishop Wood is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world …