The Bernards Heath Curriculum

We define the curriculum as everything a child sees, hears and experiences during their time with us.  This page is where you can find out what is taught and when from Nursery to Year 2.
Our Foundation Stage Curriculums show the 7 areas of learning and how the content we teach progresses through the school year. The Early Learning Goals are the end of FS2 statutory expectations.
The Curriculums for Year 1 and Year 2 provide information about each of the core subjects: English, Maths and Science and the Foundation Subjects: History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, PE and Computing. These documents have been created by our inspirational team and have been written so that they are in line with the statutory National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2), and the Early Learning Goals for the end of Reception.

As educators we understand how children develop and build their understanding of key concepts as they grow. To find out more about how these documents come to life, you can look at the Class Blogs. Teachers regularly write detailed blogs which include suggestions for how parents and carers can support their children with learning at home, as well as songs, stories and celebrations shared in the classroom.

Ensuring that our children learn about a broad range of diverse individuals is a priority. In Art and Design for example, we have ensured that the artists, craft makers and designers we share with children are from a range of diverse cultures, communities, and historical periods. It is vital that children can ‘see themselves’ in our curriculum, that we support them to develop a positive sense of self and that they are inspired. 

Progression Documents

These documents make clear the end of year expectations from Nursery to Year 2.

At Bernards Heath we know that children develop at different rates and some children will need additional support to acquire the key skills and knowledge detailed in the documents on this page. Other children may meet these objectives before the end of a year and they will have the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge in different contexts to deepen their understanding.

We always welcome your feedback so if there is anything we can do to make the information contained here easier to access and/or understand, please let us know.