Barnsole Primary School

Barnsole Primary School



Curriculum Statement 2015

From September 2014 there is an expectation from the Department for Education for all mainstream primary schools to deliver the new National Curriculum. We have therefore adapted our school curriculum accordingly to ensure that we meet the current aims and statutory requirements.

Curriculum Provision at Barnsole Primary School

Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum (2014), we enhance this with planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Learning is always exciting and in a meaningful context for children. Where commonality exists between subjects and aspects, learning is linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable subjects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum is a driver for the entire curriculum.

We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident independent learners in a positive learning community. Children rapidly begin to read in Foundation Stage 2 by following a phonics programme, ‘Letters and Sounds’. All children take part in a daily English and mathematics lesson.

At Barnsole Primary School pupils develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender, race or sexuality. A rigorous, well planned curriculum, delivered by skilled passionate staff in a climate of high expectation and support enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a thirst for learning and respect for all around them.

Religious Education is delivered through the Medway agreed Syllabus 2014.

The curriculum at Barnsole Primary School aims to:

  • Inspire in pupils a love of learning. 
  • Embed skills to prepare pupils for their next stage of learning.
  • Take learning beyond the classroom.
  • Develop pupils to become reflective learners who have a sense of responsibility for their own learning and development
  • Provide opportunities for academic, technical and sporting excellence.
  • Nurture pupils who understand the importance of perseverance, resilience and tolerance.
  • Enable pupils to use their acquired skills and knowledge to observe, question and think.
  • Encourage pupils to value others, their views, cultures and beliefs.

Find our curriculum overviews below:

Year 1 click here

Year 2 click here

Year 3 click here

Year 4 click here

Year 5 click here

Year 6 click here


To help your child with their learning you may find it useful to go to our "Helping Your Child" page


Below are links to the National Curriculum:



Our Phonics scheme we follow is Letters and Sounds.  Click below to go to their webpage:


Part of our IT curriculum covers e-safety.  The following document covers the areas each year group learn - Click Here to download it.