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Our Curriculum

Our Wider Curriculum

This year we launched the ‘Our World Curriculum’ at St Bernadette’s.

This curriculum is dynamic, ambitious, rich and varied. It is coherently planned and sequenced to build on pupils’ knowledge and skills. It covers the requirements of the NC whilst providing meaningful, contextualised opportunities for pupils to learn to be responsible, respectful, active citizens of the world who contribute positively to society. We have a focus on art, music and creativity to enrich the pupils’ knowledge and understanding.


The whole school focuses on 3 overarching themes across the year, with specific topics relating to the overarching theme studied by each year group.

The termly overarching themes are:

  1. Our World our responsibility
  2. Our World -  the people and events that shaped it
  3. Our World learning from the past and shaping our future


These were our key priorities in developing our wider curriculum:

  • The wider curriculum promotes personal development and wellbeing and supports pupils’ sense of responsibility as citizens of Milton Keynes, the UK and the world.
  • The curriculum is ambitious, inspiring and of high quality and promotes high expectations for all groups of pupils  with priority focus on improving outcomes for the vulnerable, disadvantaged and those with SEN
  • Lessons are coherently planned and sequenced to ensure pupils build up relevant skills and knowledge for next stages of learning
  • Pupils are able to demonstrate that they can remember knowledge taught long term and apply and extend it in new contexts


How can YOU influence our curriculum development?

Our wider curriculum will continue to develop and grow throughout this year and into the future. If you feel that you can contribute to this development, please do not hesitate to contact us. Can you support us in enriching our curriculum by sharing your own experiences, knowledge or by linking us with your business/line of work? Can you support our careers education or any other aspect of our curriculum? We would love to hear from you.


Thank you to the parents who came to the curriculum consultation in October – the feedback was extremely positive. Please click below to see the presentation.

Click on the link below to read our current curriculum newsletters
Click on the link below to find out about our learning in mathematics
Click on the link below to find out about our learning in English
Click below to find out about our learning in RE:
Click below to find out about how we teach our pupils about British Values:
Click below to see our Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum

Click on the link below to find out about our learning in Physical Education