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Barham Primary School

Embedding Excellence

Barham Primary School

Embedding Excellence


National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is a framework used to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent in key stage 1 and key stage 2. It seeks to build on the foundation provided by the areas of learning in the Early Learning Goals.

In Early Years and Key Stage 1, phonics skills are developed through daily lessons, following the 'Lesley Clarke's Letters and Sounds’ DfE validated phonic programme and books are banded according to reading ability.

The National Curriculum sets out the subjects taught as well as the knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject. It also provides standards or attainment targets in each subject and these are used by teachers to help measure your child's progress and plan the next steps in their learning. In accordance with the law, the school curriculum meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum, plus the requirements for Religious Education set out by the local authority.

Core Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing :- Computing is taught as a discrete subject (Teach Computing) and is also used to support teaching and learning across the curriculum.
  • Religious Education :- The requirements for Religious Education are laid down in a locally-agreed syllabus (Brent)

Foundation Subjects

  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology :- The school uses Kapow Primary to deliver it's DT curriculum across the school
  • Foreign Languages :- The school currently provides weekly French lessons to pupils in Key Stage 2 using Salut
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music :- Music is provided through our music programme in Reception, KS1 and KS2 by our Music Specialist teacher
  • PSHE :- incorporating Relationships and Health Education through the Jigsaw PSHE programme
  • Physical Education