Botheredness Curriculum

Bruche Curriculum Design - The Narrative Approach

 We have built a knowledge rich and humanity rich curriculum.

With this mastery principle in mind, we have woven our areas of learning into a "Curriculum Story" for each year group from Year 1 to 6. This gives all learning a meaningful context; learning flows from one topic to another through conceptual awareness and understanding; below are the concepts that are a 'golden thread' through our curriculum and children's knowledge.


  • Cause and Consequence
  • Change and Continuity
  • Significance and Difference 
  • Context and Chronology
  • Diversity
  • Democracy
  • Similarity
The Curriculum at Bruche Primary School gives children opportunities to learn, build on and develop new skills, concepts and knowledge. Children experience a wide range of subjects and activities that allow them to explore different topics and learning styles in detail. Through our careers based learning, all children develop their cultural and identity capital. Through all of our lessons we encourage all children to invest in their interests and what their career aspirations are. We also want our children’s sense to be honest embodied by an individual who is knowledgeable about a wide range of culture and is comfortable discussing its value and merits. It is characterised by the experience and skill to be able to deploy the appropriate knowledge in any given situation:
Please find below our curriculum maps for this academic year which provide detail about the breadth of learning your child will experience. These include a long term map of the topics it is anticipated will be taught and more detailed overviews of the content of each topic. Please note that this planning is an outline guide and is subject to change depending on the engagement and level of interest of the children, the progress they make and their achievement of the subject knowledge and skills. There is a degree of flexibility which ensures there is an aspect of personalised learning for all children. We will also be working extensively with Chester Zoo around one of their conservation objectives. Children will visit Chester Zoo but also work in partnership with other schools.
We are in the process of creating a subject narrative for each of our foundation subjects to show clear progressions in knowledge and vocabulary. These narratives are then broken down into medium term plans which outline the key learning that will take place. Some subjects then have a knowledge organiser. These will be used to support children's retention of key facts, knowledge and vocabulary. They will be used in school but also to support homework tasks. 
Children in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 use the 'Read Write Inc' phonic and reading scheme as part of their English lessons.
We welcome parental involvement to extend children’s learning outside of the classroom, but we advise you to check with your child’s class teacher on a regular basis to ensure you are up to date with your children’s current topic.
If you want to know more or have any questions then please feel free to discuss this with your child’s class teacher. Please click on the links on the left hand side of this page, to access each year groups 2020 - 2021 curriculum planning.