St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School is a beacon of hope and a place that offers children an education rich in wonder and memorable experiences. Through our diverse and inspiring ‘topic’ curriculum our children learn to love and love to learn.
At St. Bernadette’s School, we take a ‘topic’ approach when teaching.
History, Geography, Art and Design & Technology. Each term, every year band studies a common theme through these four foundation subjects. This enables the children to develop their key skills as well as gain a deeper understanding of the world. It is our hope that our curriculum develops children’s curiosity and fascination about the world, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Our art and design education engages, inspires and challenges our pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Design and Technology
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, our pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Our history provision helps our pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and helps them to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Our geography lessons equip our pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with developing a deeper understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
St Bernadette’s Topic Overview 2022-23
What do our children say about topic at St Bernadette’s School?
“We got to make lots and lots of stuff. We even got to do some painting!”
Parent: “Seeing our children on the trip was amazing. Their knowledge showed what good teachers they have.”
“The trip was very good. We learnt lots.”
“We loved working together.”
“Today is going to be the best day. It’s topic.”
“This week felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity. We did so much that we don’t normally get a chance to do and we loved it.”