Curriculum Overview

At Bickley, the curriculum is designed to enable children to develop the skills and gain the knowledge and understanding needed to become enthusiastic and successful learners.

The curriculum is broad and balanced and includes the following subjects:


Art and Design Technology (DT)






Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)


Physical Education (PE)

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)


Religious Education (RE)


Staff work hard at Bickley to make sure that the curriculum:

  • Is engaging / fun / interesting
  • Is relevant for children growing up in the 2020s and beyond
  • Develops key learning skills (see below)
  • Challenges thinking and promotes questions
  • Includes real and purposeful contexts for learning
  • Gives children opportunities to follow their own lines of enquiry


The curriculum is underpinned by opportunities to develop the key learning skills of

  • Resilience
  • Curiosity
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Reflection
  • Creativity and imagination
  • The ability to take safe risks


Outdoor Learning and Caring for the Environment - both at school, locally and globally - are key features of every topic, and we have developed a team of school Eco Warriors to lead on this


National Curriculum Subject Programmes of Study

Click on the links below to see an outline of the curriculum taught in each year group.

See for more information on the National Curriculum