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Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum


Every age group within the school covers the full range of subjects from the National and Early Years Curriculums, plus Religious Education. (For more information on the National Curriculum click HERE).


We regularly review and update our school policies for each subject showing progression through the school. The curriculum is designed to ensure our pupils are well equipped for life in Modern Britain after they leave Bakewell Infants.

Religious Education


As a Church of England school, the teaching and learning of Religious Education is a  priority. It is a core subject and we value the contribution it makes to the spiritual and emotional well being  of our children as they develop into compassionate and respectful citizens.


We use the resource, 'Understanding Christianity' to structure the teaching of Christianity throughout school, and in accordance with the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020–2025 (See below) for all other world faiths and world views: Islam, Hinduism, Humanism, Buddhism and Judaism.


Learning in R.E. is enriched by many different visitors, including community faith leaders, family members and staff as they talk about their beliefs and values and how they  impact positively on their lives.  Each year we have  'special RE days' whereby children explore an aspect of Christianity creatively and in greater depth such as Harvest, Advent and Easter.



Phonics and Early Reading


At Bakewell Infants, phonics is taught through a Systematic Synthetic approach driven by 'Little Wandle' and supported by Big Cat Phonics books. For further information on our rationale and approach to reading, please see our Reading page.

Early Reading and Language parent workshop

Whole School Curriculum Plans


Our Whole School Curriculum 'Long Term Plan' is included below. From this page you can see a term by term plan of each year group's topics. 


Subjects are, where possible, taught in a cross-curricular way through topics adapted to offer a progressive and broad curriculum for all children. 


If, as a parent you would like any more information about the curriculum and what is being taught, then please click on either your child's year class page or the relevant subject area. Alternatively, please contact your child's class teacher.