Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

The Bourn Curriculum

 At the heart of the Bourn Curriculum is a belief that each one of us is capable of great things. Every child has the ability to learn and be successful and we aim to meet the needs of individual/all children.

The Bourn Curriculum is designed by our teachers to provide children with the knowledge, skills and mindset they need to live successful lives. These are our four cornerstones that underpin everything we do:

  • Knowledge: the content of what is taught, which is cumulative and inter-linked and provides a basis for further learning and the application of skills
  • Skills: the ability to do something, based on knowledge and repeated practice
  • Mindset: the approach that children have to their learning, their belief about the nature of intelligence which can be developed through effort, the use of strategies, facing challenges, being resilient and learning through our mistakes (our belief that any child can be taught anything/any child can achieve great things)
  • Relationships: the interpersonal, social and emotional skills which enable us to interact positively with each other, respecting differences, having compassion, making a positive difference in the world, in small and large ways

We aim to teach children about our local area of Bourn, Cambridge and Cambridgeshire but also about the wider world. We teach children about the past, the present and how they can impact the future as courageous citizens of the world. Our taught curriculum is underpinned by our values of hope, courage, justice, forgiveness and friendship, and by our school Vision, which ultimately aims to 'make the world a better place'. 

The vision and values underpin our curriculum and guide our decisions with regard to what to teach and how to teach it

On these pages, you will find a summary of the individual subject, and links to the Curriculum Intent for that subject, and the Curriculum Progression document, which show what is taught in each year group, and how this builds on what has been taught before. 

Curriculum Statement 2021-22