Bewcastle School

Successful learning in a happy environment



We are now following the new National Curriculum. If you would like to look at in detail, please follow this link:

Our curriculum and assessment policy is here: curriculum and assessment policy Jan 2016.docx

We have a two year rolling programme of topics, that you can download from here:

curriculum overview 2014-2015.docx


In Key Stage one, we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics programme. We have a colour-coded reading scheme that is linked to the County reading scheme. Children are encouraged to read widely at a particular level before moving on to the next stage. For more information, please see the website section on 'reading'.

At Key Stage two, we follow the national curriculum programme of phonics and spelling. For those children who require additional support, we follow the 'Alpha to Omega' programme, which is a structured system of spelling, handwriting, aural dictation and sentence construction. If you would like more detailed information, please speak to our Senco, Jane Howard.

 Our whole school planning overviews can be downloaded here:

Whole school curriculum framework Summer 1 2016.doc

Whole school curriculum framework 2015-2016.doc

Whole school curriculum framework 2015-2016.doc

KS2 curriculum framework Bewcastle 2014 - 2015.doc

Our weekly timetable is here:

School timetable January 2016.docx

School timetable September 2015.docx

Year 1 English Overview.docx

Year 2 English Overview.docx

Year 3 and 4 English Overview.docx

Year 5 and 6 English Overview.docx