Curriculum Intent

Our Intent for the Curriculum in Key Stage 1 and 2

What pupils will learn, and how the curriculum is sequenced, at Bell Lane.


There are six underlying attributes at the heart of Bell Lane’s curriculum and lessons.

  1. Lessons and units are knowledge and vocabulary rich so that pupils build on what they already know to develop powerful knowledge.
  2. Knowledge is sequenced and mapped in a coherent format so that pupils make meaningful connections.
  3. Our flexible curriculum enables teachers to tailor content to the Bell Lane context.
  4. Our curriculum is evidence informed through rigorous application of best practice and the science of learning.
  5. We prioritise creating a diverse curriculum by committing to diversity in teaching and teachers, and the language, texts and media we use, so all pupils feel positively represented.
  6. Creating an accessible curriculum that addresses the needs of all pupils is achieved to accessibility guidelines and requirements.

Content under development


Bell Lane has developed a sequenced curriculum following the NCTEM recommend sequence of learning and the national curriculum. Staff use a combination of NCETM PD materials and White Rose when planning half-termly and weekly.

Curriculum Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6


Curriculum Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2


Curriculum Maps Whole School Overview 

The Purple Mash scheme is used as the basis for the teaching of computing.


Curriculum Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2


Curriculum Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2


Curriculum Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2

Art & Design

Curriculum Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2


Curriculum Barnet locally agreed syllabus


Curriculum Whole School Overview

A specialist music teacher provides music lessons across the school.


Curriculum Outdoor units Indoor Units

Outdoor units are taught by coaches from Non Stop Action. Class teachers teach the indoor units.