Primary

Breckenbrough School Primary Class is for children aged between nine and eleven years. We provide a nurturing caring, environment for the learning to take place. We deliver the National Curriculum which is differentiated appropriately for each child allowing them to achieve their maximum potential.

Breckenbrough School Primary Class is for children aged between nine and eleven years. We provide a nurturing caring, environment for the learning to take place. We deliver the National Curriculum which is differentiated appropriately for each child allowing them to achieve their maximum potential. In the main Primary Classroom we deliver Maths, English, Science, Geography and History and use the Big Cat Collins, reading scheme.

The other curriculum subjects French, DT, Art, ICT, PSHRE, PE are taught by subject specialist teachers in rooms equipped with specific resources for that subject. In order to provide continuity and smooth transition to KS3, these subject teachers and room allocations often remain the same.

Outdoor Education is taught off-site every week. The KS2 Outdoor Education lessons include a block of swimming lessons at a local swimming pool.

Primary Curriculum Map

Primary Curriculum Policy

Rationale

At Breckenbrough School, each child is an individual and every child matters. The Curriculum is the means of providing all with opportunities for enjoyment and achievement; economic wellbeing; improving their health; staying safe; helping pupils to make a positive contribution to the school and the community.  The Curriculum will strive to ensure that all children enjoy their education and wherever possible it will make learning fun.

Purposes

  •  To provide all pupils with equal access to a rich, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum matched to their ages, abilities, interests, aptitudes and special needs.
  • To increase pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and increase their connections with the world around them.
  • The curriculum will be planned and structured to ensure that learning is continuous and that pupils make good to outstanding progress with the development of their learning.
  • To engage the children’s interest and to encourage and motivate them to want to learn.
  • To be exciting and to offer pupils lots of first-hand experience to reinforce their learning and to underpin their growing knowledge, skills and understanding of the world.

Broad Guidelines

  • The National Curriculum is taught to all pupils in the Primary Department. Programmes of study for the subjects of the National Curriculum are used selectively as the basis for the long-term and planning. These are supplemented by National Numeracy Strategy materials as appropriate.
  • A yearly curriculum map is produced for the start of the autumn term. This is changed annually according to the current students on roll.
  • Short-term and medium term planning is then produced on a termly/half termly basis.  It sets out clear learning objectives, a strategy for differentiating the work, identifying IEPs, and shows how resources are to be deployed efficiently and effectively to personalise learning for each of the children/learning groups.
  • Members of staff have responsibility for leading, managing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the curriculum. Teachers use their subject expertise to enhance the curriculum.
  • Cross-curricular links are made between subjects where appropriate.
  • Opportunities are taken to enhance the curriculum through Wednesday ‘enrichment’ afternoon. These sessions incorporate a variety of opportunities to enhance the curriculum with the use of educational visits out of school, social activities, working in the allotment, Art; textiles and photography, DT, Computing and motorbikes.
  • An extensive range of high quality resources including ICT are used to underpin the curriculum.

Conclusion

Children’s work and achievement within the Curriculum is celebrated, displayed and showcased making a significant impact on the visual appearance of the primary classroom and contributing positively to its ethos of providing an environment where pupils feel valued. The exciting curriculum that we provide will help children to understand who they are and where they live.  It will help them to learn about their community, the nation and the world in which they live. It will deepen their cultural awareness and increase their understanding of history, time and place.  It will support the development of a respect for and an understanding of the country in which they live, and the range of cultures and beliefs present.  They will learn about issues facing the world and the importance of caring for their environment.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the policies for Breckenbrough School.