Our Curriculum

The National Curriculum
The National Curriculum outlines what must be taught in Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1-6) in maintained state schools in England.  It provides details of children's statutory curriculum entitlement in English, Mathematics and Science and across 10 further subject areas: Art and design, Computing (formerly ICT, or Information Communication Technology), Design and technology, Geography, History, Languages, Music, Physical Education, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and RE (Religious Education).  

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage 
The statutory framework sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five and is mandatory for all providers of Early Years.  It  sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to give children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
The Brookmead Experience - Bringing learning to life and life to learning
The Brookmead Experience builds on the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and Statutory Framework to provide a rich and distinctive learning experience for our children.  

At Brookmead we provide a relevant and meaningful curriculum which enables all our children to:
  • enquire, explore and discover;
  • be excited by their learning;
  • find what they’re good at;
  • ask questions;
  • rise to a challenge;
  • be curious;
  • wonder and be amazed;
  • be proud of their achievements;
  • think for themselves;
  • want to be part of the team;
  • be happy;
  • be confident;
  • care about others;
  • be themselves.
We seek to provide our children with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding to help them prepare them for life and work in the twenty-first century. This means that we need a curriculum that will also enable our children to be effective communicators, possess practical life skills, be reflective, thoughtful and open to new ideas, show tolerance and understanding of others, celebrate diversity and be part of the community.  

We are ambitious for all our pupils and are committed to ensuring that all children achieve high standards in reading, writing, and mathematics and aim to inspire them through an exciting and rich curriculum experience that embraces outdoor learning, sport, music, technology and the arts. We wish to enable children to develop confidence, independence, and an enthusiasm for learning that will stay with them throughout their lives. 
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Katherine Douglas,
5 Aug 2019, 12:57
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Katherine Douglas,
5 Aug 2019, 12:57