INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACT OF OUR CURRICULUM
BRINGING LEARNING TO LIFE AND LIFE TO LEARNING
Our staff team have worked together to ensure we have a clear intent, implementation and impact approach for the whole school curriculum, our subject leaders have specified this on each curriculum page.
Further information regarding our curriculum, including individualised progression in skills for every subject, can be found by contacting the school.
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 diverse, rich and distinctive learning experience for our children. Whilst our curriculum covers the National Curriculum statutory requirements, it is unique to our school. Our curriculum has been designed by each subject lead to meet the needs of our children and to ensure clear progression in skills in every subject that we teach.
Our Intent, Implementation and Impact document is currently being updated by the staff team - watch this space as this will be published in the next few weeks.
At Brookmead we provide a relevant and meaningful curriculum, the impact of which enables our children to achieve our core values, these are:
Commitment & enthusiasm
Caring for others
Confidence & self-belief
Teamwork & cooperation
Honesty & fair play
Encouraging & supporting others
Taking pride in our learning
Being positive & ready to learn
We seek to provide our children with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding to help them prepare 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 empathy and understanding of others, celebrate diversity and be part of the community. Diversity is a golden thread which runs through our curriculum design.
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 enable children to develop confidence, independence, and an enthusiasm for learning that will stay with them throughout their lives.
Please click on the tabs to find out more about each indvidual curriculum area at Brookmead School. Our whole school curriculum overview can be found to the right of this page.
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.
Early Reading and phonics skills – we currently use Read Write Inc and have regular training on this from a Read Write Inc consultant to ensure our staff are as skilled and up to date as they can be.
Find out more about our curriculum:
Early Years Foundation Stage
Key stages 1 & 2
Art and Design Technology