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Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent

At Broomley we offer a broad academic curriculum that is underpinned by our five key aims.

  • Every child a reader: A reading-rich curriculum which enhances learning, supports the development of communication skills and results in the acquisition of knowledge which is retained, so that pupils know more, remember more and learn more.

  • Being good citizens: A curriculum which celebrates difference, develops an understanding of right and wrong, and which ensures pupils develop a strong moral compass.

  • A love for learning and being curious: A curriculum that is exciting and engaging, which challenges children to think, question, problem solve and reason and offers hands on experiences.   

  • Learning behaviours for success: A curriculum which nurtures the learning behaviours that will help children to succeed: ​Independence; Resilience; Motivation; Being reflective; Creativity. 

 
  • Community values and teamwork: A curriculum that encourages children to give back to the community around them and become active participants in their wider world. 

Below you will find out about each of the subjects we teach across Key Stages 1 and 2, and what the children will learn about each term. For maths, we follow the White Rose Scheme and in English our work is all novel based and follows Jane Considine's The Write Stuff Programme. For the wider curriculum we take on of three approaches:

Creatively Driven:

Science, History, Geography, DT and Computing are all creatively driven around a thematic approach. We begin on a geography or history focus before carefully weaving in the strands of art and DT, to show the children how connected and dynamic their learning can be. Their expertise from previous years are built upon through a carefully planned progression of skills to develop their knowledge and model how skills are interconnected just like their learning. 

Skills Driven:

PE, Music and MFL are driven by the acquisition of skills. Skills can be acquired by doing, and the best way to master something is through regular practise or trial and error. Skill-based learning aims to build upon knowledge by developing practical expertise in a particular area. All of our children learn an instrument from year 1. 

Discussion Driven:

PHSCE and RE are driven by discussion. Students are required to find new information together, talk, listen to others, and ultimately think for themselves. Discussion-based learning can lead to better practical knowledge and potentially improved long-term knowledge retention when compared to the more traditional format of lecture-based learning.  Good questions and answers can get children to think deeply and make connections