If you would like to find out any additional information about your child's curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher.
At Brookland Infant and Nursery School we want children to:
think creatively and use their imagination
to be confident and independent
care for their environment and the wider world
respect other people
be resilient and to persevere
form good relationships with others
be curious and ask questions
keep healthy and safe
reflect on their learning
We want our curriculum to:
be exciting and engaging for all learners
be practical, cross curricular and fun!
stimulate creative thinking and problem solving
develop effective communication skills
discover, nurture and celebrate children’s talents
teach resilience and the ability to persevere
teach the essential skills of English and Mathematics
promote independence and motivation
develop social responsibility and citizenship
encourage a healthy lifestyle
The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Foundation Stage covers children’s education and development from birth to 5 years. This includes Foundation 1, which we call Nursery, and Foundation 2, which we call Reception. Our aim is to develop their personalities, talents and abilities.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
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Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Self Confidence and Awareness
Managing Feelings & Behaviour
Communication and Language
Listening & Attention
Moving & Handling
Health & Self Care
Space, Shape & Measures
Understanding The World
People & Communities
Expressive Arts & Design
Exploring Media & Materials
Key Stage 1
In Key stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) we follow the National Curriculum. The current National Curriculum came into effect on September 2014 and applies to all children in state maintained schools. It sets out the skills and knowledge which must be taught in each year group but does not specify how they should be taught, leaving that to each school’s judgement. In addition schools are able to individualise and enhance their curriculum to reflect their School’s characteristics and priorities.
Our creative curriculum is based around English and incorporates Science, Computing, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Religious Education and Physical Education. Mathematics is taught daily in discrete lessons following the Primary Framework. The children also follow a Personal, Social and Health Education programme. Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Education Reform Act of 1988 and in line with the London Borough of Barnet’s Agreed Syllabus. The children have daily discrete phonics lessons and we follow the "Tower Hamlets" programme.