If you would like to find out any additional information about your child's curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher.
Everyone at Brookland Infant and Nursery School recognises that a curriculum has to be broad and balanced, offer children opportunities to grow and make progress as individuals from whatever their starting points may be and build in a rich cultural capital for all learners. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and an enquiring time in their lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. Our children benefit from the outstanding parental support they receive to develop their English and Maths skills. Therefore, we need to further develop our children’s ability to apply these core skills across all curriculum subjects. This is why at Brookland Infant and Nursery School we implement a cross curricular approach. This enables our children to make meaningful links with their learning, to deepen their knowledge and inspire them to learn more.
Brookland Infant and Nursery School provides a rich ambitious learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, which is conducive to high quality teaching and learning. We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. It is our school’s intent to maximise the potential of all children, including vulnerable groups of children, such as disadvantaged, English as an Additional Language, summer born, SEND children and academically more able children. We aim to accelerate the learning progress of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in order to diminish the difference in progress and attainment between them and their peers.
Our Brookland Values (Courage, Respect, Friendship, Tolerance, Honesty and Responsibility) in conjunction with our curriculum enables our children to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society; preparing them for life beyond our school.
Children leave Brookland Infant and Nursery School with a sense of belonging and are proud that they have developed the confidence and skills to be learners for life. By the end of their time at Brookland Infant and School we want our children to be able to:
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.